PREVIEW: Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness & Prevention in the Performing Arts

On Tuesday, February 26, following a panel discussion on the same topic, the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty and Staff Allies Network will present a performance addressing the issue of sexual and gender-based misconduct in the performing arts. The goal of this event is ” to take steps towards culture change, affirm our commitment to safety and inclusivity, institute transparency and an open door of communication, and inform our community of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report on Sexual Harassment of Women.”

Featured performers will include Colleen Bernstein, an SMTD Master’s student in percussion performance and chamber music, Carla Dirlikov Canales, mezzo-soprano, SMTD alumna, and founder of the Canales Project, and Nicole Reehorst, SMTD MFA student.

The event will take place in Hankinson Rehearsal Hall in the Earl V. Moore Building on North Campus. Admission is free, but registration on the Eventbrite page is recommended. The panel discussion will take place from 6-7:15 pm, and the performance will take place from 7:30-8:30 pm. All are welcome to attend one or both portions.


JM is a dual degree student in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the College of Engineering. Some of her favorite things include running, reading, all things creative, purple, and zebras.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *