School of Music Theatre & Dance

  1. November 14, 2022

    SMTD technical director has long history with Pokémon

    Richard Lindsay, technical director of university productions and lecturer of theatre in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, discovered Pokémon during the late 1990s.

  2. November 7, 2022

    Obituary — Gretchen Neal Jackson

    Gretchen Neal Jackson, 78, of Ann Arbor died Oct. 25 at Glacier Hills Senior Community. She had a 15-year career in development at U-M, beginning in what is now the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

  3. October 31, 2022

    Small observation helps lead to big break

    Jonathan Smith, percussion program manager at U-M, has performed nearly 200 shows for “Aladdin” on Broadway since 2014 as the designated sub for the musical’s full-time percussionist.

  4. October 24, 2022

    Water is a fundamental part of Aaron Dworkin’s life

    Aaron Dworkin finds inspiration in water, which figures into many important events in his life.

  5. September 12, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  6. July 25, 2022

    Associate professor carries on mentor’s legacy

    John Ellis, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, helps administer two community engagement programs that teach piano to young people.

  7. May 18, 2022

    Ashley Lucas to receive 10th annual Shirley Verrett Award

    U-M’s Women of Color in the Academy Project will present its 10th annual Shirley Verrett Award to Ashley Lucas for her visionary leadership that demonstrates the power of theatre to change lives and promote social justice.

  8. April 13, 2022

    Society of Fellows names seven new members

    The Michigan Society of Fellows has selected seven new members to serve three-year appointments as postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors at U-M, beginning this fall.

  9. April 5, 2022

    SMTD launches Michigan Orchestra Repertoire for Equity

    The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has launched a 10-year project to commission 10 new orchestral works with the intention of diversifying the orchestral repertoire.

  10. March 21, 2022

    Faculty member trains furry friends for agility contests

    Since 2001, Holly Hughes has been involved in dog agility, a passion that draws her closer with her dogs, provides quality exercise for both handler and dog, and involves patience and learning by both parties.