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Youth Education

The Youth & Adult Community Programs area offers a variety of high-quality programming to pre-college students. Our programs take place both during the school year and in the summer. 

Michigan Youth Ensembles

The Michigan Youth Ensembles (MYE) program brings together select high school students from local music programs for weekly rehearsals at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Students chosen by audition have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a stimulating environment, while learning from U-M conductors, applied faculty, and graduate students. Created as a higher education outlet for local music education programs, MYE allows students to work in a collegiate setting and minimizes barriers between high school and college music study.

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes on the Ann Arbor campus inspire high school students to exciting new levels of excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. The sessions are designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college. Participants work with distinguished University of Michigan faculty and alumni while experiencing campus life in Ann Arbor.

Performing Arts Clinics

Performing Arts Clinics are fun and interactive one-day workshops designed to suit all skill levels. Currently, we offer Performing Arts Clinics in bass and percussion.

Preparatory Programs

The String Preparatory Academy at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance is a year-round program which provides instrumental instruction to pre-college students.

The Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Progam provides piano lessons to pre-college students during school-year and summer sessions.

MPulse Chamber Group


Michigan Youth Chamber Singers


Michigan Youth Jazz Improvisation Ensemble


MPulse Dance

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