The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
A behind-the-scenes look at SMTD's Michigan Artist Citizen Program at Mitchell Elementary.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Musical theatre student Wonza Johnson, who just completed his freshman year, appears on HBO in a new episode of the documentary series, YoungArts Masterclass, with stage and screen star Kathleen Turner. The first airing of the program is on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. It will later be distributed, free of charge, to high schools throughout the country. A trailer for the Turner episode with Johnson can be seen on YouTube.
Johnson was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to be one of 150 National YoungArts Foundation winners and one of only four to participate in the Turner masterclass.
The Emmy-nominated HBO series YoungArts MasterClass chronicles the work of renowned artists sharing their art and life experiences in masterclasses with YoungArts Winners. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing this new generation of young artists to meet and work with legends in the fields they aspire to pursue.
The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists, and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Quadruple Threat 01/12/2016
A Cinderella Story 07/08/2015
Creating the 21st Century Artist 07/08/2015
SMTD Alumni at the Tony Awards 06/04/2015
SMTD Welcomes New Faculty 09/09/2014
U-M Alumni Nominated for Tony Awards 05/02/2012
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