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SMTD Alumni Society

All alumni of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance of the University of Michigan, past and present faculty members, and friends who have demonstrated a vital interest in the School are voting members of this Society.

Members of the Alumni Society are invited to nominate and elect the representatives that make up the SMTD Alumni Society Board of Governors. Contact Ellen Storch at 734-763-9769 if you would like to nominate someone or put yourself forward as a candidate to serve on the Alumni Society Board of Governors.

 

All members of the Alumni Society are invited to participate in the Board of Governors annual business meeting, usually held during the fall term in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. Alumni Society members are also encouraged to nominate fellow alumni and friends of the School for the annual Emerging Artist and Hall of Fame Awards.

Board of Governors

The SMTD Alumni Society Board of Governors has 15 volunteer members, elected on a rotating basis, for three-year terms. Board members may serve two consecutive terms. As representatives of all disciplines of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the Board provides support for programs and endeavors outlined by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Programs and projects initiated by the Board of Governors:

  • Create mentoring opportunities for current SMTD students
  • Award alumni for professional work and dedication to the performing arts
  • Plan annual alumni reunion activities
  • Help advance the mission and goals of SMTD

Current Board Members

Toni Auletti - Dexter, MI
MFA '95, Theatre

Kathleen Conlin - Champaign, IL
Ph.D. '84. Theatre

Danny Gurwin - North Hollywood, CA
BFA '94, Musical Theatre

David Jackson - Ann Arbor, MI
BM '91 and MM '92, Trombone

Phyllis Kaplan - Montgomery Village, MD
BM '60, Music Education; MM '63, Music Literature; Ph.D. '77, Music Education 

Brenda Kee - Silver Spring, MD
DMA '77, Piano

Lizzie Leopold - Evanston, IL
BFA '05, Dance

Janet Lilly- Greensboro, NC
MFA '92, Dance


Donald Morelock - Ann Arbor, MI
MM '67, Piano

Joel Puckett - Lutherville Timonium, MD
MM '01 and DMA '04, Compisition

Robert Radock - Nashville, TN
BM '73 and MM '74, Music Education and Trombone

Eugene Rogers - Ann Arbor, MI
MM '01 and DMA '08, Conducting

Samantha Shelton - Troy, MI
BA '89, Political Science; MFA '94, Dance

Susan Waller - San Ramon, CA
MM '72, Flute

*Peter T. Witte - Overland Park, KS
BM '89, French horn; MM '97, French horn and Conducting 

*Board Chair

 

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