Engagement & Outreach

Engagement & Outreach at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) connects the School and its resources to the community. We offer high-quality performing arts programming in two areas: Youth & Adult Programs and Community Outreach Programs. All derive their standard of excellence from faculty leadership, student and alumni involvement, and local and national collaborations.

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has a strong commitment to educating the artists, academics, and scholars of tomorrow, and providing opportunities for arts educators through Youth & Adult Programs (YAP). All Youth & Adult Programs are led by esteemed University faculty, and employ U-M students and alumni while serving the greater Michigan and international communities. YAP provides on-campus year round learning opportunities for pre-college-age students, as well as continuing education classes for artists 18 and older. Most Youth & Adult Programs take place at SMTD’s exceptional facilities on Michigan’s North Campus

Engagement & Outreach directly connects with our communities through Community Outreach Programs – SMTD partnerships developed with public schools and community organizations. With faculty oversight, Community Outreach Programs offer both on- and off-campus workshops and performances led by SMTD students.

Adult Programs

Our programs for adults age 18 and older include year-round continuing education opportunities and summer workshops for career development.

Lifelong Learning

Summer Intensives

Community Programs

School of Music, Theatre & Dance is committed to enriching the lives of community members by providing meaningful access to the resources and activities occurring within the University, along with providing exciting programs throughout the local community and the state of Michigan. Explore how SMTD Community Programs supports Michigan communities, U-M students, faculty, and staff.

Ways to Connect



Sarah Rau, Director of Engagement & Outreach
Robin Myrick, Community Outreach Program Manager


Engagement & Outreach
Frederick Stearns Building
2005 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2075