The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is thrilled to announce that MPulse Performing Arts Institutes are back, in-person, for 2022!

Presented by SMTD’s Office of Engagement & Outreach, MPulse Performing Arts Institutes (MPulse) are a collection of residential summer programs that engage over 200 pre-college and adult students pursuing excellence in music performance, theatre, music technology, dance, and musical theatre.

Institutes are designed for students considering studying these areas in college and for those seeking to connect with SMTD’s renowned faculty. Participants hail from all parts of the United States as well as internationally. In addition to an outstanding educational experience, students will get to explore campus life in the bustling college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Work with our prestigious faculty, grow your artistry, and GO BLUE!

(UPDATED 4/4/22) NOTE: Students participating in MPulse 2022 will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. View the updated MPulse COVID-19 vaccination policy.

NEW FOR 2022! We are excited to highlight the new offerings coming to MPulse next summer

MPulse Percussion Institute: Summer 2022 will be the first iteration of the MPulse Percussion Institute held in person! Come join SMTD’s renowned percussion faculty for this exciting program.

MPulse Theatre & Drama Academy – Multiple Tracks: The MPulse Theatre & Drama Academy will be expanding in 2022! New to the program will be the opportunity for students to choose one of 2 (two) Theatre & Drama Academy Experiences: Performance and Theatre Design & Production.

Individual program information will be posted in late October, applications will open in November, 2021.

Institutes for Summer 2022

SMTD will be hosting the following institutes during the summer of 2022.

Updated February 8, 2022