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Excellence in Action

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance EXCEL Lab provides entrepreneurship training and career services for all U-M students engaged in the performing arts. Our goal is to enable all our students to forge a viable career in the performing arts by exploring, developing and leveraging their talents, training, skills, and ambitions.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership (EXCEL) catalyzes success for U-M SMTD students and alumni through co-curricular workshops, ongoing mentoring, and $100,000 in student project and venture funding.

Core Competencies

With initial funding support from the Transforming Learning for a Third-Century Initiative, EXCEL offers flexible, non-invasive programming informed by SMTD stakeholders. Through it's diverse array of activities, the EXCEL Lab leverages the full extent of the University of Michigan ecosystem (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners).

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1279 Earl V. Moore Bldg
1100 Baits Dr.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 | 734-615-8585

The exterior of the EXCEL lab features bold, bright letters spelling out EXCEL across three large glass window pannels
EXCEL Lab - 1279 Moore
Located adjacent to the Student Commons in the Moore Building, the EXCEL Lab serves as a hub for events, workshops, and meetings.

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