The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
A group of jazz percussion students will spend spring break in Cuba, for a week of study and performance with Cuban musicians and students, as well as an immersive exploration of Cuban culture and history.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Welcome to all new students beginning in Fall 2017! Classes begin Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Orientation for undergraduate students is coordinated through the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP). Once your enrollment deposit is credited to your account, you will receive information from ONSP which will include details about how to register for your orientation session on-line. You must register and receive confirmation from ONSP in order to participate in orientation.
During the three-day program, students complete necessary procedures for class registration, including placement exams and academic advising. The first day of orientation is spent on Central Campus. Students then meet with SMTD staff, advisors, and current students on the afternoon of day two and the morning of day three.
You must attend an orientation session in order to register for classes.
Theatre & Drama: June 19-21, 2017
Dance: June 26-28, 2017
Musical Theatre: July 5-7, 2017
Freshman orientation begins with the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) and continues with the SMTD. Students (except for Dance & Theatre) will take a piano placement exam, and all will meet with academic advisors prior to registering for classes.
May 18, 2017
This transfer orientation begins with the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) and continues with the SMTD. Transfer students will follow the Theory Placement schedule on the Graduate Orientation page.
Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2017
There will be a final orientation offered for all students who are unable to attend an orientation session throughout the summer.
6:30 - 8:30pm, Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
All incoming undergraduate students are invited to attend the New Undergraudate Student Welcome Ceremony that will be held in Britton Recital Hall.
Students interested in taking chamber music during Fall 2017 are required to attend the All Chamber Music Meeting on Friday, September 1, from 3:00-4:00pm in Hankinson. This will be your opportunity to hear from Prof. Matt Albert, Chair of the Chamber Music Department, regarding the requirements, performance opportunities, guest artist residencies, and special projects coordinated by the Department in 17-18.
Please visit the performance opportunities page for more details about audition repertoire and how to schedule an audition.
Visit the Student Resources page for additional information.
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