Each summer, the MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes bring approximately 250 eligible young people to the Ann Arbor campus to pursue excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. Sessions are designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college and would like to gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Participants hail from Michigan, across the U.S., and around the globe.

During the MPulse sessions, students have the opportunity to meet with SMTD admissions counselors in an informational meeting devoted to the application and audition process.

Institutes for Summer 2020

MPulse COVID-19 Updates

U-M President Mark Schlissel announced on Monday, March 23, 2020, that all spring and summer term courses at the University of Michigan’s three campuses will be conducted remotely in alternative formats. This will also pertain to all non-curricular summer programming, including MPulse.

Programs Running in Alternative Formats:

  • Center Stage Strings
  • Clarinet Institute
  • Flute Institute
  • Girls in Music & Technology
  • Harp Institute
  • Jazz Institute
  • Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Saxophone Institute
  • Vocal Arts Institute

Programs Canceled:

  • Dance Institute
  • Percussion Institute
  • Theatre & Drama Academy

updated July 9, 2020