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Additional Opportunities



Dance Department Tour & Class Visits

Dancing AmericasTours of the Dance Department facilities are available by special arrangement. Dance classes are not available for prospective student observation. 





Faculty Meetings / Sample Lessons / Studio Class Visits

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 many 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 teachingMusic ensemble rehearsals are open to walk-in visits (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 of 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 Tours & Information Sessions

UM DiagAvailable 10:00 AM–12:30 PM and 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

carillonTours are available by special arrangement during Fall & Winter terms. To make arrangements please contact Kipp Cortez, Coordinator of Carillon Studies 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

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 Halls

Bursley HallTours of most residence halls are available Monday through Friday during the U-M Spring & Summer sessions.  Tours are provided to admitted students and family members as part of the Campus Day program in March & 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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