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.
Recognizing extraordinary excellence in performing arts entrepreneurship, leadership, and social impact, the EXCELprize will insure sustainability of festival in future years.
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.
Admission to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance is highly selective. Most students who receive an offer of admission have extensive backgrounds in their intended areas of study. Successful applicants have taken full advantage of the training opportunities available to them. These can include: private lessons, youth orchestras, bands, and/or choirs; regional or national arts competitions; state solo and ensemble competitions; community and professional theatre or dance companies. Many successful applicants have also received local, state, regional, or national awards in their intended area of study.
The background of admitted students varies, so don't make quick assumptions. It is absolutely possible for a student who does not have access to these activities to be competitive for admission. The only way to know for sure is to apply!
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