The Univeristy of Michigan’s performing arts school began in 1880. To this day, it is one of the top music schools in the country, with over 300 performances offered each year, in addition to the University Musical Society series of concerts. In addition to its collegiate offerings, both youth programs (Michigan Youth Ensembles, MPulse Summer Camp, and Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program) and adult workshops are offered. A Media Showcase, featuring recordings of School of Music performances, is available here.
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Information
- Venues: Hill Auditorium, Power Center, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Rackham Auditorium.
- Ensembles: Bands—Symphony Band/Chamber Winds; Concert Band; Marching Band; Athletic Bands; Campus Band. Choirs—Orpheus Singers; Chamber Choir, University Choir, Opera Chorus, Arts Chorale, Choral Union, Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Glee Club, Residential College Singers. Jazz—Jazz Ensemble; Jazz Lab Ensemble; Creative Arts Orchestra; Small Jazz Ensembles. Musical Theatre. Opera. Orchestras—University Symphony Orchestra; University Philharmonia Orchestra; Contemporary Directions Ensemble; Campus Philharmonia Orchestra; Campus Symphony Orchestra. Other Ensembles—Digital Music Ensemble; Early Music Ensemble; Javanese Gamelan; Percussion Ensemble; Residential College Chamber Music; Saxophone Ensemble; Small Brass Ensemble; Small Woodwind Ensemble; String Quartets.
- Ticket Prices: General admission/Reserved seating–$5-$24; Students–$10.
- Subscriptions: Power Series (Drama, Dance, Opera, and Musical theatre)—Reserved seating, $80 and $60.