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.
Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16.
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.
Singers and Instrumentalists should prepare one classical solo that demonstrates their best level of both technical and expressive abilities. This selection need not be more than 3 minutes in duration. Instrumentalists should include a second piece or additional movement if one piece does not demonstrate contrasting styles. A chromatic scale throughout the range of an instrument may also be asked. An accompanist will be provided for singers only. It is preferred that instrumentalists play without accompaniment.
Percussionists should prepare 3 solo pieces or etudes that show proficiency on snare drum, a mallet instrument, and timpani. Sticks/mallets are not provided; you must bring your own.
Sight reading/sight singing will be required of all applicants.
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