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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Saxophone
Office: 3065 Moore
Donald Sinta was formerly on the faculties of the Hartt School of Music and Ithaca College. He is active as soloist and clinician throughout the United States and Canada. His recording American Music for the Saxophone is known throughout the world. Mr. Sinta has premiered more than 40 works by American composers, and in 1969 he was the first elected chair of the World Saxophone Congress. He is director of the All-State Program at Interlochen and the Michigan Youth Ensembles Program.
Professor Sinta held an Arthur Thurnau Professorship, an award for outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level.. Mr. Sinta may be heard on William Walton's Façade with the Lincoln Center Chamber Players and George Crumb's Quest with Speculum Musicale of New York City.
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