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.
Recognizing extraordinary excellence in performing arts entrepreneurship, leadership, and social impact, the EXCELprize will insure sustainability of festival in future years.
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 Senior Showcase
10:00am, Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Gallery
Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday & Monday @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is one of the largest exhibitions of art by incarcerated artists in the country. Each year, faculty, staff and students from U-M travel to correctional facilities across Michigan and select work for the exhibition while providing feedback and critique that strengthens artists’ work and builds community around art making inside prisons.
Gallery opening at 10:00 AM and opening reception at 7:00 PM with guest speakers from U-M, the Michigan Department of Corrections, and artists from previous exhibitions.
The 22nd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Free - no tickets required
3:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, EXCEL Lab
Wu Han joins EXCEL to discuss her multifaceted career as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. She'll speak with students about opportunities within the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where she is artistic director. Free - no tickets required
4:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Chip Davis Technology Studio
“Chamber Cinema: Leaving the Path and Carving Out Your Own Place in the Universe
Simon Tarr is an associate professor of art at the University of South Carolina where he is the coordinator of the Media Arts degree program in the School of Visual Art and Design. He received the 2010 University Film and Video Association Teaching Award for achievements in pedagogy that contribute to the field of film and video education. Free - no tickets required
4:30pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Named Musical America’s Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the world's most esteemed classical musicians. Wu Han will coach piano chamber music in this edition of the Sally Fleming Master Class Series. Free - no tickets required
6:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
The Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more.” Members of the Quartet will be working with student ensembles taught by Professors Kathryn Votapek and Andrew Jennings. This master class is co-sponsored by UMS. Free - no tickets required
7:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
PROGRAM: Ysaÿe - Sonata no. 3, op. 27 “Ballade”; Brahms - Violin Sonata no. 3 in D Minor, op. 108; Bach - Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052R. Free - no tickets required
7:30pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
Named Musical America’s Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the world's most esteemed classical musicians. Wu Han will lead this sonata class. Free - no tickets required
7:30pm, Off-Campus Location, Trinity Lutheran Church 1400 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
PROGRAM: Ravel - Introduction et Allegro pour harpe, flûte, clarinette et quatuor à cordes; Debussy - Clair de Lune; C.P.E. Bach - Sonata in G Major, Wq. 139; Maayani - Maqamat; Salzedo - Ballade, op. 28. Free - no tickets required
8:00pm, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Mar. 23 at 7:30 PM
Mar. 24 & 25 at 8 PM
Mar. 26 at 2 P
An opera by Benjamin Britten
University Opera Theatre directed by Robert Swedberg
University Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kathleen Kelly
Sung in English with projected supertitles
Adopted from one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, composer Benjamin Britten's opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a mystical experience where love, obsession, and mythical creatures collide. Reserved seating $28/$22/$12 with student ID
8:00pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
PROGRAM: Vivaldi - Concerto in D Minor, RV 481; Jeanjean - Prélude et Scherzo; Allemeier - Lullaby (All the Pretty Little Horses); Schoof - 2 Impromptus; Previn - Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon. Free - no tickets required
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