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March 17, 2018

School of Music Theatre & Dance

February 5, 2018


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October 2, 2017

Advisory committee named in SMTD dean search

Provost Martin A. Philbert has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The search process is underway.

April 5, 2017

Provost outlines next steps for SMTD dean search

Interim Provost Paul N. Courant will be reaching out to faculty and staff in the School of Music, Theater & Dance as he begins the process of forming a committee to assist with a search for the school's next dean.

January 12, 2017

Newmans make $1M gift to support three programs at SMTD

Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband, Frank Newman, have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

September 12, 2016

Professor reimagines presidential campaign as musical comedy

Long before a reality television star became a presidential nominee, award-winning composer, theater artist and filmmaker Andy Kirshner was thinking about the close relationship between politics and popular entertainment.

December 1, 2015

Top strings program for young musicians moves to U-M

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be the new home of Center Stage Strings, one of the country's leading summer training programs for young string musicians aged 12 to 24.

Danielle Belen, associate professor of violin, who founded the summer camp in Three Rivers, Calif., in 2010, will continue as its artistic director.

October 21, 2015

Students engage with the American South as they live the blues

Student Adrian Koch shows off a souvenir from the South: one of those metal bottle openers, the kind that with one upward motion would snap a crimped metal cap off the top of a bottle of pop or, rather, coke, as soft drinks are called in that part of the country.

October 14, 2015

Global M-Prize music competition will award $100,000 grand prize

In a bid to identify and showcase the highest caliber of chamber music ensembles in the world, U-M has announced M-Prize, a new international competition that will present a grand prize of $100,000 — the largest award of any competition of its kind.

September 29, 2015

Department of Theatre & Drama celebrating its centennial

In 1915, the University of Michigan was the first university in the country to offer theater production classes for credit. That same year saw the birth of future U-M graduate Arthur Miller, who went on to be one of the nation's most distinguished playwrights.


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