Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 5:01pm

Traveling and living out of a converted Sprinter van last August, Art & Design senior Grace Coudal discovered the beauty and vastness of the American Southwest. With her friend and Art & Design class of 2020 graduate Dante Tsuzuki, Coudal drove through Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico to photograph the sweeping landscape. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:34pm

Working as a stage manager is intense. Like studying for a final or bingeing the entirety of Grey’s Anatomy in a week, stage management is mentally, physically and emotionally draining. But that is what students working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in stage management at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance sign up for — or is it? 

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 2:04pm

When asked about the future of the newly-formed Michigan Music Business Club, Business junior Jonathan Hayman, co-founder and president of the club, did not shy from divulging all that the club has accomplished in its two years of existence. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:08pm

In celebration of Frédéric Chopin’s birthday, the Kerrytown Concert House invited Kazimierz Brzozowski, internationally acclaimed pianist and University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance alum, to perform a selection of pieces from the Polish master’s body of work.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:46pm

Last week, the Zell Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program, featured Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, a renowned poet and graduate of the University of Michigan who recently published his first memoir “Children of the Land.” During the event, which took place over Zoom, Castillo shared his work, talked about his career and answered questions for the public in an hour and a half long ta

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:45pm

“There have always been Black artists, there have always been Black curators, there have always been Black collectors. They perhaps have just not been part of the Mainstream.”

Rujeko Hockley 

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 7:02pm

Orchestral music has always felt like a commitment. Listening to Mozart, Bach or Brahms is not for enjoyment, but rather a more serious soundtrack for getting my work done (without wasting an hour dancing to Megan Thee Stallion). Maybe it’s the lack of lyrics or the high-brow nature of classical music, but Western string instruments never gave me the excitement I crave in music.

But, what if orchestras were more than the sum of their boring parts? What if orchestras could create music that engaged an audience rather than lull me to sleep? 

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

March 8: Bernie and AOC are comin’ to town!

The sight looked like something out of a college commercial, with wide-eyed students strutting across campus in jolly posses and the streets of Ann Arbor beaming with Michigan pride. Throughout the morning, vans lit up in reds and blues took to the center of the Diag, setting up sound equipment with the anticipatory glee of a Christmas Eve. Brightly-colored souvenir tables lined a defrosted South University Avenue. Bernie and AOC were comin’ to town.

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:25pm

Hi, my name is Ellen Sirower and I’m currently working towards becoming a professional classical pianist, piano teacher and academic. I also suffer from really bad impostor syndrome — the crippling belief that one’s successes are the product of luck or fraud rather than skill. 

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 4:51pm
The performance art troupe The Raqs Collective went live on YouTube last week to present a talk alongside a presentation of “31 Days,” a video piece amplifying pandemic life.

The performance art troupe The Raqs Collective went live on YouTube last week to present a talk alongside a presentation of “31 Days,” a video piece amplifying pandemic life. The group is composed of the performance artists Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta and is based in New Delhi, India.