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.
A group of jazz percussion student will spend spring break in Cuba, for a week of study and performance with Cuban musicians and students, as well as an immersive exploration of Cuban culture and history.
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U-M Faculty Director: Professor Janet Maylie
July 9 - 22, 2017
The Theatre & Drama Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to work with some of America's best professional theatre artists/teachers at the new and state-of-the-art Walgreen Drama Center on the Ann Arbor campus. Students interested in performance receive a well-rounded, intensive experience that will give them preparation for a college career in the theatre. A University of Michigan credit represents the highest standards in the field, to those interested in theatre, television, or film. The Academy culminates in a performance in the Walgreen Drama Center's Arthur Miller Theatre. Class offerings include:
The Academy is open to students in grades 10-11 during the 2016-2017 academic year.
The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)
Upload a memorized monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, from any play. Your face and body must be visible for the duration of the monologue. Announce your name and monologue before you begin.
Upload a resume that outlines your experience in theatre and any relevant work experience.
Upload a color or black and white headshot.
To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 10, 2017. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 10, 2017.
Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.
Decisions will not be given by phone.
As a courtesy to the University of Michigan Theatre & Drama Academy faculty and the other applicants, please notify the MPulse office and withdraw your application if you commit to another summer program anytime during our review/decision notification process.
Please visit the Tuition, Fees and Scholarships page for more information.
The General Information page includes many important items.
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