The Music Man—Dean Dworkin Takes the Stage

The Music Man—Dean Dworkin Takes the Stage

Aaron Dworkin

Aaron Dworkin, ’97, MMUS’98, arts entrepreneur and diversity advocate, returns to U-M as the new dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Learn more in our profile in the early fall issue of Michigan Alumnus, which arrives in homes this week. As he steps into his new role, here’s a quick, by-the-numbers snapshot of the school:

  • Approximately 796 undergraduate students, 298 grad students, and 176 resident faculty
  • 16 departments, including the newest addition, the Department of Chamber Music
  • Seven facilities for teaching and nearly 20 performance spaces across campus
  • 25 major music ensembles, including orchestras, choirs, bands, and 28 student organizations
  • The Michigan Marching Band, which comprises mostly non-music majors
  • Each year, four to five fully staged theater productions, three to four fully staged musical theater productions, two fully staged operas, two studio and workshop productions, one major dance production, dozens of smaller dance concerts, and multiple special event performances such as the Collage Concert, Grand Night for Singing, Band-o-Rama, and the Halloween Concert
  • Two carillons (Burton and Lurie)
  • One of the most comprehensive music libraries in the U.S., which includes a 90,000-piece collection of sheet music assembled by Thomas Edison to support his gramophone company
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