Michigan Youth Performing Arts Pre-College Program

Last updated 2/11/24

The Michigan Youth Performing Arts Pre-College Program (MYPAP) provides world class instruction for elementary through high school violin, viola, cello and bass students. Students who participate in the MYPAP will receive the following:

  • Weekly private lessons with renowned faculty
  • Regular group classes with MYPAP program faculty
  • Monthly masterclasses with MYPAP program faculty and guest artists
  • Access to chamber ensembles / bi-weekly chamber music coaching
  • The opportunity to perform student recitals held twice during the MYPAP program season (once in Fall, once in Winter)

All events take place at the Earl V. Moore Music Building on the beautiful University of Michigan North Campus.

MYPAP Announcements

(2/11/24) MYPAP 2024-2025 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Applications for MYPAP’s 2024-2025 Season are now open! See below for application requirements, as well as a link to the MYPAP Application.

Program Information

*Time:

  • Private lessons to be scheduled between the student and private instructor.
  • Participation in weekly Studio / Group Class from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M.
  • Bi-Annual MYPAP Performances for both chamber ensembles and solo performers.

Location:

  • Earl V. Moore Music Building (U-M North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

*All MYPAP programming will now take place on Sundays beginning with the Fall 2024 Semester

NEW - MYPAP Virtual Option

New for the 2024-2025 season, MYPAP will be offering a virtual option. Students can now take advantage of the opportunities MYPAP provides in an online format. Students will receive lessons over Zoom and can attend master classes / studio classes virtually. These students will also be invited to travel to Ann Arbor for the final in-person semester concerts in both December and April. This is a wonderful opportunity for students living more than 200 miles from campus and also a way for our program to be more inclusive for those who have circumstances that make it difficult to meet in-person on a weekly basis.

NOTE: MYPAP’s virtual option is only available to students who live outside a 2-hour driving distance from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

MYPAP Season Schedule

View a copy of 2023-24 Michigan Youth Performing Arts Pre-College Schedule.

Click the button below to access next season’s schedule

Leadership

Leo Singer

ARTISTIC MANAGER – LEO SINGER

Dr. Leo Singer is an active American cellist, teacher, administrator, and scholar. Leo serves as the Artistic Manager for the University of Michigan Youth Performing Arts Pre-College, a program that provides world class music instruction to students in Michigan. Dr. Singer also recently joined the cello faculty at The University of Michigan – Flint, and Concordia University – Ann Arbor. In the summer, Leo is on faculty at the esteemed Center Stage Strings program on the University of Michigan campus. As a performer, Dr. Singer has enjoyed a multifaceted career collaborating with many of the great artists of our time, including members of the Emerson, Cavani, Verona, and Euclid String Quartets, as well as Clive Greensmith, Carol Wincenc, Fabiola Kim, Robert McDuffie, and many others. An experienced orchestral musician, Leo has played principal cello of the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, and more. As a teacher, Leo has seen his students attend the finest music schools and summer festivals in the world, including the Juilliard School, Rice University, Manhattan School of Music, The University of Michigan, The Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West and others. An avid scholar of technical studies, Leo authored his own book “Changes of Position,” which focuses on principles and concepts for the left-hand.

Instructors

VIOLINS:

VIOLA:

CELLO:

DOUBLE BASS:

Auditions | Eligibility

Applications for the MYPAP 2024-2025 Season are now available!

Apply for the 2023-2024 Michigan Youth Performing Arts Pre-College Program by clicking the button below. Application requirements will be included in the application. For questions about applications, feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email at [email protected].

*A piano accompanist is not required for your audition.

ELIGIBILITY
Students interested in the MYPAP Program must be enrolled in grades Pre-K through 12 for the 2023-2024 academic year.

MYPAP accepts students who perform the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.

For questions about applications, audition requirements, or the audition process, feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email at [email protected].

APPLY FOR THE 2024-2025 MICHIGAN YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS PRE-COLLEGE SEASON!

Tuition | Fees | Scholarships

Updated for the 2024-2025 Season

*FOR RESIDENTIAL MYPAP STUDENTS

  • Studying with MYPAP Instructor – $2500 for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Studying with SMTD Faculty – $4000 for the 2024-2025 academic year

*Tuition for residential MYPAP Students cover costs for all private lessons, chamber music coaching, masterclasses, studio classes, and recitals

+FOR VIRTUAL MYPAP STUDENTS (via Zoom)

  • Studying with MYPAP Instructor – $2000 for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Studying with SMTD Faculty – $3250 for the 2024-2025 academic year

+Tuition for virtual MYPAP Students cover costs for all private lessons, virtual masterclasses / studio classes, and the option to perform in MYPAP recitals each semester

FOR ALL STUDENTS: Non-refundable application fee – $35

*Need-informed scholarships and tuition payment plans are available. Feel free to contact Engagement & Outreach Staff via email ([email protected]) for more information

NEED-INFORMED SCHOLARSHIP / PAYMENT PLANS
Need-informed scholarships and tuition payment plans are available. Feel free to contact Engagement & Outreach Staff via email ([email protected]) for more information

Families can qualify for need-informed scholarships with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year. To be considered, you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

REFUND POLICY
Full refunds of MYPAP tuition are only available before the first regularly scheduled rehearsal of the current concert season. Those wishing to learn more about the MYPAP Refund Policy can find details in the SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy.

Contact Us

Email at [email protected]
Phone at (734) 936-2660

The Engagement & Outreach Staff monitors emails / phone lines at the following times:

  • Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EST