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Vocal Arts Institute

2/9/2021 – Important Update!
Due to university COVID-19 restrictions, the MPulse Vocal Arts Institute will be held online for the Summer of 2021.

The 2021 MPulse Vocal Arts Institute is a week-long program that offers a comprehensive introduction to studying voice at the collegiate level. Students will engage in group and individual lessons and participate in real time sessions on diction and vocal pedagogy. Students will also receive introductions to related topics such as Alexander technique, Suzuki movement, fitness for singers, and much more! Finally, students will participate in sessions on how to prepare collegiate prescreening recordings, tips and best practices for college admissions, and career options in the vocal arts.

U-M Faculty Co-Directors for the Vocal Arts Institute
Vocal Arts Institute: Director of Choral Activities Eugene Rogers
Professor of Voice Stanford Olsen & Professor of Voice Louise Toppin

Session Dates: July 25–July 30, 2021

Tuition: $1,350

Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Priority Admissions Notification: March 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: June 1, 2021, at 11:59PM EST

Applications are closed for MPulse 2021. Please visit our website in the fall for MPulse 2022 details.


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 application deadline.

Need-Based Awards
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

Watson Scholarship
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.

Application open to Michigan residents only.
Apply for a Watson Scholarship


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
Email: mpulse@umich.edu