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Additional Opportunities


Dance Department Tour & Class Visits

Dancing AmericasTours of the Dance Department Facilities are available by individual arrangement. Dance classes are not available for observation. 





Faculty Meeting/Lesson/Studio Class Visit

Joe GramleyOur extraordinary faculty includes performers currently active on the international stage; highly experienced former members of symphony orchestras, opera houses, and dance and theatre companies; prize-winning composers; and renowned scholars in theory and musicology.

Many faculty members welcome the opportunity to visit with prospective students, and some are available for private lessons. Please contact our faculty members directly, as they schedule their own appointments and have unique policies for visits, lesson fees, etc.

List of Faculty by Department




Music Rehearsal Visits

Walt Everett teachingMost rehearsals are open to view on a drop-in basis without prior permission. 

For a list of music rehearsals, refer to the Class & Rehearsal Visits to select the options that best fit your interests.






Live Performances

Into the WoodsEach year, students and faculty of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance present more than 450 concerts, recitals, and staged performances in Ann Arbor.  Experiencing a live performance offers the best perspective about the level artistry at the University of Michigan.  You may wish to plan your visit around a specific concert or performance.  Visit our Calendar of Events to see what's coming up!





Central Campus Tour/Info Session

UM DiagAvailable from 10:00 AM–12:30 PM or from 1:00–3:00 PM.

A nice complement to your visit, this student-led tour takes you through several central campus buildings, where most academic classes are held. Registration for these sessions must be completed online through our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

In addition to scheduling a central campus tour/info session, be sure to check out the Cultural Connections Guide for a wealth of information about U-M museums, galleries, libraries, and nature areas.



Carillon Tours

Steven Ball Lurie CarillonTours are available by arrangement during Fall/Winter terms.  Contact Steven Ball, Assistant Professor of Music and University Carilloneur at or by phone at 734.764.4414. Check out our website for more information about the U-M Carillon.






Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments Tours

Stearns Collection of Musical InstrumentsHolding over 2,500 pieces of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world, the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments is one of the largest accumulations of such artifacts housed in a North American university.

To arrange a tour, contact Carol Stepanchuk, Outreach Director, at or by phone at 734.936.3961





Residence Hall Tours

Bursley HallTours of most residence halls are available Mon-Fri during the U-M Spring/Summer sessions.  Tours are provided to admitted students and family members as part of the Campus Day program from late Jan-April, as well as to students participating in the Summer Orientation Program. Virtual Tours are always available on the Housing Website.

Living Arts is an interdisciplinary living learning community located in Bursley Hall and comprises students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, School of Art & Design, College of Engineering, and Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. The focus of this community is exploring the creative process and how it is approached from a variety of disciplines. Prospective students and families are welcome to schedule a tour of the Living Arts Studio in Bursley Hall.


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