The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance



Biography

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, founded in 1880 and encompassing programs in dance, music, musical theatre, and theatre, is one of the finest performing arts schools in the United States. The student body is approximately 1000 students, while the faculty totals approximately 150, allowing for a high-level of personal interaction. The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance strives to maintain a balanced emphasis on both performance and scholarship while presenting students with the training necessary to excel within their chosen field. Each year, students and faculty of the School of Music present more than 450 concerts, recitals and staged performances in Ann Arbor. The schedule of concerts held by the School’s orchestras, bands, and choirs is augmented by numerous solo and small ensemble performances. Various ensembles specialize in early music, electronic music, contemporary classical music, jazz and improvisation, and many eclectic styles of music including Klezmer, mariachi, Japanese music and the Javanese gamelan.

Watch Past Performances

Video 2/19/2015: The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Students perform a work for bassoon and piano by Tamplini, various vocal selections for soprano, a string quartet by Brahms, and the Firebird Suite for piano by Stravinsky. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/19/2014: Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/17/2014: The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Students present a program featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/17/2013: University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

This varied program features works by Schoenfield and Chopin; selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni; and a performance of ragtime music featuring saxophone ensemble The Moanin’ Frogs. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 3/12/2012: The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Students play a program featuring works by Andrea Clearfield, Arvo Pärt, Ponchielli, and Debussy. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 5/10/2010: University of Michigan School of Music

Students Timothy Steeves, violin; Kevin Miller, piano; Siyi Fang, piano; Daniel Graser, saxophone; and Nicole Greenidge, soprano, perform works by Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Leslie Adams. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project

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