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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. The Brehm Technology Innovation Suite features professional-quality facilities including the Music Technology Lab, Chip Davis Technology Studio, Control Room, and two Editing Rooms. These studios feature state-of-the-art equipment in acoustically optimized spaces. The nearby Duderstadt Center houses two Electronic Music Studios, the Audio Studio, the Video Studio, and several project studios, a virtual-reality laboratory, and design studios.

 

 

faculty

 

Part-time Lecturers

Christopher Burns

Paul Dooley

 

Eric Morgeson

Dick Siegel

Associated Faculty

Robert Swedberg

Gregory Wakefield (Computer Science & Engineering)

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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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Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service.  more

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2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition: Accepting Applications

M-Prize, offering an unprecedented grand prize of $100,000, is now accepting applications, with a deadline of February, 1, 2017. more

Chelsea Hamm and Kevin Allswede took Bharatnatyam lessons as part of the India program. Photo by Chelsea Hamm
The India Program is Music to Their Ears

When nine U-M students began their journey to India with Prof. Stephen Rush in July, they thought they were going to learn about Indian classical music. But when they returned one month later, they also brought vast new knowledge about themselves and each other. more

 

events

SMTD logo for eventPerforming Arts Technology Seminar: Jeff Treviño, Cal State Monterey Bay

Friday, March 31 - 5:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Chip Davis Technology Studio
Free - no tickets required
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Saturday, April 1 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Chip Davis Technology Studio
Free - no tickets required
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Friday, April 7 - 4:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Chip Davis Technology Studio
Free - no tickets required
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SMTD logo for eventThe River in Our City, the River in Our Veins

Saturday, April 8 - 5:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Pond
Free - no tickets required
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image for True Blue! A Tribute to MichiganTrue Blue! A Tribute to Michigan

Saturday, April 8 - 7:00pm
Hill Auditorium
Reserved seating -$50/$30/$25 and $20/$15 with Student ID
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SMTD logo for eventComputer Music Showcase

April 12 - 13
Earl V. Moore Building, Chip Davis Technology Studio
Free - no tickets required
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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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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

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