Musical Theatre Workshop

The 2020 Online MPulse Musical Theatre Workshop will offer a wide variety of classes taught by faculty members and graduates of the Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan.

Areas of emphasis include:
Acting techniques for musicals, plays and films
Audition tools for both monologues and songs
Voice study with focus on both traditional Golden Age songs and stylistic approaches to pop songs and contemporary Broadway

In addition, a daily class will analyze song structure, music and lyrics; the vocabulary of the field; the profession in New York; and the ways Broadway shows are created. Various films, recordings and a course pack will supplement the classes.

Extra sessions will be devoted to application and audition guidelines for university programs. Students will have a clear understanding of the college exploration, application and audition process by the end of the 3-week session.

There will be opportunities to participate in “virtual camp” experiences, including “social hours” with your fellow participants, an opportunity to talk to a current SMTD student, and an SMTD admissions session.

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Emeritus Brent Wagner


Applications are closed for Summer 2020.
MPulse Musical Theatre Workshop 2021 applications will be available online this Fall.

Session Dates: July 12 – August 1, 2020
Tuition: $2,850

Merit Awards
MPulse awards a limited number of scholarships to extremely talented students based on Faculty discretion.  Consideration for these scholarships is automatic for applications received by the priority deadline.

Need-Based Awards
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  To be considered for a need-based scholarship you much complete the online need-based financial aid application by the priority deadline.  To begin the process, select “Need Based Award Consideration” in the program application.

Watson Scholarship

Application open to Michigan residents.

In the spirit of the life of a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (1942) and Michigan physician, the Watson A. Young Scholarship promotes academic excellence and college aspiration among students with financial need. These need-based scholarships support middle and high school students’ participation in summer opportunities at U-M that seek to develop students’ interests and abilities in academic disciplines and expose students to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education.

To start an application, click here.

Andrew Loyd Webber Scholarship
The American Theatre Wing (Founder of the Tony Awards®) is offering students the opportunity to receive funding to attend the summer theatre training program of their dreams through the 2020 Andrew Lloyd Webber Training Scholarships.

A Training Scholarship can cover the cost of tuition, room and board, and admin fees of a summer study or after school training program that you must separately apply to. This scholarship is a great way for you to continue your theatre training and build upon your talent and potential outside the classroom!

Training Scholarships can be used for:
· After School training programs that stand alone or are housed in professional theatre settings
· Summer Study theatre training camps or programs

Your area of focus can be from any aspect of theatre, from acting to stage management, and everything in between.

The American Theatre Wing is willing to provide you with a deadline extension of Friday, January 31st at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time in order to complete this application. Act quickly and don’t wait until the last minute to get to work. They’re rooting for you!!

To start an application, click here.

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes
Office of Engagement & Outreach-Youth & Adult Programs
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Stearns Building │ 2005 Baits Drive │ Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 936-2660