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.