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.
The MGC will perform new arrangement of "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" with the Sphinx Symphony at Orchestra Hall on February 12.
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.
All students admitted to the PhD program in Musicology are provided with five-year funding packages. Students are supported each term either through an appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) or through a fellowship, as detailed below. It is typical for students to serve as GSIs for approximately three years during the five-year funding period. All funding is conditional upon satisfactory progress toward the degree and satisfactory fulfillment of teaching obligations.
Funding beyond the fifth year is not guaranteed; however, graduate students may qualify for additional support, including teaching opportunities, fellowships, and tuition-only fellowships. In addition, a number of selective fellowships are awarded to advanced students from across the University, including the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and the U-M Institute for the Humanities. Rackham supplies complete and detailed information on their administered fellowships and grants.
Students are also encouraged to apply for funding from other sources. In addition to providing financial assistance, outside awards serve as formal recognition of significant accomplishments and promise as researchers and teachers. The Rackham Graduate School maintains a useful site devoted to other funding sources.
The Department of Musicology and the Rackham Graduate School also maintain programs that provide travel funding to students to present at professional conferences and to perform research at the pre-candidate and dissertation levels.
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