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Department of Performing Arts Technology

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The Department of Performing Arts Technology seeks to advance the aesthetics of technology-based arts through performance, the development of emerging technologies, and research. Collaboration and creativity are key components of the interdisciplinary study of music, dance, theatre, engineering, art, and film and video.

 

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The University of Michigan maintains extensive computing resources for all students and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance vigorously promotes applications of technology in music. Professional quality studios include the Music Technology Lab, Multimedia Lab, Music Listening Lab, two Electronic Music Studios, the Audio Studio, the Video Studio, and several project studios. These studios feature state-of-the-art equipment in acoustically optimized spaces. The nearby Duderstadt Center houses an electronic library, interactive multimedia classrooms, a virtual reality laboratory, and design studios.

 

 

faculty

 

Jason Corey (Chair)

Jeremy Edwards

Michael Gurevich

Andrew Kirshner

 

Part-Time Lecturers

Paul Dooley

Chris Goosman

Sile O'Modhrain

Stephen J. Rush

Erik Santos

 

 

 

Eric Morgeson

Dick Siegel

Associated Faculty

Georg Essl (Computer Science & Engineering)

Robert Swedberg

Gregory Wakefield (Computer Science & Engineering)

news

SMTD logo for newsSMTD Receives Quick Win/Discovery Grant for Cultural Entrepreneurship Project

University grant will support program to help performing arts students develop entrepreneurial skills in the transformed cultural landscape of the 21st century. more

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SMTD Receives Major Gift for Moore Building from Alumnus Chip Davis

Founder of the multi-platinum group Mannheim Steamroller has donated $1 million in support of the renovation and expansion of SMTD's E.V. Moore Building. more

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Explore Prof. Stephen Rush's Interdisciplinary Dark Matter Project

“Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible" is the subject of a feature article published by Michigan Research, the newsletter of UM's Office of Research. more

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U-M selects Sphinx’s founder as new dean of School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Aaron Dworkin, recognized internationally for his leadership and advocacy of diversity in the performing arts, will serve as dean of the SMTD beginning July 20, 2015.  more

 

Audio Studio in the Duderstadt Center, across from the School of Music Theater & Dance, available for student work
Students live stream a synced performance in Electronic Chamber Music, a course available to Performing Arts Technology studentsVideo Studio at the Duderstadt Center, available for multimedia performance and student worksGypsy Pond Music, an annual installation created by the students of the Digital Music EnsembleLive motion capture demo in the 3D Lab, a space available to students, designed for projects ranging from motion capture to video game design to 3d animationThe School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in which the Performing Arts Technology department is located.The Duderstadt Center, in which the recording and multimedia studios are located. This is across the street from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance on North Campus.
"I was a performing arts technology major focused in composition; I was involved in every aspect of sound in performance that exists in this school. It’s the most versatile music degree you can get."
Kevin DeKimpe, BFA Performing Arts Technology 2010

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David Smith

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