The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is a rigorous, highly selective school encompassing programs in music, dance, theatre, and musical theatre, as well as music theory, musicology, music education, and more.

Your education and training at SMTD goes well beyond the classroom, however. Performance opportunities abound, with hundreds of student performances taking place each academic year in venues ranging from intimate recital spaces to celebrated theatres and concert halls.

Find out more about the vibrant, diverse SMTD community. We look forward to talking with you about the range of our programs, our outstanding faculty, and the vast resources and opportunities available through the greater University of Michigan community.

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Degrees & Learning Opportunities

We offer more than 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs. Our courses are taught by faculty who are not just highly skilled and dedicated teachers; they are accomplished artists and scholars devoted to training, mentoring, and inspiring gifted students.

Applications open on or before September 1 each year.
The deadline to apply is commonly December 1, with a few degrees posting later deadlines.

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Students from other U-M Units

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers a variety of ways for U-M students from other units to get involved. Opportunities include an array of performing ensembles, private music lessons, special course offerings, and a diverse collection of minors.

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Visiting the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in-person or virtually is the best way to learn about our programs, see our talented students and faculty in action, and explore our vibrant and beautiful campus!

Cost, Scholarships & Financial Aid

With a wide variety of financial resources available, U-M strives to be an affordable choice for talented students seeking the finest performing arts education. If your dream is to attend SMTD—and you are selected for admission—we will do our best to help make your dream a reality.

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Summer Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 5:00pm

8:30am – 1:00pm

Closed on all observed university holidays and season days, as well as Monday – Thursday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch.

The SMTD Admissions team is working in a hybrid in-person and remote combination, so individual staff on-campus hours may vary.

General Admissions Questions
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 764-0593

Auditions/Interviews Questions 
Email: [email protected]

Prospective SMTD students can schedule a meeting with an SMTD Admissions, Scholarships & Financial Aid staff member on our Calendly!

Not sure where to start? Complete our Prospect Routing Form to direct you to the right person.

Your Admissions Team

Mica Harrison Loosemore

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid & Enrollment Management

Programs: Conducting
[email protected]
(734) 764-0593

Brian Igoe

Associate Director of Admissions

Programs: Carillon, Collaborative Piano, Harpsichord, Instrumental Music Education (Piano), Organ, Piano Pedagogy & Performance, Piano Performance
[email protected]
(734) 936-0300

Corrie Bird

Admissions Counselor | SMTD Visits Coordinator

Programs: Jazz, Instrumental Music Education (Winds & Percussion), Music Education (Graduate), Performing Arts Technology, Winds & Percussion
[email protected]
(734) 763-5310

Olivia Brown Zandhuis

Admissions Program Coordinator (Communications)

[email protected]
(734) 764-7743

Alexa Martinez

Recruitment Coordinator | Undergraduate Orientation Coordinator

Programs: Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education (Strings), Musical Theatre, Strings, Voice
[email protected]
(734) 763-3534

Lauren Sutherland

Admissions Counselor | Graduate Orientation Coordinator

Programs: Composition, Dance, Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Music (Liberal Arts BA), Music Theory, Musicology, Theatre & Drama (Acting, Design & Production, Directing, and Theatre Arts)
[email protected]
(734) 763-9103

Trang Vo

Recruitment Coordinator for Auditions & Interviews

[email protected]
(734) 763-6677

Your Scholarship & Financial Aid Team

Joshua Bolton

Scholarships and Financial Aid Administrator

[email protected]
(734) 764-0593

Ann Wank

Scholarship and Financial Aid Program Manager

[email protected]
(734) 764-5904