Each summer, the MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes bring approximately 250 eligible young people to the Ann Arbor campus to pursue excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. Sessions are designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college and would like to gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Participants hail from Michigan, across the U.S., and around the globe.

During the MPulse sessions, students have the opportunity to meet with SMTD admissions counselors in an informational meeting devoted to the application and audition process.

Institutes for Summer 2021

MPulse COVID-19 Updates

SMTD will be hosting the following institutes during the summer of 2021. Tuition information and sample schedules for both an in-person and online version of each program is listed on their respective webpage. Due to anticipated restrictions from COVID-19, a final decision on which version of each 2021 MPulse Institute will be held will be made prior to the due date of the institute’s first deposit. Students will be able to indicate which versions of the program they’re comfortable participating in on the MPulse application.