At the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) you will sharpen your skills as a performing artist and share your passion for creating music, theatre, and dance that will change the world. U-M is accepting applications until December 1, and we want to hear from you!
Starting December 2, SMTD will present six innovative student-driven productions of theatre, musical theatre, and opera. Learn more about our exciting season!
Become the Artist You’re Meant to Be
Choosing where you will study performing arts has never been more important. Learning to master your craft with internationally renowned artists and scholars who are not only at the top of their field, but are also great teachers, is a top priority
Spotlight On Faculty
Professor David Jackson (MM '92, BM '91, trombone performance) is an active performer, a champion of new music, and a dedicated teacher. Read more
Spotlight On Alumni
Monica (MM '10 voice) and Eiki (DMA '12 orchestral conducting, BMA '04 music theory) Isomura met at SMTD. They live in Houston where Eiki is the artistic director of Opera in the Heights and Monica has a successful private voice studio. Read more
Spotlight On Alumni
Every Halloween concert since 1997 has opened with Adam Glaser's (MM '98, MBA '02) "March of the Little Goblins." Learn more about the composer of this Ann Arbor favorite.
Forge Your Career
SMTD is revolutionizing the way performing arts students prepare for their careers. We boast one of the nation’s most robust career planning and entrepreneurship programs for the performing arts—EXCEL (Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership)—which includes generous funding for student ventures. We also offer a rich variety of Community Engagement programs across multiple disciplines, providing students with hands-on work experience. SMTD is empowering students to embrace a brave new world of career possibilities, and to live a fulfilling and creative life, made possible by an exceptional education.