Department of Performing Arts Technology
The Department of Performing Arts Technology integrates the study of music, engineering, and allied arts in a close-knit, collaborative environment. The inspiring and accomplished faculty are internationally renowned scholars, teachers, artists and practitioners. A recent $29.5 million facilities renovation has created state-of-the-art studios for mastering a spectrum of technological skills. As part of a top-ranked public university, where excellence is the guiding principle, students have the unparalleled ability to collaborate with their highly-talented peers across campus—from working with musicians, dancers, and performing artists of every genre in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) to developing next-generation audio technologies at Michigan’s distinguished College of Engineering
Faculty in the PAT program are sound engineers, composers, performers, filmmakers, instrument makers, designers, songwriters, and experimental researchers into the integration of music technology with musical performance.
Brehm Technology Suite
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.
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