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Faculty Meetings, Sample Lessons & Studio Class Visits

Our extraordinary faculty includes performers 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.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests the Musical Theatre faculty are generally unable to meet with prospective students. Please contact SMTD Admissions to inquire further about the program.

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Residence Halls

For a tour of a U-M residence hall, sign up for a Central Campus tour with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Virtual Tours are always available on the Housing Website.

Class & Rehearsal Visits

Music ensemble rehearsals are open to walk-in visits (without prior permission), but photography and audio/visual recording is prohibited. Class visits must be arranged in advance with the faculty member teaching the class. A list of courses is available on the U-M Registrar’s Office website.


Faculty permission required.  Request a faculty meeting, tour and/or class visit by contacting the Composition faculty directly.

  • Friday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM … Undergraduate Composition Seminar
  • Friday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM … Advanced Seminar in Composition (Graduate)

Dance Department Tour & Class Visits

Request a class visit by contacting the Dance Office at smtd.dance@umich.edu or 734.763.5460.  The Department of Dance studios and offices are located on Central Campus.

The following rehearsals are open to the public. Please do not take photographs or make any audio or video recordings.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM … University Symphony Orchestra, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Kenneth Kiesler
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM … University Philharmonia Orchestra, Kevreson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Oriol Sans
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM … Concert Band, Kevreson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Courtney Snyder
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM … Symphony Band, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Michael Haithcock
  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM … Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Oriol Sans

  • Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM … Jazz Ensemble, Kevreson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Ellen Rowe
  • Monday & Wednesday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM … Jazz Lab Ensemble, Kevreson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Dennis Wilson
  • Monday 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM … Small Jazz Ensemble, Kevreson Rehearsal Hall with Professors Ellen Rowe and/or Robert Hurst
  • Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM … Creative Arts Orchestra, Hanksinson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Mark Kirschenmann

Classes within the musical theatre department will be closed for prospective students. If you are interested in seeing performances however, please refer to our calendar of events here.

Faculty permission required.  Request a class visit by contacting the faculty directly.

  • Monday & Wednesday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM … Digital Music Ensemble
  • Monday & Wednesday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM … Intro to Computer Class (1st year class)

Faculty permission required.  Request a class visit by contacting the faculty directly.

The Scene Shop is always open for visitors. In addition, anyone who is interested in more hands-on experience can arrange to work alongside lab students.

  • Monday & Wednesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM … Introduction to Acting II (for non-majors)
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM … Movement I
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM … Acting II
  • Monday & Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM … Acting II
  • Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM … Acting II
  • Monday & Wednesday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM … Introduction to Drama
  • Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM … Directing II
  • Monday & Wednesday 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM … Acting IV
  • Monday & Wednesday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM … Acting IV
  • Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM … Puppetry
  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM … Voice III
  • Monday & Wednesday 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM … Theatre History II
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM … Theatre History II
  • Monday & Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM … American Theatre & Drama
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM … Directing IV
  • Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM … Acting VI
  • Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM … Performing Arts Management
  • Tuesday 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM … Theatre & Incarceration
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM … Fundraising in the Arts
  • Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM … Producing American Theatre
  • Monday & Wednesday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM … Legal Issues in Theatre
  • Wednesday 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM … Advanced Stage Makeup
  • Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM … Acting for the Camera II

  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 2:30 PM … Orpheus Singers, Stamps Auditorium (Walgreen Drama Center) with Professor Jerry Blacksone
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM … Chamber Choir, McIntosh Theatre with Professor Jerry Blackstone
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM … University Choir, Kevreson Rehearsal Hall with Professor Eugene Rogers
  • Tuesday & Thursday10:30 AM – 12:30 PM … Opera Workshop 1 (undergraduate), McIntosh Theatre
  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 2:30 PM … Opera Workshop 1 (undergraduate), McIntosh Theatre
  • Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM … Opera Workshop 2 (graduate), McIntosh Theatre

Live Performances

Each year, students and faculty of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance present more than 600 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

A nice complement to your visit, this hour-long information session and 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 the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you are only able to attend one information session and tour, we strongly recommend attending an SMTD session.

In addition to scheduling a central campus tour & information 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

Tours are available by special arrangement during Fall & Winter terms. To make arrangements please contact Tiffany Ng, assistant professor of Carillon and University Carillonist. See this page for more information about the U-M Carillon.