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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

Paul Dooley

Eric Morgeson

 

Dick Siegel

Associated Faculty

Georg Essl (Computer Science & Engineering)

Robert Swedberg

Gregory Wakefield (Computer Science & Engineering)

news

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DJ and Techno Producer Carl Craig visits SMTD (VIDEO)

Carl Craig, founder of Planet E Communications and Detroit techno legend, talks with Performing Arts Technology students about being a working DJ and producer. more

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Refreshable Braille device

SMTD's associate professor of Performing Arts Technology Sile O'Modhrain is helping to develop a refreshable Braille device.  more

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SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX

The most anticipated SMTD event of every year, the Collage Concert is a non-stop evening of virtuosity, featuring students from every performance discipline in a riveting display of talent, made even more exciting by unique ensembles, exhilarating repertoire, and unexpected juxtapositions of acts. more

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U-M Announces International Chamber Music Competition with Grand Prize of $100,000

M-Prize, U-M's new international chamber arts competition, will feature the largest cash award of any competition of its kind as it seeks to raise the profile of chamber arts. more

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NY Philharmonic Residency Details Announced

SMTD, UMS, and the New York Philharmonic announce the full details of the upcoming New York Philharmonic Residency in October.  more

Moore Building's new Brehm Pavilion (photo: Michigan Photography, Eric Bronson)
E.V. Moore Building reopens following $29.5 million renovation and expansion

SMTD's Earl V. Moore Building reopens, introduces brand new Brehm Pavilion. more

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Professor Michael Gurevich awarded grant to implement new arts and technology initiative

Student Parternships in Arts and Technology will be a new initiative spearheaded by PAT assistant professor Michael Gurevich.  more

SMTD logo for newsSMTD Welcomes New Faculty

New SMTD Faculty includes David Daniels, John Granzow, Kathleen Kelly, Nathan Martin, Tiffany Ng, John Pasquale, Scott Pingel, René Rusch, Oriol Sans, and Kathryn Votapek. more

William and Delores Brehm (photo by Mark Mastropietro)
SMTD Receives $1 Million Gift for Pianos From William and Delores Brehm

Lead donors to the Moore Building renovation and expansion make additional gift to outfit the building with new pianos.  more

 

events

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Thursday, February 11 - 8:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required
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Thursday, February 18 - 7:30pm
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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