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.
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.
U-M Faculty Director: Professor Michael Gurevich
July 24 - August 4, 2017
Application Prioirty Deadline: March 31, 2017
Notifications: April 14, 2017
Girls in Music and Technology (GiMaT) is a summer day camp designed to promote participation by girls in activities at the intersection of music and technology. GiMaT offers the hands-on opportunity to learn creative technologies for making music with computers with faculty from U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Department of Performing Arts Technology, one of the world's leading undergraduate programs in music technology.
GiMaT introduces students to a wide array of topics and career paths in music technology, and will feature live interactive presentations and Q&A sessions with inspirational women working professionally in diverse areas of the field. Many of the topics covered are applicable to numerous fields and careers in technology, engineering, and media arts. There will be special emphasis on creative applications of computer programming.
Other topics include:
Girls in Music and Technology day camp is for students who will complete grades 9-12 before camp begins. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Experience with music, computer programming, or music software is not required, but will be beneficial. While the camp is open to students of all gender identities, it is designed to encourage and support girls who wish to explore musical applications of technology.
Priority Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Notifications will be emailed by April 14, 2017 for those that apply by the priority deadline.
For priority consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the priority deadline. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline if openings remain. Review, admission and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Space is limited.
To apply to GiMaT you must complete the following two steps. Your application will not be considered complete until both of the below requirements have been received by the Office of Youth & Adult Community Programs.
Complete the Online Application
Application Fee: $30 per student. Pay by credit card or by check/money order payable to University of Michigan. If paying by check, please send payment with a printed copy of your confirmation page to the address below:
Youth & Adult Community Programs
2230 Moore Building
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email your short essay and any prior experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the email should be:
Please address the following questions:
Describe your prior experience in any of the following areas: (this does not need to be in a paragraph format)
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. To be considered for a need-based scholarship you must complete the online need-based financial aid application. Please select "merit and need award consideration" in the program application. After you submit your program application you will receive a link to the online need-based financial aid application. This link will appear on your program application confirmation page. If you do not receive the link, you may email email@example.com to receive another copy of the financial aid application link.
You must also submit a copy of your family’s signed, most recent tax return (social security numbers redacted). Tax returns may be uploaded as PDFs in the financial aid application, or sent by U.S. Mail to:
YAP Need-based Scholarship
1100 Baits Drive, Rm# 2228
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Along with your family's signed tax return, please feel free to provide any additional documentation that describes your extenuating circumstances such as proof of unemployment, an AFDC medical card, or a statement of need from a high school counselor.
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