Engagement & Outreach at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) connects the School and its resources to the community. Faculty, students, staff, and community members engage with each other through high-quality performing arts programming in three primary areas: Youth Programs, 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.