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The Conducting Department offers exceptional training to talented musicians. Intensive study with a major artist-teacher and performance experience are the foundation for developing highly qualified, professional conductors. The graduate program in conducting at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance has consistently been ranked first in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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Regents appoint Melody Racine as interim dean of SMTD

Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16. more

Video Still of "Seven Words of the Unarmed" performance by U-M Men's Glee Club, Courtesy Chris McElroy, Michigan Media
U-M Glee Club's 'Love, Life & Loss' film wins 5 Michigan chapter EMMY® Awards

Love, Life & Loss, featuring the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, won five EMMY's at The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Michigan Chapter) 39th EMMY® Award Ceremony. more

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U-M Concert Band to Perform at North Central Division Conference

The U-M Concert Band has been invited to perform at the North Central Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association.  more

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Eugene Rogers will succeed Jerry Blackstone as Director of Choral Activities in July 2018

Rogers, a two-time alumnus of SMTD, will assume his new role following Blackstone's retirement next spring.  more

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Alumni receive Tony nominations

Alumni Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Gavin Creel all received major Tony nominations, while alumnus James Earl Jones will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. more

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Dean Dworkin's statement on proposed elimination of NEA and NEH

In a letter to all SMTD constituents, Aaron Dworkin lays out the importance of the NEA and NEH to our nation and to the future success of our students.  more

 

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Thursday, August 31 - 6:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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Jerry Blackstone conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir in the Brahms Reqiuem.
Kenneth Kiesler conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and University ChoirGraduate student Arian KhaefiMichael Haithcock rehearses the Symphony Band at the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts.Conducting classJulie Skadsem leads the Chamber Choir during Collage
"The conducting program at Michigan is so good because it has as its legacy a long tradition of great teachers; it has a great history to build on."
Michael Haithcock, Director, University Bands and Professor of Conducting

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