School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan


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 celebrated 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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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Closed on all observed university holidays and season days, as well as daily 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
Phone: (734) 764.0593

Auditions/Interviews Questions 

Your Admissions Team

Laura Hoffman

Laura Hoffman

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid & Enrollment Management

Programs: Collaborative Piano, Conducting
(734) 763-5112

Brian Igoe

Brian Igoe

Associate Director for Admissions

Programs: Carillon, Harpsichord, Instrumental Music Education (Piano), Organ, Piano Pedagogy & Performance, Piano Performance
(734) 936-0300

Corrie Bird

Corrie Bird

Admissions Counselor | SMTD Visits Coordinator

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

Alexa Martinez

Alexa Martinez

Recruitment Coordinator | Undergraduate Orientation Coordinator

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

Lauren Sutherland

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)
(734) 763-9103

Joshua Bolton

Joshua Bolton

Recruitment Coordinator | Auditions & Interviews | Campus Day
(734) 763-6677

Olivia Brown Zandhuis

Admissions Program Coordinator (Communications)
(734) 764-7743

Your Scholarship & Financial Aid Team

Ann Wank

Ann Wank

Scholarship and Financial Aid Program Manager