UMS 21st Century Artist Internship

Each year, UMS and SMTD choose 4 students to intern for 5-7 weeks between May and August with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS plans to present during its upcoming season. UMS presents ensembles from all over the world, though many will be based in major metropolitan areas in the USA.

  • Work with the University Musical Society.
  • Spend the summer with an artist or ensemble.
  • Earn $5,000 to support your summer internship.

Interns receive a $5,000 stipend to be applied to travel, housing, and living expenses during the summer internship. Upon returning to campus, interns will enroll in a one-credit independent study during the semester in which his/her assigned company is visiting the U-M campus (ARTSADMN 491). Only current sophomores and juniors enrolled in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance are eligible to apply.

TIMELINE: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 4th, 2022. Please submit the completed application form (including the name and contact information of one U-M faculty member who knows your work and will serve as your recommender), a transcript (official or unofficial), and resume (both professional and artistic, or a combination of both) via the online application.

Finalists will be interviewed in early March 2022, and notified of their acceptance by
April 15, 2022.

HOW TO APPLY: 1) Please download and complete this PDF application form including the name of your recommender and 2) submit that PDF along with a transcript, and resume as ONE COMBINED PDF DOCUMENT through our online application portal.

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Academic Year 2018-19

Allison Taylor – Askonas Holt and Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)

Bruna D’Avila – The Office Performing Arts + Film/“Past Tense” (New York, NY)

Johanna Kepler – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Kandis Terry – Camille A. Brown & Dancers (New York, NY)

Academic Year 2017-18

Alice Schmitz – The Knights (Brooklyn, NY)

Casey Voss – New York Philharmonic/NYU Music Experience Design Lab (New York, NY)

Grace Bydalek – Pomegranate Arts/Bassam Youssef (New York, NY)

Johnny Mathews – Urban Bush Women (Brooklyn, NY)

Academic Year 2016-17

Claire Crause – Mark Morris Dance Group (New York, NY)

Shenell McCrary – Ping Chong + Company (New York, NY)

Zoey Bond – Druid Theatre Company (Galway, Ireland)

Teagan Faran – Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY)

Academic Year 2015-16

Christina Maxwell – Munoz Public Relations/Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán (San Antonio, TX)

Evan Saddler – New York Philharmonic (New York, NY)

Meri Bobber – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Tsukumo Niwa – Pomegranate Arts/Taylor Mac (New York, NY)

Academic Year 2014-15

Héctor Flores Komatsu – Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France)

Sophia DeerySophia Deery – A.I.M.  Kyle Abraham (New York, NY)

Hillary Kooistra – Trisha Brown Dance Company (New York, NY)

Libby Seidner – San Francisco Symphony (San Francisco, CA)

“Hubbard Street is an amazing place for young artists to learn and grow. The energy in the building is positive, open, welcoming and contagious. Hubbard Street is a dance community that is about lifting each other up, even on the hard days. I feel so fortunate to have been able to work, learn, and grow here this summer.”
Johanna Kepler (BFA ’20, dance) UMS 21st Century Intern with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago