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.
Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16.
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.
Performance Outreach refers to presentations for diverse audiences that take place in community settings. These performances provide enriching arts experiences for audiences who might not otherwise be able to access them, as well as meaningful interaction between artist and audience. The Youth and Adult Community Programs (YAP) area coordinates Community Outreach Performances to connect SMTD students to the community and provide resources and support.
Performances typically take place at local schools, hospitals, senior centers, nursing homes, and other non-traditional venues. Most performance sites are located in the greater Ann Arbor area, although a few take place in other Metro Detroit communities.
Student performers will arrange their own transportation to performance sites. If a private vehicle is not feasible or available, here are some additional transportation options. We recommend carpooling with fellow performers.
SMTD students are not required to audition to become an outreach performer. Certain performances, however, will require that your studio teacher or advisor submit a recommendation on your behalf.
You may choose to perform as little or as much as they like! The program is flexible and allows students to select from the list of available dates/sites based on availability. It is very important, however, that once a date is selected, you keep the commitment – so choose carefully!
Community Outreach Performances are considered community service and are not paid.
You will be responsible for finding an accompanist and for arranging rehearsal time prior to the performance date. The Youth and Adult Programs office will pay set accompanist fees for the performance if necessary.
Robin Myrick, Outreach and Education Program Coordinator
2230 Moore Building
Feel free to drop by the Youth and Adult Programs Office between 9-5 weekdays.
Thank you for your commitment to community service!
Please see our Resources page for Media release, pre-performance and post-performance forms.
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