School of Music Theatre & Dance

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. February 17, 2022

    Regents honor five as Arthur F. Thurnau Professors for 2022

    Five U-M faculty members have been named Arthur F. Thurnau Professors in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. 

  7. February 14, 2022

    Oboe professor runs a marathon in every state

    Nancy Ambrose King, professor of oboe in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, completed a marathon in all 50 states, all before turning 60.

  8. January 24, 2022

    New York native drums up performance, teaching career

    Ian Antonio, assistant professor of music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has played the drums since before he can remember and performed on four continents.

  9. January 17, 2022

    Filmmaker got their start early with VHS camcorder

    Charli Brissey, assistant professor of dance in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has worked at U-M since 2018 teaching film, composition and technique classes in the dance department.

  10. December 15, 2021

    Two more anti-racism faculty hiring proposals approved

    Two proposals submitted in the second round of U-M’s Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative have been approved for funding. Seven faculty members will be recruited to LSA, the School of Social Work and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.