Community Outreach 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.

How to request a performance

  • Contact Robin Myrick or call 734-936-2660.
  • Choose one or more performance dates that fit your organization’s schedule.
  • The outreach coordinator will contact you with date confirmation and information about the volunteer performer(s).

Outreach Programs

The Community Outreach Performance Series connects SMTD students with community organizations and provides resources and support for positive interactions between performers and audiences. Performances take place in a wide variety of venues, including hospitals, senior centers, schools and community centers. In many cases, performances are provided for underserved communities and for audiences who would not otherwise be able to access performances on their own. Meaningful interaction is a key component of this program and performers are provided training and support from U-M faculty and Engagement & Outreach staff. Through this program, students are able to expand their experience performing for diverse audiences in non-traditional settings and develop important communication skills.

Community Partners

Each year, dozens of SMTD students perform in the community in a wide range of non-traditional settings. Current Outreach Community Partners are listed below:

  • Brookhaven Manor
  • Glacier Hills Senior Living Community
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Pinckney Public Library
  • Putnam Township Senior Center
  • St. Joseph’s Village Senior Housing
  • U-M Center for Educational Outreach
  • U-M Detroit Center
  • UMHS Gifts of Arts
  • Washtenaw Community College