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Community Partner Info


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 communitites 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 Youth & Adult Programs staff. Through this program, students are able to expand their experience performing for diverse audiences in non-traditional settings and develop important communication skills.

How to request a performance

  1. Complete and submit the online Organization Questionnaire.
  2. Choose one or more performance dates that fit your organization's schedule.
  3. The outreach coordinator will contact you with date confirmation and information about the volunteer performer(s).
  4. Enjoy the performance
  5. Complete and return the Organization post-performance evaluation. Your feedback helps YAP continue to provide quality programs for students and the community.

All forms can be found on our Resources page.


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


Audiences in the community unanimously praise our student performers and request that they return for future engagements.

Future U performance Putnam Senior Center performance

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower