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undergraduate programs


The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance encourages the total college experience. Artistry and scholarship meet as students receive not only individualized mentorship from a world-class faculty but also full access to the limitless range of academic possibilities found only in a world-renowned research university. What makes the School unique is our comprehensiveness: we strive to maintain a balanced emphasis on both performance and scholarship while presenting students with the training necessary to excel within their chosen field.


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“In my role as dean, I strive to keep the arts central to the University as a whole. The arts are here for more than entertainment; they are here as part of the same fabric that interweaves science, engineering, medicine, law, public policy and business. The arts are here to provide perspective, create depth of understanding, and teach the creative process that increasingly drives the global economy and is intrinsic to our very humanity.�

Christopher Kendall, Dean and Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music, Theatre & Dance


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In May 2011, the Symphony Band will set out on a tour of China “…to experience another culture firsthand, create lasting bonds with the people they will meet, and demonstrate internationally the talent and caliber of University of Michigan students and this remarkable ensemble.” Christopher Kendall, Dean and Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music, Theatre & Dance


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Degree Programs

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Table of Contents

Application Procedures

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RĂŠsumĂŠ & Repertoire List

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Auditions & Interviews

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Performing Arts Facilities

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Fast Facts

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Composition

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Dance

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Jazz & Improvisation

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Music Education

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Music Theory

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Musical Theatre

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Musicology

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Organ

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Performing Arts Technology

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Piano

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Strings

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Theatre & Drama

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Voice

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Winds & Percussion

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Degree Programs The School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers the following undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor Of Music Composition Music and Technology Music Education (Choral and Instrumental) Music Theory Musicology Performance Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, Harp, Horn, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice Performance with Teacher Certification Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, Harp, Horn, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice Performance: Wind Instruments Major Bachelor Of Fine Arts Dance Interarts Performance (with Art & Design) Jazz and Contemplative Studies Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Jazz Studies Jazz Studies with Teacher Certification Musical Theatre Performing Arts Technology Theatre Design and Production Theatre Performance (Acting and Directing) Bachelor Of Science Sound Engineering

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Available Bachelor Of Musical Arts with a concentration in Composition, Jazz and Improvisational Studies, Musicology, Music Theory, or Performance Bachelor Of Theatre Arts


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The Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree is the most traditional degree offered by the School of Music, /…i>ÌÀiÊEÊ >˜Vi°Ê««ÀœÝˆ“>ÌiÞÊÇx¯ÊœvÊ̅iÊ coursework of a BM is in music, while the balance is completed in other areas, most typically in liberal arts courses within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Apply for the Bachelor of Music if you are interested in studying Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Musicology, Performance, or Performing Arts Technology (Curriculum A only). Undergraduate Core Curriculum Every undergraduate student enrolled in either a Bachelor of Music (BM) or Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) degree will take a curriculum that is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation in basic musicianship skills. Typically, the coursework for the first two years in these degree programs is focused on completing this Core Curriculum, although some ÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃʓ>ÞÊLiʓiÌÊ̅ÀœÕ}…Ê«ÀœwVˆi˜VÞÊ examinations, while others may be taken out of ÃiµÕi˜Vi\ UÊ/Üi˜ÌއvœÕÀʅœÕÀÃʜvÊ«ÀˆÛ>ÌiÊ«iÀvœÀ“>˜Viʈ˜ÃÌÀÕV̈œ˜ÊÊ Ê ˆ˜Ê̅iÊ«Àˆ˜Vˆ«>Êˆ˜ÃÌÀՓi˜ÌʜÀÊۜˆViʜÀÊ̅iÊiµÕˆÛ>i˜ÌÊÊ by examination. UÊœÕÀÊÌiÀ“ÃʜvÊi˜Ãi“LiʓœÃÌÊVœ““œ˜ÞÊÃiiVÌi`ÊÊ from the University Orchestras, University Bands, University Choirs, or Jazz Ensembles. UʈÛiÊÌiÀ“ÃʜvʓÕÈVÊ̅iœÀÞʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}Ê̅iÊÃÌÕ`ÞʜvÊ̅i structure of primarily tonal music through ear-training and sight-singing, written work in construction and composition, and musical analysis.

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UÊœÕÀÊÌiÀ“ÃʜvʓÕÈVœœ}ÞÊiÝ«œÀˆ˜}Ê ÕÀœ«i>˜Ê>˜`ÊÊ American music history, as well as the sounds and concepts of many world music traditions. UÊ"˜iʓÕÈVÊ̅iœÀÞ]ʓÕÈVœœ}Þ]ʜÀʍ>ââʈ“«ÀœÛˆÃ>̈œ˜ÊÊ elective course at the junior or senior level. UÊ ˜}ˆÃ…Ê£Ó{]Ê£ÓxʜÀÊiµÕˆÛ>i˜Ì]Ê>˜`Ê ˜}ˆÃ…ÊÓÓxÊÊ Ê (Argumentative Writing) or an upper level Sweetland Writing Center-approved junior/senior course.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees are intended for those students who want professional performance training in Dance, Jazz and Contemplative Studies, Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, Jazz Studies, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts Technology or Theatre (Acting, Directing, Interarts Performance, and Design and Production). If you are interested in training primarily as a performer, whether on stage or behind the scenes, you should choose the BFA.

The Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is only available in Sound Engineering, and is intended for those students who seek rigorous professional training in acoustics, the physics of sound, sound engineering, computer science, and sound recording. Because of the academic rigor of this program, there are higher academic expectations for applicants than in other music programs.


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The Bachelor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Theatre Arts

The Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) and Bachelor of Theatre Arts (BTA) degrees are interdisciplinary degrees. The overall balance of coursework in these curricula is evenly divided between music or theatre studies and academic coursework. While these degrees include some level of professional training, they are intended to allow a student wider exposure to the liberal arts within the scope of a traditional four-year program. As such, they tend to be most appropriately selected by those students who intend to pursue studies in music or theatre with an academic emphasis, or who wish to consider career paths other than performance upon graduation. The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree allows students the flexibility to develop secondary (cognate) fields of interest through the design of a large part of their programs within stated guidelines and through consultation with a faculty adviser. Applicants are asked to explain their educational and professional goals in the application.

Dual Degree Programs

A variety of degree programs are available at the University of Michigan that allow students to increase the academic options available to them. The most common way to do this is either by enrolling in the Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) degree or by choosing to pursue a dual-degree program with another school or college within the University. These programs are intended for students who seek the technical or academic studies associated with the College of Engineering, the Ross School of Business, or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in combination with the professional training in performance-based or academic music studies associated with the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Students interested in these degree programs seek concurrent admission to both colleges, and, if successful, their programs of study lead to bachelor’s degrees from both units. It is usually possible for ÃÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊiiV̈˜}ʣȇ£ÇÊVÀi`ˆÌÃÊ«iÀÊÌiÀ“Ê̜ʓiiÌÊ>Ê ÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃʈ˜ÊÌi˜ÊœÀÊiiÛi˜ÊÌiÀ“ð JONESIN’


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Application Procedures The School of Music, Theatre & Dance is a highly selective professional school for the performing arts encompassing programs in music, dance, theatre, and musical theatre. An undergraduate applying for admission should complete the Common Application, found at www.commonapp.org. There is no separate application for music, dance, theatre or musical theatre applicants.

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Deadlines & Considerations

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More Questions? Read our FAQ! It’s on our website under “prospective students�.

We begin accepting applications in late summer. School of Music, Theatre & Dance applicants apply for the Fall semester, with limited openings in Winter semester. /Â…iĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂˆÂœĂ€ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ`i>`Â?ˆ˜iĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ>ÂŤÂŤÂ?ĂžĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠ iVi“LiÀÊ£°ÊœœŽ ahead though: each audition/interview date has a “must apply byâ€? date associated with it, and for early auditions, these application deadlines may be earlier than December. Deadline for Merit Award consideration: Application materials due by December 1, with an audition/ ÂˆÂ˜ĂŒiĂ€Ă›ÂˆiĂœĂŠVÂœÂ“ÂŤÂ?iĂŒi`ĂŠLÞÊ>Ă€VÂ…ĂŠÂŁÂŁĂŠÂ­ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ Ă€iVÂœĂ€`ˆ˜}ĂŠĂƒĂ•LÂ“ÂˆĂŒĂŒi`ĂŠLÞÊ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊ£xŽ° Apply early! Since audition/interview schedules fill ÂľĂ•ÂˆVÂŽÂ?ĂžĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ“ÂœĂƒĂŒĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“Ăƒ]ĂŠĂ€i¾ÕiĂƒĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…>ĂŒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠĂ€iViˆ��›i`ĂŠ in November or later can be difficult to schedule. Once assigned, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your audition/interview date. Admission to all undergraduate programs in the -V…œœÂ?ĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€iĂƒĂŠ>ĂŠĂƒĂ•VViĂƒĂƒvĂ•Â?ĂŠ>V>`i“ˆVĂŠĂ€iĂ›ÂˆiĂœĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ audition, portfolio, and/or interview, depending upon ÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>“ÊÀiÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒÂ°ĂŠÂ?Â?ĂŠ>ÂŤÂŤÂ?ˆV>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ“>ĂŒiĂ€Âˆ>Â?ĂƒĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠLiĂŠ considered in the final decision.


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Academic Preparation Freshmen Applicants

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Transfer Applicants

Admission as a transfer student from another accredited college or university is based, in general, on the high school academic preparation listed plus the following:

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Academic Four years (or units) of English, plus a Ê Ê “ˆ˜ˆ“Õ“ÊœvÊ£Óʜ̅iÀÊÞi>À‡œ˜}ÊVœÕÀÃiÃÊÃiiVÌi`ÊÊ from social studies, foreign languages, sciences, mathematics or any combination of these subjects. Two years of foreign language study is recommended.

Performing Arts Preparation

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Performing Arts Credits in music, theatre, and/ or dance demonstrating an ability to succeed in the professional curriculum. UÊ œ“«ïœ˜ÊœvÊ̅iÊ-/ʜÀÊ̅iÊ /°Êˆ˜ˆ“Õ“ÊÃVœÀiÊÊ Ê ÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃ\Ê /ʜvÊÓ{ʜÀÊLiÌÌiÀ]ʜÀÊ-/ʜvÊ£ÈxäʜÀÊÊ better including writing. (The Bachelor of Science in Sound Engineering Ê ÀiµÕˆÀiÃÊ>Ê*ʜvÊΰx]Ê>˜Ê-/ʓ>̅ÊÃÕLÃVœÀiʜvÊÈÎäÊÊ Ê œÀÊLiÌÌiÀ]ʜÀÊ /ʓ>̅ÊÃÕLÃVœÀiʜvÊÓnʜÀÊLiÌÌiÀ®° UÊœ“i‡ÃV…œœi`ÊÃÌÕ`i˜ÌÃʓÕÃÌÊÃÕL“ˆÌÊÌܜÊ-/ÊÊÊÊ scores and the SAT I writing test, along with records detailing material studied. UÊ Õ>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ>««ˆV>˜ÌÃʓÕÃÌÊ>ÃœÊ“iiÌÊ̅iÊ՘ˆµÕiÊÊ Ê ÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃʜvÊi>V…ÊÃV…œœÊœÀÊVœi}iÊ܈̅ˆ˜Ê̅iÊÊÊ University of Michigan to which they apply.

Admission to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance is highly selective. Most students who receive an offer of admission have an extensive background in their intended areas of study. While not all applicants will have had access to the same amount and/or µÕ>ˆÌÞʜvʈ˜ÃÌÀÕV̈œ˜Ê>˜`Ê«iÀvœÀ“>˜Viʜ««œÀÌ՘ˆÌˆiÃ]Ê successful applicants have taken full advantage of the opportunities available to them. These can include major youth orchestras, bands and/or choirs; national arts competitions; state solo and ensemble competitions; community and professional theatre or dance companies. Many successful applicants have also received local, state, regional, or national awards. The background of admitted students varies, so don’t “>ŽiʵՈVŽÊ>ÃÃՓ«Ìˆœ˜Ã°ÊÌʈÃÊ«œÃÈLiÊvœÀÊ>ÊÃÌÕ`i˜ÌÊ who does not have access to these activities to be competitive for admission based on the audition and related admission material. The only way to know for sure is to apply!


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“We’re preparing students to live in an ever-changing landscape. We’re trying to find ways to make them prepared and steeped in the past, but also aware of and available to the future. The School is a great environment for that. All the resources are right here. That’s the beauty of the place.” Michael Haithcock, Director,

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Résumé & Repertoire List A professional résumé is a great way to tell us a lot about your background. Include the following items so we get a full and accurate picture of your previous training and experience. Upload your résumé with your online application.

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2. Applicants to Performing Arts Technology degrees should also include the following:

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UÊՏÊ˜>“i]Ê>``ÀiÃÃ]Ê«…œ˜iʘՓLiÀ]Êi‡“>ˆÊ>``ÀiÃÃ]ÊÊ University of Michigan ID number (if known), and the program(s) to which you are applying.

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Arts Specific Information

1. Applicants to Music programs (i.e., composition, jazz, music education, musicology, performance, performing arts technology, and theory) should include the following: Ê UÊ/…iʘ>“i­Ã®ÊœvÊޜÕÀÊVÕÀÀi˜ÌÊ>˜`ʓœÃÌÊÀiVi˜ÌÊÊ Ê private teachers. Include the dates you studied with them, and their phone numbers, if known. Ê UÊʏˆÃÌʜvÊ>Ê“ÕÈVʜÀ}>˜ˆâ>̈œ˜ÃÊ܈̅Ê܅ˆV…ÊޜÕÊÊ Ê perform, and the dates of your participation. This can include school ensembles, youth organizations, and ad hoc ensembles you have formed yourself. Ê UÊʏˆÃÌʜvÊ>˜ÞʓÕÈVÊVœ“«ï̈œ˜Ãʈ˜Ê܅ˆV…ÊޜÕÊÊ Ê participated and all related awards or recognition you have received while in high school. This can include school, local, state, and national level awards.

3. Applicants to Musical Theatre should also include the following: Ê UʏÊÀœiÃÊޜÕʅ>Ûiʅ>`Ê>˜`Ê̅iÊ«Àœ`ÕV̈œ˜ÊÊ Ê company for which you performed. Include both musical and straight theatre, film or television experience, and other related theatre activities. Include all school, community, and professional theatre experience. Ê UʏÊvœÀ“>ÊÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}ʈ˜Ê`>˜Vi]Ê>V̈˜}Ê>˜`ʓÕÈV°ÊÊ Ê Include particular years of classes and styles of dance studied, years of training in voice and/or other instruments, and acting classes or workshops. Include the names of teachers with whom you have worked and the dates you studied with them. Ê UÊ,i>Ìi`ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊÃÕV…Ê>ÃÊ«>ÞÜÀˆÌˆ˜}]ÊÊ Ê production work, teaching, or community service theatre that you feel completes the picture of you as a theatrical person. 4. Applicants to any Theatre degree should list the following: Ê UʏÊÀœiÃÊޜÕʅ>Ûiʅ>`]Ê̅iÊ«Àœ`ÕV̈œ˜ÊVœ“«>˜ÞÊvœÀ which you performed, including school, community, and professional theatre experience.


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Ê UʘÞÊÌiV…˜ˆV>Ê̅i>ÌÀiÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Vi]ʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}ÊÊ Ê directing. For students interested in performance, this can be a simple list of activities. Students interested in directing or design and production should include a comprehensive list of these activities. Ê UʏÊvœÀ“>ÊÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}ʈ˜Ê>V̈˜}]Ê`>˜Vi]ʜÀʓÕÈV°Ê/…ˆÃÊÊ can include both straight and musical theatre, film or television experience, and related theatre activities. Include any acting classes or workshops you have attended, particular styles of dance studied, and/or years of training in voice or other instruments if any. Include also the names of teachers and the dates you studied with them. Ê UÊ,i>Ìi`ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊÃÕV…Ê>ÃÊ«>ÞÜÀˆÌˆ˜}]ÊÊ Ê production work, teaching, or community service theatre that you feel completes the picture of you as a theatrical person. 5. Applicants to Dance should list the following:

Comprehensive Repertoire List Ê>««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊ>ÀiÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê̜ÊÃÕL“ˆÌÊ>ÊVœ“«Ài…i˜ÃˆÛiÊ list of repertoire studied on their principal instrument/ voice. This is optional for those applying to the BFA and BS programs in Performing Arts Technology. Applicants in Dance and Theatre are exempt.

Ê UʏÊ`>˜ViÊÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}ÊޜÕʅ>ÛiÊ՘`iÀÌ>Ži˜Êˆ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}ÊÊ years of study in particular styles, teachers or studios, and any intensive summer workshops or institutes.

This list is different from the list of repertoire you will bring to perform at the audition. Include the following information on your repertoire list:

Ê UʏÊÀœiÃʜÀÊVœ“«>˜ÞÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Viʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}ÊÃV…œœ]ÊÊ community, or professional dance organizations.

UʏÊ“>œÀÊܜÀŽÃÊޜÕʅ>ÛiÊÃÌÕ`ˆi`ʜ˜ÊޜÕÀÊ«Àˆ˜Vˆ«>ÊÊ instrument/voice. You may also include any major works you have studied on a secondary instrument.

Ê UÊÜ>À`ÃʜÀÊÀiVœ}˜ˆÌˆœ˜ÊޜÕʅ>ÛiÊÀiViˆÛi`ÊL>Ãi`ÊÊÊ on your dancing including school, local, state, and national level awards.

UÊÕÈV>Ê/…i>ÌÀiÊ>««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊŜՏ`ʏˆÃÌÊ>ÊۜV>ÊÊ Ê music studied, including both classical and musical theatre repertoire.

Ê UʏÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Viʈ˜Ê>V̈˜}ʜÀʓÕÈVʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}ÊÊ Ê musical and straight theatre, participation in music organizations (bands, choirs, or orchestras), and any formal training in voice or other instruments.

UʘVÕ`iÊi˜Ãi“LiÊ«ˆiViÃʈ˜Ê܅ˆV…ÊޜÕʅ>`Ê featured solos. Do not list all large ensemble works.

Ê UÊ,i>Ìi`ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊÃÕV…Ê>ÃÊV…œÀiœ}À>«…Þ]ÊÊ Ê teaching, gymnastics, or community service arts programs that you feel completes the picture of you as a dancer.

UÊ>LiÊ̅œÃiÊ«ˆiViÃÊޜÕʅ>ÛiÊ«iÀvœÀ“i`ÊvÀœ“ÊÊ Ê memory with “M” following the title, and “P” if you performed the piece in public. UÊœVÕÃʜ˜Ê̅œÃiÊ«ˆiViÃÊÃÌÕ`ˆi`Ê`ÕÀˆ˜}ʅˆ}…ÊÃV…œœÊÊ and college (when applicable), although you may include earlier works if they represent significant milestones in your artistic development.

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Auditions & Interviews UÊ ÛiÀÞÊ՘`iÀ}À>`Õ>ÌiÊ>««ˆV>˜ÌÊ̜Ê̅iÊ-V…œœÊœv Music, Theatre & Dance must demonstrate, by an in-person or recorded audition, portfolio, and/ or interview, sufficient ability and skill to successfully pursue one of the curricula of the School. Your private teacher knows the depth of your artistic ability and your technical facility. It is best to discuss appropriate audition repertoire that meets Ê œÕÀÊÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊ܈̅Ê̅iʈ˜`ˆÛˆ`Õ>Êˆ˜ÃÌÀÕV̜À­Ã®ÊÊ Ê who know you best. UÊÕ`ˆÌˆœ˜ÃÊ>˜`ʈ˜ÌiÀۈiÜÃÊ>ÀiÊLÞÊ>««œˆ˜Ì“i˜ÌÊ and scheduled only after approval of your application by School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office personnel. All components of the application must be received before approval can be granted. UÊvÊ>««ÀœÛi`]Ê̅iÊÃÌÕ`i˜ÌÊ܈ÊLiÊVœ˜Ì>VÌi`ÊLÞÊi“>ˆÊ̜ confirm the scheduled audition/interview date. Do not make travel arrangements until you have received confirmation by email of your audition/interview date. UÊ««ˆV>˜ÌÃʓÕÃÌÊ«iÀvœÀ“Ê̅iÊÀi«iÀ̜ˆÀiÊëiVˆwi`Ê Ê >˜`ɜÀʓiiÌÊ>ÊœÌ…iÀÊÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃʏˆÃÌi`ÊLÞÊ̅iÊÊ Ê department unless a substitution has been approved in advance. UÊ7iÊÃÌÀœ˜}ÞÊÀiVœ““i˜`Ê>Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜ˆ˜}ʜÀʈ˜ÌiÀۈi܈˜}ÊÊ in Ann Arbor, especially for merit-based scholarship consideration. If this is not possible, regional auditions, recorded auditions, and phone interviews are alternate methods of completing the audition/ interview process. UÊ/…iÊ-V…œœÊœvÊÕÈV]Ê/…i>ÌÀiÊEÊ >˜Viʅ>ÃÊ>Ê«œˆVÞÊÊ Ê œvÊÀœˆ˜}Ê>`“ˆÃȜ˜Ê>˜`ʵÕ>ˆwi`Ê>««ˆV>˜ÌÃʓ>ÞÊLiÊÊ offered admission after each audition day. Although a late March audition date is published for some programs and instruments, typically few openings remain in those programs.

Applicants who wish to be considered for School of Music, Theatre & Dance merit awards must audition by March 11, 2011.


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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the University of Michigan are committed to educating talented performing artists and scholars. We strive to make it possible for all admitted students to attend the school, regardless of their individual or family’s financial situation. We believe that students should choose a school that offers the best educational fit in the combination of faculty, curriculum, student peers, and environment for their individual goals. We recommend that you develop a ranked evaluation of college options purely on educational merits, then weigh in financial considerations. Try to avoid choosing a school based solely on the amount of money offered. Rather, attend the school that will best enable you to achieve your long-term educational goals. Consideration for financial assistance begins after a student has submitted the applications for admission and financial aid, completed the audition/interview process, and has been accepted. Michigan’s admission policies and decisions are independent of financial aid decisions. Applying for financial aid will have no impact on your application for admission.


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School Scholarships (Merit-Based, Need-Informed) School scholarships are “merit-based, needinformed.â€? This means that while encouraging and rewarding artistic and academic excellence is our top priority, we also consider the extent of the student’s access to additional financial resources. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance commits over three million dollars annually in scholarships for undergraduates. You will be considered for School scholarships if you submit all the application for admission materials by the deadline for your program Â­ĂŒĂžÂŤÂˆV>Â?Â?ÞÊ iVi“LiÀÊ£Ž]ĂŠsubmit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile, complete the audition/interview no later than March ÂŁÂŁ]ÊÓ䣣]ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠĂƒĂ•LĂƒi¾ÕiÂ˜ĂŒÂ?ĂžĂŠÂœvviĂ€i`ĂŠ>`Â“ÂˆĂƒĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜Â° Scholarship decisions are based on a combination of the student’s artistic and academic merits in combination with the financial need of the student >ĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜`ˆV>ĂŒi`ĂŠLĂžĂŠĂŒÂ…iÊÓ䣣Ê-ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ --ĂŠ*Ă€ÂœwÂ?i°Ê Currently, we are unable to award scholarships to all who apply, yet we make every effort to assist as many students as possible to attend the School. The Department of Theatre and Drama and the Department of Dance administer their scholarship programs separately. Scholarships for the Department of Musical Theatre and all the music departments of the School are administered by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Betty Anne Younker. Award notices will be mailed in early April.

University Awards, Work-Study and Loans (Need-Based, Merit-Informed) Financial aid administered and awarded by the University’s Office of Financial Aid includes grant funds, college work-study, a variety of loan programs, as well as some scholarships. It is a fundamental principle in college financial aid that every student and his or her family should contribute to their education as they are able. £°Ê Â˜ĂŒiĂ€ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠvĂ€iĂƒÂ…Â“i˜\ĂŠVÂœÂ“ÂŤÂ?iĂŒiĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ ÂœÂ?Â?i}iĂŠ Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE. Be ĂƒĂ•Ă€iĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ?ÂˆĂƒĂŒĂŠ1‡Â˝ĂƒĂŠ --ĂŠ Âœ`iĂŠÂŁnΙ°Ê/Â…iĂŠ*," ĂŠVÂœĂƒĂŒĂƒĂŠ f™Ê­>ÂŤÂŤÂ?ˆV>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠviiÂŽĂŠÂŤÂ?Ă•ĂƒĂŠfÂŁĂˆĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠi>VÂ…ĂŠĂ•Â˜ÂˆĂ›iĂ€ĂƒÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ which you want your information sent. Ó°Ê Â˜ĂŒiĂ€ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠvĂ€iĂƒÂ…Â“iÂ˜ĂŠEĂŠĂŒĂ€>Â˜ĂƒviĂ€Ăƒ\ĂŠVÂœÂ“ÂŤÂ?iĂŒiĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂƒĂ•LÂ“ÂˆĂŒĂŠ >ÊÓä£äÊĂ€iiĂŠÂŤÂŤÂ?ˆV>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠi`iĂ€>Â?ĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠˆ`ĂŠ ­-ÂŽĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠvi`iĂ€>Â?ĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœViĂƒĂƒÂœĂ€ĂŠLiĂŒĂœiiÂ˜ĂŠ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊ£Ê >˜`Ê­>ÂŤÂŤĂ€ÂœĂ?ˆ“>ĂŒiÂ?ގÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊ£x°Ê iĂŠĂƒĂ•Ă€iĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂ•ĂƒiĂŠ1‡Â˝ĂƒĂŠ i`iĂ€>Â?ĂŠ-V…œœÂ?ĂŠ Âœ`iÊääÓÎÓx°Ê/Â…iĂ€iĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŠVÂœĂƒĂŒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ complete the FAFSA. ĂŠ UĂŠ/Â…iĂŠ-ĂŠĂƒÂ…ÂœĂ•Â?`ĂŠLiĂŠwÂ?i`ĂŠ>vĂŒiÀÊ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊ£ÊLĂ•ĂŒĂŠĂŠ ĂŠ before the end of February, in order to have the ĂŠ ĂŠ Ă€iĂƒĂ•Â?ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠˆV…ˆ}>Â˜ĂŠLÞÊ>Ă€VÂ…ĂŠÂŁx° ĂŠ UĂŠ>ĂŒiĂŠwÂ?ˆ˜}ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ-ĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠ`iÂ?>ĂžĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŒÂˆwV>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂŠ and availability of federal, institutional, and School financial aid. We also recognize that the information provided on the FAFSA does not always tell the whole story. We encourage families to provide us with whatever supplemental information they feel is important to give us a clearer picture of their financial circumstances. The Office of Financial Aid www.finaid.umich.edu provides additional details on the process, costs, award types, and notification on their web site. We encourage you to read the information and gain as much insight as you can.


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Performing Arts Facilities

Earl V. Moore Building

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Power Center for the Performing Arts

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance is located in a park-like setting on the University’s North Campus. The distinguished Earl V. Moore Building, designed by the renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, contains two rehearsal/concert halls, forty-five performance teaching studios, eighteen classrooms, forty offices, one hundred twenty practice rooms, a computer lab with forty stations, and other special facilities for piano, harp, organ, harpsichord, fortepiano and percussion practice. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance is also home to one of the foremost music libraries in the United States. The University of Michigan maintains state-of-the-art computing resources for all students, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance provides rich opportunities for applications of technology in the performing arts. Facilities for music composition, recording and production include the Music Listening Lab, the Music Technology Lab, the Surround Lab, the VRoom, the Electronic Music Studios and a state-of-the-art Audio Studio. The Margaret Dow Towsley Center contains the Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, an organ recital hall with a magnificent tracker-action organ modeled on the organs of Silberman; the McIntosh Theatre, a vocal arts rehearsal and performance space; and the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. The Walgreen Drama Center is home to the departments of Musical Theatre and Theatre & Drama. It houses the Arthur Miller Theatre, the Stamps Auditorium, and multiple classrooms and studios for instruction. The Dance Building, which houses four studios, is attached to the Central Campus Recreation Building, where dancers can use the Olympic-size pool, sauna, ÌÀ>VŽ]Ê>˜`ÊÜiˆ}…ÌÊ>˜`ÊiÝiÀVˆÃiÊiµÕˆ«“i˜Ì°Ê The William D. Revelli Hall, home to the Michigan Marching Band, and the Burton Memorial Tower house offices and classrooms of the School.

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Performance Venues

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Hill Auditorium

This renowned, acoustically magnificent, and recently ÀivÕÀLˆÃ…i`ÊVœ˜ViÀÌʅ>ÊÃi>ÌÃÊÎ]Ç£äÊ>˜`Êvi>ÌÕÀiÃʓœÃÌÊ of our large orchestral, choral and band concerts each year. It is also home to many of the concerts presented by the University Musical Society and other University events.

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-i>̈˜}Ê£]xää]Ê̅ˆÃʓœ`iÀ˜Ê̅i>ÌÀiÊÛi˜ÕiʈÃÊ>Ê showcase performance space, with a thrust stage of flexible shape and size and a rehearsal room as large as the stage. It is used primarily by the Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre departments and the opera program for large-scale mainstage productions.

Burton Memorial Tower and The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Carillon and Tower

The University of Michigan owns two world-class carillons: the Charles Baird Carillon in Burton Memorial /œÜiÀʜ˜Ê̅iÊ i˜ÌÀ>Ê >“«ÕÃÊ­xxÊLiÃ]ÊÜiˆ}…ˆ˜}ÊvÀœ“Ê £ÓÊ̜˜ÃÊ̜ÊӣʫœÕ˜`Ã]Ê`i`ˆV>Ìi`ʈ˜Ê£™ÎÈ®Ê>˜`Ê̅iʘ˜Ê and Robert H. Lurie Carillon and Tower on the North

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Rackham Auditorium

The site for many chamber music and jazz concerts, ̅ˆÃʏÕÝÕÀˆœÕÃÊ>ÀÌÊ`iVœÊ£]£Ó™‡Ãi>ÌÊ>Õ`ˆÌœÀˆÕ“ÊÜ>ÃÊLՈÌÊ ˆ˜Ê£™{£Ê>˜`ÊÀivÕÀLˆÃ…i`ʈ˜ÊÓääÓ°

Betty Pease Studio Theatre

This dance studio, housed in the Dance Building, is the setting for student-choreographed works, as well as guest master classes and visiting artist performances.

Arthur Miller Theatre

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Stamps Auditorium

The Stamps Auditorium is a multi-purpose hall with a solid oak trapezoid stage with an arched downstage. It is used in many ways – for classes, rehearsals, performances, and exhibits. These activities mix together artists, engineers, performers, information scientists, architects, and many others.

Lurie Tower

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Fraternal and Professional Music Organizations Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha lota, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Audio Engineering Society (AES), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), National Society of Teachers of Singing (NSTA), Arts Enterprise

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Department of

Composition

A distinguished faculty of internationally known composers provides students with guidance and encouragement in the search for the student’s individual voice, without imposing stylistic regimentation. Student composers enjoy premiere performances of their work in the Composers Forum concert series, through annual participation in the Midwest Composer’s Symposium (a forum for student composers from five schools) and in concerts by University of Michigan ensembles. Students also have access to the incredible resources of the School, including the Audio Studio and the Electronic Music Studios.

Faculty, students, and alumni of the Department of Composition continue to win an extraordinary number of national and international awards, receiving virtually every prize and award available to American composers. All of these factors combine to make the School one of the country’s most important centers for the training of young composers.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Composition (BM)

For students who wish to become composers and/or to pursue academic careers.

Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA)

“Michigan, for me, was incredible. I worked with everyone… . There are many schools that have great teachers, but few where you can work with them intensively. I was not shy about approaching them, but there was something about Michigan that made me feel that I could.” Derek Bermel, MM Composition 1993 & DMA Composition 1997

Pre-College Preparation An extensive background in piano or another instrument and evidence of creative capacity in composition. Curriculum The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take Çx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Êˆ˜Ê liberal arts courses. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in composition, theory, musicology, ensembles and private instrumental or vocal lessons. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The BMA is also a four-year professional degree, but with a >À}iÀÊVœ““ˆÌ“i˜ÌÊ̜ʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌðÊ-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊxä¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊ V>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Êxä¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊ courses. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Composition Faculty

MM Student Bernard Holcomb performing a selection from THE OLD BURYING GROUND, composed by Evan Chambers, Professor of Composition

Erik Santos (Chair) Evan Chambers Michael Daugherty Kristin Kuster Paul Schoenfield Bright Sheng (Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor)


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“I came to Michigan…to work with composers like Michael Daugherty, Bill Bolcom, Bright Sheng,…Evan Chambers, Erik Santos, and the many guests who come to campus – Louis Andriessen, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Christopher Rouse – all of the creativity going on…” Michael Haithcock, Director, University Bands and Professor of Conducting


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Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜ÊEÊ*œÀÌvœˆœÊ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà All composition applicants must perform an audition on their principal instrument or voice (guidelines are listed under the appropriate department). In addition, submit up to seven scores of your musical compositions with recordings of each work on indexed compact disc. We do not accept MP3 disks or data CDs. All musical styles are welcome, though it should be noted that the departmental curriculum is geared toward composing for classical instruments and ensembles. All materials should be sent to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office, and must be ÀiViˆÛi`ÊLÞÊ iVi“LiÀÊ£°Ê7ÀˆÌiÊޜÕÀʘ>“i]Ê1 ʈvÊ known, address, phone, and the program to which you are applying on all your materials. Send copies of your work rather than originals. After a preliminary review of portfolios, a select number of applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews and auditions. Please indicate your preference for an audition/interview date on your application. Though an in-person interview is highly recommended, it is not ÀiµÕˆÀi`°ÊÊ>««ˆV>˜ÌÃʓÕÃÌÊ«iÀvœÀ“Ê>˜Ê>Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜Êœ˜Ê̅iˆÀÊ principal instrument or voice, and complete a placement evaluation in piano. Sight-reading, harmonization and transposition, scales and arpeggios, and chord progressions will be tested in order to determine your keyboard placement. For candidates not living in the continental United States for whom the cost of a campus visit would be prohibitive, a telephone interview can be arranged and a recorded audition submitted. To facilitate discussion of your work, please bring a second copy of your scores to the composition interview.


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Department of

Dance

The Department of Dance is committed to excellence, innovation, learning in action, and entrepreneurship.

Our mission is to bridge dance practice and scholarship and to foster interdisciplinary inquiry. As an internationally renowned faculty, we bring

a challenging range of perspectives to our teaching and research, and we continually reexamine our curriculum in order to prepare both young and mature dancers for careers in an ever-evolving field. The Dance Department embraces and extends the legacies of 20th-century American modern dance and ballet, ever mindful of the necessity to invigorate contemporary dance forms. Students forge their own creative voice, consolidate a range of technical skills, and enjoy extensive performance opportunities. From dancing in the first year Freshman Touring Company to performing onstage at the Power Center, creating multi-media collaborations in the Duderstadt Video Studio or working in the community, dance students develop discipline, independent thinking, creative problem-solving,

leadership and team skills, technological competencies and an appreciation for artistic, intellectual and social diversity. The fundamentals and finer points of dance technique, performance and composition are stressed; all practical learning is underpinned by compulsory academic courses both within and beyond our discipline. Dance can be also be studied as part of a dual degree program. Many of our dance majors graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree concurrently with their BFA.


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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (BFA) This degree is intended for students seeking a career in performance and choreography. Pre-College Preparation Significant experience in dance performance and choreography. Curriculum The BFA is a four year professional degree. Students Ì>ŽiÊÇx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ >˜`ÊÓx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiÃ°Ê The professional coursework will include intensive ÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê“œ`iÀ˜Ê`>˜ViÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÊ>˜`ÊVœ“«œÃˆÌˆœ˜]Ê ballet, world dance, and repertory. Cognate studies in dance history, music for dance, teaching methods, dance production, music electives, and anatomy for `>˜ViÀÃÊ>ÀiÊ>ÃœÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°Ê

Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Prepare a two-minute solo in a contemporary dance idiom, preferably choreographed by the applicant. The solo should be appropriately titled and the accompaniment clearly acknowledged. Please avoid classical repertory and pointe work. Ê>««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊ>ÀiÊ>ÃœÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê̜ʫ>À̈Vˆ«>Ìiʈ˜Ê ÌܜÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÊV>ÃÃiÃ]ÊÀiëiV̈ÛiÞÊL>iÌÊ>˜`Ê modern, as well as an improvisation session. Each audition day begins with an introduction to the Department and a tour of our facility. Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions but may not observe the audition. All applicants must audition in Ann Arbor. The Dance department does not offer regional or recorded auditions.

The degree culminates with a Senior Concert and Senior Seminar. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing and art history. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

The University of Michigan Dance Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

Dance Faculty

Angela Kane (Chair) Melissa Beck Amy Chavasse Mary Cole Bill DeYoung Sandra Torijano DeYoung Jessica Fogel i̅Êi˜˜j Christian Matjias Judy Rice Stephen J. Rush Peter Sparling (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor) Robin Wilson Associated Faculty Jean-Claude Biza Clare Croft Amy West Khita Whyatt


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“There’s not one element of my life that doesn’t revolve around dance… Dance is a metaphor for what’s possible in life. To be able to move as a dancer has been a source of joy my whole life.” Daniel Gwirtzman, BFA Dance 1992 ARCS IN TIME


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Department of

Jazz & Improvisation

Art forms evolve through the interplay of two contrasting, yet complementary forces – the ongoing quest for new

possibilities, and the continual inquiry into past forms and practices. When this present-past interplay

is centered at the heart of artistic training, students not only gain optimal mastery of skills and concepts within their field, they also experience their field as a vehicle for a broader cross-disciplinary exploration. The Department of Jazz & Improvisation has harnessed these principles and emerged as a leading new educational voice. The department offers students a variety of educational pathways few

schools can match by combining the finest in traditional jazz training with systematic study of jazz’s eclectic offshoots, along with innovative, interdisciplinary options at the cutting edge of pedagogical thought.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemplative Studies (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies with Teacher Certification Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) The undergraduate degrees in jazz are designed for students who wish to explore jazz, its related idioms, and more eclectic forms of improvised music. The BFA degrees are four year professional degrees. -ĂŒĂ•`iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒ>ÂŽiÊÇxÂŻĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ“>Â?ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂŠ ÂœvĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠĂ“xÂŻĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠVÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiĂƒÂ°ĂŠ/Â…iĂŠ ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠ also a four-year professional degree, but with a larger VÂœÂ“Â“ÂˆĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒÂ°ĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒ>ÂŽiĂŠxĂ¤ÂŻĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠ VÂ?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ“>Â?ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠxĂ¤ÂŻĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ arts courses.

Jazz & Improvisation Faculty Ellen H. Rowe (Chair, piano, jazz ensemble) Andrew Bishop (saxophone) ˆVÂ…>iÂ?ĂŠÂœĂ•Â?`Ê­`Ă€Ă•Â“ĂƒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠÂŤiĂ€VĂ•ĂƒĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜ÂŽ Robert Hurst (bass) Edward W. Sarath (flugelhorn) Dennis Wilson (trombone, arranging)

Associated Faculty Sean Dobbins (drums) Marion Hayden (bass) Ingrid Jensen (trumpet, guest instructor) Mark Kirschenmann (Creative Arts Orchestra) William Lucas (trumpet) Frank Portolese (guitar) Martha Travers (creativity & consciousness studies)

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemplative Studies

This highly interdisciplinary program combines a solid grounding in jazz and improvised music study, with courses involving meditative practices and other areas related to creative development. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in jazz improvisation and composition, contemplative practices seminar, creativity and consciousness, piano, music theory, musicology, ensembles and private lessons. /Â…iĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠVÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`iĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒĂŠ in college-level writing and five courses selected from: Psychology and Spirituality Development, Islamic ĂžĂƒĂŒÂˆVÂˆĂƒÂ“]ĂŠ Ă•``Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŒĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒ]ĂŠĂ€iiÂŽĂŠ,iÂ?ˆ}ˆœ˜]ĂŠiĂœÂˆĂƒÂ…ĂŠ Mysticism, History of Christian Thought, History of Art Special Topics, or other courses in Psychology or Religion. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation

This program combines strong foundations in both mainstream jazz and classical training, as well as more eclectic approaches to contemporary ÂˆÂ“ÂŤĂ€ÂœĂ›ÂˆĂƒi`ĂŠÂ“Ă•ĂƒÂˆV°ÊĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒÂˆV>Â?ĂŠ>Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠ along with the jazz audition. This degree is not available for jazz guitar. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in jazz improvisation and composition, piano, music theory, musicology, performing arts technology, jazz and classical ensembles and private lessons. /Â…iĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠVÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`iĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒĂŠ in college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies

This curriculum allows students to focus on mainstream jazz studies through rigorous and focused jazz coursework. Students may also augment their jazz training with other areas of study through electives. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in jazz improvisation and composition, jazz arranging, piano, music theory, musicology, jazz ensembles and private lessons. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies with Teacher Certification

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a high level of training in Jazz Studies AND teach in elementary or secondary schools. Students i>À˜ÊLœÌ…Ê̅iÊ Ê>˜`ʇ£ÓÊÌi>V…iÀÊViÀ̈wV>̈œ˜]Ê typically in five years. Curriculum /…ˆÃÊ՘ˆµÕiÊ«Àœ}À>“Êވi`ÃÊ>Ê«ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ>˜`Ê the teacher’s certificate – two credentials. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in jazz improvisation and composition, jazz arranging, piano, music theory, musicology, jazz ensembles and private lessons. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê Vœi}i‡iÛiÊÜÀˆÌˆ˜}]Ê«ÃÞV…œœ}Þ]ÊÜVˆ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­£®]Ê>˜`Ê ˜>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊʏÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊiiV̈ÛiÃÊ are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.


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Bachelor of Musical Arts

This is an interdisciplinary degree. The professional VĂ•Ă€Ă€ÂˆVĂ•Â?Ă•Â“ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒÂˆV>Â?]ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂœÂ˜Â?ĂžĂŠĂŒiÂ˜ĂŠVĂ€i`ÂˆĂŒĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠ in jazz coursework; more jazz can be taken if time allows. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ,iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒ All applicants will demonstrate their skills in mainstream jazz according to the guidelines below. Applicants with original compositions, or who are involved in creative areas that may not fall within the categories listed, are strongly encouraged to present their work at the audition. Along with the jazz audition, a classical audition is Ă€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ>ââÊ>˜`ĂŠ ÂœÂ˜ĂŒiÂ“ÂŤÂœĂ€>ÀÞÊÂ“ÂŤĂ€ÂœĂ›ÂˆĂƒ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ and for the BMA degree. List both classical and jazz repertoire in your audition repertoire, as well as on your comprehensive repertoire list. The classical audition will be played for the appropriate performance faculty, following the standard audition parameters. Applicants auditioning by CD must demonstrate improvisational skills on their recorded audition. Note to guitar applicants: There are two jazz degree options for guitarists: the BFA Jazz Studies and the BFA Jazz and Contemplative Studies. Because we do not offer classical guitar, Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation and the BMA are not available to guitarists. Note regarding jazz voice: We do not offer a program of study in jazz voice. Students in other programs, such as voice performance, are able to perform with jazz combos and ensembles by audition. Drum set players will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: Brushes (slow, “i`ÂˆĂ•Â“ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠv>ĂƒĂŒĂŠĂƒĂœÂˆÂ˜}ÂŽ]ĂŠĂŒĂ€>`ˆ˜}ĂŠ{Â˝ĂƒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠnÂ˝Ăƒ]ĂŠ

Afro-Cuban and Brazilian grooves – such as the “>“LÂœ]ĂŠVÂ…>ĂŠVÂ…>ĂŠVÂ…?]ĂŠĂƒÂœÂ˜}Âœ]Ê£ÓÉn]ĂŠÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒÂˆ`ÂœĂŠ>Â?ĂŒÂœ]ĂŠĂƒ>“L>]ĂŠ and the bossa nova. Additionally, contemporary styles such as rock, funk and fusion as well as odd meters “>ÞÊLiĂŠĂ€i¾ÕiĂƒĂŒi`°Ê Students will also be asked to do simple hand/foot timing and coordination exercises, as well as some sight-reading. Performance of scales or melodies of jazz tunes on any mallet keyboard instrument such as vibraphone, marimba or piano is encouraged. Drummers are welcome to perform pieces outside the areas listed above, including but not limited to multiple percussion, snare drum and electronic pieces. All other jazz applicants should prepare an F blues and B-flat rhythm changes tune of their choice. In addition, select one piece from each of the following three categories:

>ĂŒi}ÂœĂ€ĂžĂŠÂŁ UĂŠÂ?Â?ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ/…ˆ˜}ĂƒĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŠĂ€i UĂŠ/Â…iĂ€iĂŠ7ˆÂ?Â?ĂŠ iĂ›iÀÊ iĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŒÂ…iÀÊ9ÂœĂ• UĂŠĂ•ĂŒĂ•Â“Â˜ĂŠi>Ă›iĂƒ

>ĂŒi}ÂœĂ€ĂžĂŠĂ“ UĂŠ Âœ`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠ-ÂœĂ•Â? UĂŠÂœĂ›iÀÊ>˜ UĂŠÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŠ-iÂ˜ĂŒÂˆÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒ>Â?ĂŠœœ` Category 3 UĂŠ“ÀiĂƒĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜Ăƒ UĂŠ-ÂœĂŠ7Â…>ĂŒ UĂŠÂˆĂŒĂŒÂ?iĂŠ-Ă•Â˜yÂœĂœiĂ€ It is highly recommended that all selections be memorized, including tune melodies and chord changes. All applicants will be asked to perform the melodies and improvise over the progressions for each piece they select. Pianists and guitarists will be asked to comp changes; bassists will be asked to walk the bass lines in addition to soloing and performing melodies. Bassists should prepare the melody to the ballad they choose and perform it arco if possible. Accompaniment will be provided at the audition.

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Department of

Music Education

The Department of Music Education’s exceptional range and depth of programs provide the specialization and breadth of training to meet both the individual needs of students and the demands of today’s music educators. The department’s mission is to provide the future educator with the necessary knowledge for successful

teaching: Intensive training as a musician, theoretical and practical education as a teacher, and a sound general college education.

The faculty strives to refine and promote the exchange of musical skills and information between teacher and student in both group and studio teaching. Music

education students also benefit from participation in orchestras, choirs, bands, and smaller ensembles under the direction of eminent faculty and guest conductors.


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Bachelor of Music in Music Education The Bachelor of Music in Music Education (BM) has two distinct curricula: Choral Music Education and Instrumental Music Education. This enables students to prepare for the field of teaching most compatible with their backgrounds and career goals. Students seeking a greater focus in performance - who still wish to teach in the elementary or secondary schools - should choose the Performance with Teacher Certification degrees offered in Jazz Studies, Organ, Piano, Strings, Voice, and Winds & Percussion. ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊvœÀÊ̅iÊ >V…iœÀʜvÊÕÈVʈ˜ÊÕÈVÊ Education fall into two categories:

Ó°Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊÀi>Ìi`Ê̜ÊÌi>V…iÀÊViÀ̈wV>̈œ˜Êˆ˜VÕ`iÊ acceptance into the Teacher Education Program ­*ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê-iµÕi˜ViÊ««ˆV>̈œ˜®Ê>˜`ÊVœ“«ïœ˜ÊœvÊ all applications, courses, directed teaching, and audits ˜iViÃÃ>ÀÞÊvœÀÊ̅iʇ£ÓʈV…ˆ}>˜Ê/i>V…iÀ½ÃÊ iÀ̈wV>Ìi° The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take Çx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Ê in liberal arts courses. Designed for pianists or singers who wish to specialize in teaching choral or general music in elementary or secondary schools. Pre-College Preparation Applicants should have two years or more of voice and piano study. Participation in choral or instrumental groups prior to application is recommended. Demonstration of competence in voice and piano is ÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊvœÀÊ>`“ˆÃȜ˜°

Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in voice and piano, theory, musicology, ensembles, conducting, music technology, and ۜV>ÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÃ°Ê /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, psychology, social science ­£®]Ê>˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, secondary instruments, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.

Instrumental Music Education

£°Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊÀi>Ìi`Ê̜ÊVœÕÀÃiÊܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÊVœÕÀÃiÃÊ in instrumental or vocal performance, ensembles, conducting, musicology, music theory, piano, and general studies.

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Designed for students who wish to teach instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. Pre-College Preparation Applicants should have an extensive background in at least one band or orchestral instrument, including private lessons and experience in bands and orchestras. Study of other instruments, including piano, is desirable. Demonstration of performance competence on a band or orchestral instrument ˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in instrumental performance, piano, theory, musicology, ensembles, conducting, music technology, and vocal literature. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, psychology, social science ­£®]Ê>˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, secondary instruments, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.

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Audition and Interview ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Choral Music Education

Prepare to audition in both piano and voice. You will declare either piano or voice as your principal, with the other as a secondary instrument. An interview with a music education faculty member will also be scheduled on your audition day. Piano Principal For the piano audition, prepare a work of J. S. Bach, a movement of a classical sonata and a romantic or contemporary work of your choice. Memorization is preferred. Sight-reading, harmonization, and transposition skills will be tested in order to determine your keyboard placement.

Instrumental Music Education

Applicants must complete a performance audition vœœÜˆ˜}Ê̅iÊëiVˆwVÊÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃʏˆÃÌi`ÊvœÀÊ̅>ÌÊ instrument. Applicants whose principal instrument ˆÃÊ«ˆ>˜œÊ܈Ê>ÃœÊLiÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê̜Ê`i“œ˜ÃÌÀ>ÌiÊ proficiency on a band or orchestral instrument, sufficient to fulfill the curriculum’s instrumental i˜Ãi“LiÊÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜Ì°Ê˜`ˆV>ÌiÊLœÌ…Ê«ˆ>˜œÊ>˜`Ê̅ˆÃÊ second instrument on the application. An interview with a music education faculty member will also be scheduled on your audition day.

UM graduates are sought after and hired by school districts across the nation.

For the voice audition, prepare two memorized songs. An accompanist will be provided when auditioning ˆ˜Ê˜˜ÊÀLœÀʈvÊÀiµÕiÃÌi`ʈ˜Ê>`Û>˜Vi°ÊvÊޜÕʅ>ÛiʘœÊ private voice teacher, ask your school or religious choir director for assistance in preparing for the audition. Aural skills may also be assessed at Ann Arbor auditions; auditionees will hear several short phrases played at the keyboard and be asked to sing them. Voice Principal For the voice audition, prepare two memorized songs in any language. An accompanist will be provided when >Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜ˆ˜}ʈ˜Ê˜˜ÊÀLœÀʈvÊÀiµÕiÃÌi`ʈ˜Ê>`Û>˜Vi°ÊÕÀ>Ê skills may also be assessed at Ann Arbor auditions; auditionees will hear several short phrases played at the keyboard and be asked to sing them. For the piano audition, prepare a composition from the standard repertoire (such as Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Chopin, Bartók, or Kabalevsky). Memorization of the piano piece is preferred. Sight-reading, harmonization, and transposition skills will be tested in order to determine your keyboard placement.

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Department of

Music Theory

The Department of Music Theory is distinguished by

its range of achievement in scholarship of both faculty and students, and by the broad diversity of approach that it fosters. A guiding

principle of the department is that music theory does not stand alone as a discipline.

Faculty members are active as composers, performers, and interdisciplinary scholars in such areas as philosophy, psychology, and critical studies. Students explore cognate fields such as art history, literature, philosophy, linguistics, and psychology to advance inquiry in the field of music theory. Areas of scholarly

interest represented by faculty members and in course offerings include theories of musical experience, as well as post-tonal theory, Schenkerian theory, twelve-tone theory, transformational theory, theories of style, gender, jazz, popular music, and the study of the compositional process.


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Admission and Audition ,iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒ

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory (BM)

Students must audition on a principal instrument or voice following the guidelines listed by department in this publication.

Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) Pre-College Preparation Applicants should have an extensive background in performance or composition, college coursework in music theory with no grades less than a “B,� and a background in a keyboard instrument. Freshman applicants without college credits in music theory should not apply as a Music Theory major. Current SMTD students should apply after completing the music theory core curriculum.

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory

For those who wish to balance theoretical and applied approaches to the study of music. Elected courses range from developing musical craft, such as counterpoint, improvisation, and music composition, to aesthetics, music cognition, and music technology.

All applicants must also submit two or three examples of English writing and one of either of the following: an original composition or a musical analysis. Send these written materials to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) Admissions Office at least four ­{ÂŽĂŠĂœiiÂŽĂƒĂŠLivÂœĂ€iĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`iĂƒÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠ>Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ`>ĂŒi°Ê­/Â…iĂƒiĂŠ ĂœĂ€ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂƒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>``ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠĂ•Â˜ÂˆĂ›iĂ€ĂƒÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ -/ ĂŠiĂƒĂƒ>ÞʾÕiĂƒĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂƒÂ°ÂŽ The audition day will include individual appointments for a keyboard harmony exam, a theory exam on partwriting and analysis, and an audition on your principal instrument or voice.

Curriculum The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take ÇxÂŻĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ“>Â?ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠĂ“xÂŻĂŠ in liberal arts courses. The professional coursework will include intensive studies in theory, musicology, composition, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. /Â…iĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠVÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`iĂƒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ college-level writing and foreign language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The BMA is also a four-year professional degree but with >ĂŠÂ?>Ă€}iÀÊVÂœÂ“Â“ÂˆĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒÂ°ĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒ>ÂŽiĂŠxä¯Ê ÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ“>Â?ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠxĂ¤ÂŻĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ liberal arts courses. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

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Ramon Satyendra (Chair pro tem) James Dapogny (Professor Emeritus) Walter T. Everett Karen Fournier Â?>Â˜ĂŠÂœĂƒÂ“>˜ >Ă€ÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ°ÊĂ•VÂŽ Kevin E. Korsyn Andrew W. Mead Wayne C. Petty Alexandra Vojcic Associated Faculty i˜˜ˆviÀÊÂœÂ?ĂŒĂ˘ ,Âœ}iÀÊ>ĂŒĂŒÂ…iĂœĂŠĂ€>Â˜ĂŒ Sandra Lau Martins Judith Petty Joyce Yip

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Department of

Musical Theatre

This comprehensive training program has a national reputation among professional agents, casting directors, and producers as being among the best of its kind. A unique situation exists at Michigan, since theatre, dance and music coexist as departments within the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Students in musical theatre study with faculty members in the departments of Theatre and Drama, Voice, Dance, and Musical Theatre. The University of Michigan is one of a select number of schools that promote this degree of collaboration among areas within the performing arts.

As part of the degree, students have numerous opportunities to learn about career strategies, audition techniques, and a wide range of performance skills. Studying at Michigan also presents opportunities to choose among hundreds of classes outside the performing arts. All of this combines to make our Department of Musical Theatre a unique place for the aspiring musical theatre professional to begin a career.


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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre (BFA) /À>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>˜`Ê*Ài«>À>̈œ˜Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊ Freshmen: training and experience in musical theatre ÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÃÊ>˜`Ê«Àœ`ÕV̈œ˜°ÊLˆˆÌÞÊ̜ÊÀi>`ʓÕÈVÊyÕi˜ÌÞÊ and training in voice and ballet are assets. /À>˜ÃviÀÃ\ʓÕÃÌʅ>ÛiÊ̅iÊ«ÀiÀiµÕˆÃˆÌiÃʜvÊÀiVi˜ÌÊL>iÌÊ ÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>˜`ÊVœi}iÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊ­œÀʈÌÃÊvœÀ“>ÊiµÕˆÛ>i˜Ì®Êˆ˜Ê voice, piano and music theory. Must audition in Ann Arbor. Curriculum The BFA is a four year professional degree. Students take Çx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Ê in liberal arts courses. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in Dance (ballet, tap, MT styles & more), Theatre (acting, history, tech & more), Music (voice, piano, theory & more) and, most importantly, Musical Theatre (performance, history & much more). /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, American or world history, and language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Musical Theatre Faculty

Brent Wagner (Chair, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor) Catherine Walker Adams iÀ>`Ê i*ՈÌÊ­ÃÈÃÌ>˜ÌÊ*ÀœviÃÜÀÊ “iÀˆÌÕî ˆ˜`>Êœœ`ÀˆV… Mark Madama Cynthia Kortman Westphal

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“I think UM is turning out the best young musical theatre performers in the business these days. They’re really wellrounded and well-educated actors, not just people who can sing and dance.”James Lapine, Broadway director and writer (INTO THE WOODS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE)

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Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Written Requirements ,jÃՓj Bring to the audition a typed, one page ÀjÃՓjÊ܅ˆV…ʈ˜VÕ`iÃÊ>˜ÞÊÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>˜`ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊ you have had in music, theatre and dance. Staple the ÀjÃՓjÊ̜Ê>ÊÀiVi˜ÌÊn»ÝÊ£ä»Ê«…œÌœ}À>«…ÊœvÊޜÕÀÃiv° Brief Personal Statement Bring to the audition a short essay describing an artistic event that was memorable and/or influential to you personally (this does not need to be an event in which you participated). This is a different essay from the ones ÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊvœÀÊ̅iÊ1˜ˆÛiÀÈÌÞ½ÃÊ>««ˆV>̈œ˜Ê>˜`ÊŜՏ`Ê be no longer than two typed pages.

Performance Requirements Acting

“The Musical Theatre Department is a wonder – not just as a vital part of a great university, but as a seemingly never-ending source of talent and inspiration. If only that program had existed when I was in Ann Arbor! Jack O’Brien

(Director, BA 1961, MA 1962, HDFA 2008) Broadway director (HAIRSPRAY, THE FULL MONTY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, DAMN YANKEES)

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Prepare two short, contrasting monologues from plays. iˆÌ…iÀʓ>ÞÊiÝVii`Ê£¤Ê“ˆ˜ÕÌiÃ°Ê >V…Ê“œ˜œœ}ÕiʓÕÃÌÊ be memorized and should be performed in the context of the entire play. The emphasis is on simple reality. Note: Auditionees will present one monologue only. The faculty panel will determine which one will be presented. Preparation Suggestions UÊ …œœÃiʓœ˜œœ}ÕiÃÊ̅>ÌÊ>ÀiÊ>««Àœ«Àˆ>ÌiÊvœÀÊޜÕÀÊÊÊ age and experience. UÊ iÊ>LiÊ̜Ê`ˆÃVÕÃÃÊ̅iÊ«>ÞÊ>ÃÊ>Ê܅œi°ÊÊ̽ÃÊLiÃÌÊ̜ select monologues from plays, as opposed to special material written for monologue books. UÊۜˆ`ʅˆÃ̜ÀˆVÊÃÌޏiÃ]ÊÃÕV…Ê>ÃÊ-…>Žiëi>Ài]Ê>˜`ÊÊ Ê verse or poetry. Avoid dialects. UÊ1ÃiÊ}œœ`ʍÕ`}“i˜Ìʈ˜ÊÃiiV̈˜}Ê̅iʓœ˜œœ}ÕiÃ]ÊÊÊ avoiding pieces that may be inappropriate because of language or situation.


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Voice

*Ài«>ÀiÊÌܜʣȇL>ÀÊÃiiV̈œ˜Ã°Ê œÌ…Êܘ}ÃʓÕÃÌÊ Liʓi“œÀˆâi`]Ê>˜`ʜ˜iÊŜՏ`ÊLiÊÜÀˆÌÌi˜ÊLivœÀiÊ£™Èx°Ê Auditionees will present one song only. The faculty panel will determine which one will be presented. An accompanist (usually a faculty member) will be provided. You may not sing with your own accompanist, a cappella, or with recorded accompaniment. Suggestions for Choosing Music UÊ …œœÃiÊܘ}ÃÊ܈̅Ê܅ˆV…ÊޜÕÊV>˜ÊVœ““Õ˜ˆV>ÌiÊ>ÊÊ specific situation in a clear context with an objective (goal). Make the situation as honest and specific as possible. UÊ Ûi˜Ê̅œÕ}…Ê>ʣȇL>ÀÊܘ}ʈÃÊÛiÀÞÊŜÀÌ]Ê`œÊ>ÃÊÊ Ê much as you can to give the song a progression. What happens or changes as the song proceeds? UÊ-iiVÌʓ>ÌiÀˆ>Ê̅>ÌʈÃÊÃՈÌ>LiÊvœÀÊޜÕÀÊ>}iÊ and experience. UÊ …œœÃiÊܘ}ÃÊ܅ˆV…ÊwÌÊVœ“vœÀÌ>LÞÊ܈̅ˆ˜ÊޜÕÀÊÊ Ê range. If you are using a transposition of a song, be sure that you have correctly printed the melody, lyrics and accompaniment in the new key. Suggestions for Preparing your Music UÊ9œÕÀʓÕÈVÊŜՏ`ÊLiʈ˜Ê>ÊLˆ˜`iÀ]ʜÀÊÌ>«i`]Ê܈̅œÕÌÊÊ page turns. Do not use sheet protectors. UʘVÕ`iÊ>ÊӇL>ÀʜÀÊ{‡L>Àʈ˜ÌÀœ`ÕV̈œ˜ÊvœÀÊi>V…Êܘ}]ÊÊ and mark it clearly in the music. The measures of Ê ˆ˜ÌÀœ`ÕV̈œ˜Ê`œÊ˜œÌÊVœÕ˜Ìʈ˜Ê̅iʣȇL>ÀÃÊޜÕÊ܈Ê be singing. Make sure that the introduction leads clearly and naturally to your entrance in the song. Put the title of the song at the top of the page, along with the time signature. UÊ Ý«œÀiÊ̅iʏÞÀˆVÃʜvÊ̅iÊܘ}Ê>ÃÊV>ÀivՏÞÊ>ÃÊޜÕÊÊ Ê explore the music. Be absolutely certain that you are singing correct words, notes, and rhythms.

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Final Tips UÊ œÊ˜œÌÊÌÀÞÊ̜ÊȘ}Ê̜œÊ…ˆ}…ÊœÀÊ̜œÊœÕ`Þ°Ê˜ÊÊ Ê enormous number of applicants present songs in keys that are too high for them to show themselves at their best vocally. Volume and range can be Ê iÝ«œÀi`ÊÃi«>À>ÌiÞʈvÊ̅iÊv>VՏÌÞʅ>ÃʵÕiÃ̈œ˜Ã° UÊ̽ÃÊ܈ÃiÊ̜ÊܜÀŽÊ܈̅Ê>ÊΈi`Ê>VVœ“«>˜ˆÃÌÊ>Ìʅœ“iÊÊ before you begin your college auditions, making sure that all elements of your printed music are presented clearly and correctly. UÊ œÊ˜œÌÊÕÃiÊ>ÊV…>ˆÀʜÀÊ«Àœ«Ãʈ˜Ê̅iÊۜV>Ê>Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜°Ê

Dance

All applicants will participate in a dance class i“«…>È∘}ÊL>iÌÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÊ>˜`ʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}Ê>ÊŜÀÌÊ combination from a musical. The faculty will evaluate ޜÕÀÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕi]ʈ˜VœÀ«œÀ>̈œ˜ÊœvÊV…œÀiœ}À>«…ˆVʈ˜Ìi˜Ì]Ê performance vitality, acting/communication skills, and potential for growth. Preparation Suggestions UÊ««>Ài\Ê7œ“i˜ÊŜՏ`ÊÜi>ÀÊV…>À>VÌiÀʜÀʍ>ââÊÊ Ê shoes (and can bring ballet slippers), leotards, tights and/ or dance skirts. Men should wear jazz shoes (and can bring ballet slippers), tights, jazz pants, t-shirts or shorts, and a dance belt. UÊ iÊÃÕÀiÊ̜ÊÃÌ>ÀÌÊÜ>À“ˆ˜}ÊÕ«Ê>ÃÊܜ˜Ê>ÃÊÊޜÕÊVœ“iÊÊ into the room. UÊ««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊ}i˜iÀ>Þʅ>ÛiÊLiÌÌiÀÊÃÕVViÃÃʈvÊ̅iÞÊÊ Ê have training in ballet. While most auditionees have danced to various degrees in productions, the Ê Ã«iVˆwVÊΈÃÊ>VµÕˆÀi`ʈ˜ÊL>iÌÊÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>ÀiÊÊ Ê invaluable preparation for this portion of the audition.

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Piano

The piano audition consists of sight-reading and an interview. The faculty will evaluate your music reading skills and your understanding of rhythmic notation. The ability to read music is an important factor in the evaluation of your application. It isn’t necessary to prepare a piece. Preparation Suggestions Playing another instrument can be extremely valuable for your overall understanding of music. However, it’s still important to begin studying piano before and/ or during high school. It’s best to begin a steady, organized process of piano study long before your senior year. While playing by ear is of value, it’s not a substitute for music reading skills.

Additional Audition Day Recommendations

UÊÌÊ̅iÊLi}ˆ˜˜ˆ˜}ʜvÊiÛiÀÞÊ>Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜Ê`>ÞÊv>VՏÌÞÊÊ Ê members and MT majors speak to the applicants as a group, discussing the Musical Theatre Department Ê >˜`Ê>˜ÃÜiÀˆ˜}ʵÕiÃ̈œ˜Ã°Ê*>Ài˜ÌÃÊ>ÀiÊi˜VœÕÀ>}i`ÊÊ to attend these sessions, but may not observe the auditions. UÊ««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊŜՏ`ÊV…œœÃiÊV>ÀivՏÞÊ܅>ÌÊ̜ÊÜi>ÀÊÊ Ê for the audition day. An audition is similar to a job interview, in terms of apparel. The clothes for the acting/voice/piano segments of the audition should be somewhat dressy, appropriate, tasteful and generally conservative. UÊÕ`ˆÌˆœ˜ˆ˜}ÊV>˜Êܓï“iÃÊLiÊ>ÊÃÌÀiÃÃvՏÊÈÌÕ>̈œ˜] and though we do as much as possible to put applicants at ease, be sure to choose songs and monologues with which you can be comfortable in Ê >ÊÈÌÕ>̈œ˜Ã°ÊiÌÊ>ÃʓÕV…ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊ>ÃÊ«œÃÈLiÊÊ in rehearsing and performing the songs with a skilled accompanist before any of your college auditions. It’s also helpful to rehearse all of your material in different sizes of venues, from small rooms to large theatre stages. That way, whatever the situation at each school, you will feel comfortable and can easily adapt.

What do we look for in a Michigan applicant? -œ“iœ˜iÊ܅œo Uʅ>Ãʈ˜ÌiiVÌÕ>ÊVÕÀˆœÃˆÌÞ]ʈ“>}ˆ˜>̈œ˜]Ê>˜`Ê recognizable talent. UʈÃÊ«Ài«>Ài`]ÊVœ˜w`i˜Ì]ÊȘViÀi]ÊVœÕÀÌiœÕÃ]Ê>“LˆÌˆœÕÃ]ÊÊ and is clearly a team-player. UÊ>««ÀiVˆ>ÌiÃÊ>˜`ÊÌ>ŽiÃÊ«Àˆ`iʈ˜Ê̅iÊ>À̈Ã̈VÊ}ÀœÜÌ…Ê of fellow students. UʈÃÊVœ“vœÀÌ>LiÊ«…ÞÈV>Þ° UÊV>˜ÊVœ““Õ˜ˆV>ÌiÊÛiÀÞÊëiVˆwVʈ`i>ÃÊ>˜`ÊV…œˆViÃÊ in dialogue/lyrics, music, and dance. UÊȘ}ÃÊ̅iÊVœÀÀiVÌʘœÌiÃ]ÊÀ…Þ̅“ÃÊ>˜`ÊܜÀ`Ã]ÊÜˆÌ…Ê a clear sense of pitch, an understanding of musical line, and a healthy approach that doesn’t push the voice higher than is appropriate. In addition, applicants should have music reading skills, especially at the piano. Uʅ>Ãʈ˜ÌiÀiÃÌÃÊ>«>ÀÌÊvÀœ“Ê̅iÊ>ÀÌÃ°Ê UʈÃÊi˜}>}i`ʈ˜Ê̅iÊVՏÌÕÀiʜvÊVœ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ]ÊÀ>˜}ˆ˜}Ê from politics to public service, and is excited to find ways in which the arts can impact and enrich American culture. Uʅ>ÃÊ>Ê«>ÃȜ˜ÊvœÀÊÜÀˆÌˆ˜}]Ê>˜`Ê>Ê`iÈÀiÊ̜ÊiÝ«ÀiÃÃÊÊÊ personal ideas and points of view. Uʅ>ÃÊ`œ˜iʅˆÃɅiÀʅœ“iܜÀŽÊ>LœÕÌÊ̅iÊ i«>À̓i˜ÌÊÊ and the University by reading official publications and speaking with faculty, students, School officials, and graduates, rather than relying only on internet opinions or YouTube postings. UʈÃÊVœ““ˆÌÌi`Ê̜Ê>Ê՘ˆÛiÀÈÌÞÊi˜ÛˆÀœ˜“i˜ÌÊ>˜`ʅ>ÃÊÊÊ given careful thought to the reasons for pursuing a BFA in a university as opposed to a conservatory.


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“There wasn’t a song or composer or show or bit of history I didn’t know. I think more than anything, Michigan gives you that sense of history – that you are a part of an incredible theatrical legacy and that you as an actor are accountable to it.” Danny Gurwin (BFA 1994) Broadway: LITTLE WOMEN, URINETOWN, THE FULL MONTY, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL EVITA

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Department of

Musicology

The University of Michigan offers rich resources for the study of musicology. The faculty includes specialists in

each period of music history in the West as well as in American music, the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Chinese music, the music of the Pacific Islands, and the music of South and Southeast Asia.

The department provides its students with access, as listeners and performers, to the Early Music Ensemble, the Contemporary Directions Ensemble, and the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, among many others.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Musicology (BM) Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take ÇxÂŻĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ“>Â?ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠĂ“xÂŻĂŠ in liberal arts courses. The BMA is also a four-year professional degree but with >ĂŠÂ?>Ă€}iÀÊVÂœÂ“Â“ÂˆĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ?ˆLiĂ€>Â?ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒÂ°ĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒ>ÂŽiĂŠxä¯Ê ÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒiĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ“>Â?ÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂƒĂŒĂ•`ÞÊ>˜`ĂŠxĂ¤ÂŻĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ liberal arts courses. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Musicology Faculty

>“iĂƒĂŠ ÂœĂ€`iĂ€ĂƒĂŠÂ­ Â…>ÂˆĂ€]ĂŠÂ?iÂ˜Â˜ĂŠViÂœVÂ…ĂŠ ÂœÂ?Â?Â?i}ˆ>ĂŒiĂŠĂŠ ĂŠ Professor of Music) Christi-Anne Castro Mark Clague Jane Fulcher

Â…>Ă€Â?iĂƒĂŠ>ÀÀiĂŒĂŒ >ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠi>ÀÞ Meilu Ho Joseph Lam Stefano Mengozzi Lester P. Monts (Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) Louise K. Stein Steven M. Whiting (Associate Dean for ĂŠ Ă€>`Ă•>ĂŒiĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒÂŽ Roland John Wiley

Music Library

Associated Faculty

ÂœĂ€ÂœĂŒÂ…i>ĂŠ>ˆÂ?Ê­ Ă?iVĂ•ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂŠ `ÂˆĂŒÂœĂ€]ĂŠ1-ÂŽ Nathan Platte Charles Reynolds (Music Librarian) Amy Stillman Susan Walton


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Bachelor of Music in Musicology

For those who wish to teach music history, to work in radio, television, or journalism, or to pursue >ÊÃÕLÃiµÕi˜ÌÊ`i}Àiiʈ˜ÊˆLÀ>ÀÞÊÃVˆi˜Vi°Ê/…iÊ study of musicology is also recommended for those who plan to pursue graduate study and professional scholarship.

Early Music Major (Curriculum C) UÊ/…iÊ«ÀœviÃȜ˜>ÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊvœVÕÃiÃʜ˜ÊÊ Ê musicology, theory (including counterpoint and ornamentation), piano, early music performance, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. A senior research project and recital Ê >ÀiÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°Ê

Pre-College Preparation Applicants should have a strong background of study on a principal instrument or voice. Piano study is recommended. Experience in orchestral and chamber music is desirable, as well as strong writing skills.

UÊ/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊÊ in college-level writing, history, and foreign languages. All remaining academic electives are free choice; they may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

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Admission and Audition ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃ

Music History Major (Curriculum A) UÊ/…iÊ«ÀœviÃȜ˜>ÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊvœVÕÃiÃʜ˜ÊÊ Ê musicology, theory, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. UÊ/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊÊ in college-level writing, history, and foreign languages. All remaining academic electives are free choice; they may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. Ethnomusicology Major (Curriculum B) UÊ/…iÊ«ÀœviÃȜ˜>ÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊvœVÕÃiÃʜ˜Ê“ÕÈVœœ}ÞÊÊ (Western music, world music, folk & popular music, music in culture), theory, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. UÊ/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆià in college-level writing, history, foreign languages, and a cognate of social science or humanities courses. All remaining academic electives are free choice; they may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

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Department of

Organ

organ The faculty of the Organ Department, eminent performers and scholars with a broad and diverse range of specializations, share a profound commitment to teaching. The department is rich in resources to prepare gifted organists for professional careers. This well-rounded preparation includes development of technique, scholarly research, and the ability to play music of all periods with integrity and specific performance practices.

The department is internationally known for developing talent - a reputation evidenced by the number of its graduates now enjoying careers as recitalists, university professors, and music directors of large religious organizations.


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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Organ

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance

(Curriculum A) is designed for those who wish to work in performance, church music, or teaching.

Bachelor of Music in Performance with Teacher Certification Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take Çx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Ê in liberal arts courses. The BMA is also a four-year professional degree, but with >ʏ>À}iÀÊVœ““ˆÌ“i˜ÌÊ̜ʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌðÊ-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊxä¯Ê œvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Êxä¯Êˆ˜Ê liberal arts courses. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success. Pre-College Preparation ««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊŜՏ`ʅ>ÛiÊ>ÊÃiVÕÀiÊ}À>ëʜvÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÊ>˜`Ê musicianship from piano study. A student planning to major in organ should be able to play such repertory as the preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, classical sonatas, selected etudes by Chopin, and a significant modern work.

Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in organ performance, theory, musicology, organ literature, piano, ensembles, and conducting. ÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê studies in college-level writing and foreign language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Organ with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B) is designed for organists who wish to focus on performance and teach in elementary or secondary schools. Students earn both the BM and ‡£ÓÊÌi>V…iÀÊViÀ̈wV>̈œ˜]ÊÕÃÕ>Þʈ˜ÊwÛiÊÞi>Àð Curriculum /…ˆÃÊ՘ˆµÕiÊ«Àœ}À>“Êވi`ÃÊ>Ê«ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ and the teacher’s certificate – two credentials. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in organ performance, theory, musicology, organ literature, piano, ensembles, and conducting. ÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, psychology, social science ­£®]Ê>˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Organ Faculty

The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.

Associated Faculty Michele Johns Jenny King (carillon)

"««œÃˆÌiÊ*>}i\Ê/…iÊ£ÓäÊÀ>˜ŽÊ °°Ê-Žˆ˜˜iÀÉ Aeolian-Skinner organ in Hill Auditorium. Photo Credit: James Duderstadt

Marilyn Mason (Chair, University Organist) Steven Ball (University Carillonneur) James W. Kibbie

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Audition and Interview ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Prepare fifteen to twenty minutes of organ literature you have thoroughly studied. Include a work of J. S. Bach and a romantic or contemporary composition. Choose pieces that you and your teacher agree are within your present musical and technical grasp. i“œÀˆâ>̈œ˜ÊˆÃʘiˆÌ…iÀÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ʘœÀÊ`ˆÃVœÕÀ>}i`°Ê9œÕÊ ÜˆÊ…>ÛiÊ>˜Êœ««œÀÌ՘ˆÌÞÊ̜ÊLiVœ“iÊ>VµÕ>ˆ˜Ìi`ÊÜˆÌ…Ê the organ you will be playing before your audition. In certain cases, a student may be admitted who has had no organ study but does have a strong background in piano. In such individual cases, a full piano audition is permitted instead of an organ audition. Applicants to Performance with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B) will also be scheduled for an interview with a representative of the Department of Music Education.

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Department of

Performing Arts Technology

The Department of Performing Arts Technology seeks to

advance the aesthetics of technology-based arts through performance, the development of emerging technologies, and research. Collaboration and creativity

are key components of the interdisciplinary study of music, dance, theatre, engineering, art, and film and video. The University of Michigan maintains extensive computing resources for all students, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance vigorously promotes applications of technology in music. Professional quality studios include the Music Technology Lab, Multimedia Lab, Music Listening Lab, two Electronic Music

Studios, the Audio Studio, the Video Studio, and several project studios. These studios feature state-of-the-art equipment in acoustically optimized spaces. The nearby Duderstadt Center houses an electronic library, interactive multimedia classrooms, a virtual reality laboratory, and design studios. Digital Music Ensemble


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Music Technology (BM) Bachelor of Fine Arts: Music Technology Concentration (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts: Media Arts Concentration (BFA) Bachelor of Science in Sound Engineering (BS) An additional offering: Concurrent 1˜`iÀ}À>`Õ>ÌiÉÀ>`Õ>ÌiÊ-ÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê i`ˆ>ÊÀÌÃÊ­ 1-® The BM and BFA programs are four-year professional `i}ÀiiðÊ-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊÇx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀÊ “>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiÃ°Ê The BS degree is also a four-year professional degree, but with a larger commitment to natural science and i˜}ˆ˜iiÀˆ˜}°Ê-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊxä¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê ̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Êxä¯Êˆ˜Êi˜}ˆ˜iiÀˆ˜}]Ê science, and other liberal arts courses. /…iÊ 1-Ê«Àœ}À>“ʈ˜Êi`ˆ>ÊÀÌÃÊv>VˆˆÌ>ÌiÃÊ̅iÊ advancement of outstanding University of Michigan baccalaureate candidates through completion of the graduate program, Master of Arts (MA) in i`ˆ>ÊÀÌÃ°Ê 1-ʜvviÀÃÊi>ÀÞÊ>`“ˆÃȜ˜Ê̜Ê̅iÊÊ for the exceptional student who can complete an undergraduate program in three or three and one-half years with an outstanding academic and artistic record; and who, in the judgment of both graduate and undergraduate faculty, is ready for graduate work. ʓ>݈“Õ“ÊœvÊ£xÊVÀi`ˆÌʅœÕÀÃʜvÊVœÕÀÃiÃÊiiVÌi`ʈ˜Ê

1-ʓ>ÞÊLiÊVœÕ˜Ìi`Ê̜Ü>À`ÊLœÌ…Ê̅iÊL>V…iœÀ½ÃÊ and the master’s degrees. The student should receive the bachelor’s degree within a year of enrollment in the master’s degree program. The student typically }À>`Õ>ÌiÃÊ܈̅Ê̅iÊÊ>vÌiÀÊÌܜÊÞi>ÀÃʈ˜Ê̅iÊ 1-Ê

program, or one year after completing the bachelor’s degree. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Bachelor of Music in Music and Technology

(Curriculum A) is designed for students who possess demonstrated interest in producing music with computer technology and who are also performers in voice or on an acoustic instrument. Pre-College Preparation Experience in performance (both traditional and technologically enhanced), music theory, composition, mathematics, and computer applications. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performing arts technology (acoustics and psychoacoustics, computer music programming and arranging, sound recording and production, media arts, digital music ensemble, and more), music theory, composition, musicology, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. The degree culminates with a Senior Thesis. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, mathematics, and computer programming. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Technology: Music Concentration (Curriculum B) is designed for students who possess demonstrated interest in producing art forms that integrate images, sound, and music using computer technology.

Pre-College Preparation Experience in performance (both traditional and technologically enhanced), music theory, composition, mathematics, and computer programming. Some experience manipulating still and moving images using technology.


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Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performing arts technology (acoustics and psychoacoustics, computer music programming and arranging, sound recording and production, media arts, digital music ensemble, and more), music theory, composition, musicology, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. The degree culminates with a Senior Thesis. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê college-level writing, mathematics, screen arts and culture, visual arts and culture, computer programming, still imagery and technology, dance, and computer aided design, modeling, or animation. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Technology: Media Arts Concentration (Curriculum C) is designed for students who possess demonstrated interest in using technology to create multimedia art forms. Pre-College Preparation Experience in producing integrated art forms using computer technology. Some experience in music theory, composition, mathematics, and still and moving imagery.

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Students choose one: UÊ ˜}ˆ˜iiÀˆ˜}Ê œ˜Vi˜ÌÀ>̈œ˜\ÊÊ`i«Ì…ÊœvÊÃÌÕ`Þʈ˜ÊÊ Ê advanced Math/Engineering electives UÊ-œ˜ˆVÊÀÌÃÊ œ˜Vi˜ÌÀ>̈œ˜\ÊÊ`i«Ì…ÊœvÊÃÌÕ`Þʈ˜ÊÊ Ê advanced Sonic Arts electives UÊ6ˆÃÕ>ÊÀÌÃÊ œ˜Vi˜ÌÀ>̈œ˜\ÊÊ`i«Ì…ÊœvÊÃÌÕ`Þʈ˜ÊÊ Ê advanced electives including two courses in screen arts and culture with the remaining coursework in art

Bachelor of Science in Sound Engineering

(Curriculum D) is designed for students who demonstrate abilities in both music and engineering and are interested in sound reinforcement, sound ÀiVœÀ`ˆ˜}]Ê>˜`Ê>Õ`ˆœÊiµÕˆ«“i˜ÌÊÀiÃi>ÀV…Ê>˜`Ê`iÈ}˜° Pre-College Preparation £®Ê/À>`ˆÌˆœ˜>Ê>˜`ÊÌiV…˜œœ}ˆV>ÞÊi˜…>˜Vi`Ê performance experience, with a high level of «ÀœwVˆi˜VÞʜ˜Ê>˜Ê>VœÕÃ̈Vʈ˜ÃÌÀՓi˜ÌÆÊÓ®Ê>«ÌˆÌÕ`iÊ and strong coursework achievement in music theory, mathematics, physics, and computer programming; and 3) prior experience with multitrack recording and sound reinforcement. -œÕ˜`Ê ˜}ˆ˜iiÀˆ˜}ÊÀiµÕˆÀiÃÊ>˜Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ*ʜvÊΰx]Ê >˜Ê-/ʓ>̅ÊÃÕLÃVœÀiʜvÊÈÎäʜÀÊLiÌÌiÀ]ʜÀÊ>˜Ê /Ê “>̅ÊÃÕLÃVœÀiʜvÊÓnʜÀÊLiÌÌiÀ°

Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performing arts technology (acoustics and psychoacoustics, computer music programming and arranging, sound recording and production, media arts, digital music ensemble, and more), music theory, composition, musicology, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. The degree culminates with a Senior Thesis.

Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performing arts technology (acoustics and psychoacoustics, computer music programming and arranging, sound recording and production, media arts, sound for theatre, technical ear training and critical listening, contemporary practices in studio production, and more), music theory, composition, musicology, piano, ensembles, and private instrumental or vocal lessons. The degree culminates with a Senior Thesis.

/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, mathematics, screen arts and culture, visual arts and culture, computer programming, still imagery and technology, dance, and computer aided design, modeling, or animation. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, computer programming, V>VՏÕÃʭή]Ê`ˆvviÀi˜Ìˆ>ÊiµÕ>̈œ˜Ã]Ê«…ÞÈVÃÊ ­Ó®]ÊiiVÌÀœ˜ˆVÊVˆÀVՈÌÃ]ÊÈ}˜>ÃÊ>˜`ÊÃÞÃÌi“Ã]Ê electromagnetics, and digital signal processing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.


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Admission, Audition and Interview ,iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒ Ă›iÀÞÊ*iĂ€vÂœĂ€Â“ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂ€ĂŒĂƒĂŠ/iV…˜œÂ?Âœ}ÞÊ`i}Ă€iiĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€iĂƒĂŠ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂƒĂ•LÂ“ÂˆĂƒĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂœvĂŠ>ĂŠÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒvÂœÂ?ÂˆÂœĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂƒĂ•LĂƒi¾ÕiÂ˜ĂŒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŒiĂ€Ă›ÂˆiĂœĂŠ with the Performing Arts Technology faculty. The BM ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂ•ĂƒÂˆVĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ/iV…˜œÂ?Âœ}ÞÊ­ Ă•Ă€Ă€ÂˆVĂ•Â?ՓÊÂŽĂŠ>Â?ĂƒÂœĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€iĂƒĂŠ >Â˜ĂŠ>Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜Â°ĂŠĂ•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠÂ?ÂˆĂƒĂŒi`ĂŠĂ•Â˜`iÀÊ the specific instrument or voice department. After a preliminary review of portfolios, a select number of applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews. Please indicate your preference for an interview date on your application. Provide a complete description of the equipment and techniques used to produce your portfolio on the PAT Companion Notes form, downloadable from www.music.umich.edu/departments/pat/auditions_ug.htm. Â?Â?ĂŠĂƒÂœĂ•Â˜`wÂ?iĂƒĂŠÂ“Ă•ĂƒĂŒĂŠLiĂŠĂ•Â˜VÂœÂ“ÂŤĂ€iĂƒĂƒi`ĂŠĂƒĂŒiĂ€iÂœĂŠ>Ă•`ÂˆÂœĂŠÂŁĂˆÂ‡LÂˆĂŒĂŠ Ă€iĂƒÂœÂ?Ă•ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠ>ĂŠĂƒ>“Â?ˆ˜}ĂŠĂ€>ĂŒiĂŠÂœvĂŠ{{°Â?ÂŽâÊ­

ʾÕ>Â?ÂˆĂŒĂžÂŽÂ° All materials should be sent to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office, and must be Ă€iViÂˆĂ›i`ĂŠLÞÊ iVi“LiÀÊ£°Ê7Ă€ÂˆĂŒiĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠÂ˜>“i]ĂŠ1ĂŠ ĂŠÂˆvĂŠ known, address, phone, and the program to which you are applying on all your materials.

Ó°ÊĂŠÂ…>Ă€`Ê­>ÂŤiÀŽÊVÂœÂŤĂžĂŠÂœvĂŠĂƒÂœĂ•Ă€ViĂŠVÂœ`iĂŠ>˜`ĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>“Ê output of an original computer program in any language. Commented source code should include your name, UM ID, address, phone, and a program abstract with additional comments as necessary. Curriculum C (Visual Arts or Engineering Concentration) Applicants to Curriculum C intending to concentrate in either Visual Arts or Engineering should submit a representative portfolio of their creative work. Example portfolio pieces might include an original music composition, a video, a computer program, photography, or art. Curriculum D Applicants to Sound Engineering (Curriculum D) should submit a portfolio consisting of a stereo CD recording of: £°Ê9ÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiÂ?vĂŠÂŤiĂ€vÂœĂ€Â“ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>Â˜ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂƒĂŒĂ€Ă•Â“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠĂ›ÂœÂˆViĂŠ with repertoire of your choice, and Ó°Ê/ĂœÂœĂŠĂƒĂŒiĂ€iÂœĂŠĂ€iVÂœĂ€`ˆ˜}ĂƒĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŠÂ…>Ă›iĂŠi˜}ˆ˜iiĂ€i`ĂŠĂŒÂ…>ĂŒĂŠ represent contrasting musical styles performed by at least three musicians. The stereo recording should be produced primarily from microphone signals. Original compositions are encouraged.

*ÂœĂ€ĂŒvÂœÂ?ÂˆÂœĂŠ,iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠ Curricula A, B and C (Sonic Arts Concentration only) All materials submitted must be produced and recorded by the applicant. £°ÊĂŠ

]ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠ>ĂŠÂ“ÂˆÂ˜ÂˆÂ“Ă•Â“ĂŠÂœvĂŠwĂ›iĂŠĂŒĂ€>VÂŽĂƒ\ ĂŠ UĂŠ œ˜iĂŠiĂ?>“Â?iĂŠÂœvĂŠ>Â˜ĂŠÂœĂ€Âˆ}ˆ˜>Â?ĂŠVÂœÂ“ÂŤÂœĂƒÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ­ĂŒĂœÂœĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŠĂŠ five minutes long) for electronic instruments; ĂŠ UĂŠ >ĂŠĂ€iVÂœĂ€`ˆ˜}ĂŠÂœvĂŠ>Â˜ĂŠÂœĂ€Âˆ}ˆ˜>Â?ĂŠVÂœÂ“ÂŤÂœĂƒÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ­ĂŒĂœÂœĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠwĂ›i minutes long) for one or more acoustic instruments accompanied by a notated score; ĂŠ UĂŠ >Â˜ĂŠ>ÀÀ>˜}i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠ>Â˜ĂžĂŠvĂ•}Ă•iĂŠÂ“ÂœĂ›i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠLÞÊ°-°ÊÊÊ Bach orchestrated for electronic instruments; ĂŠ UĂŠ >ĂŠĂƒiÂ?iVĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂœvĂŠÂœĂ€Âˆ}ˆ˜>Â?ĂŠĂƒ>“Â?i`ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœViĂƒĂƒi`ĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŠ synthesized sounds; ĂŠ UĂŠ >ĂŠĂ€iVÂœĂ€`ˆ˜}ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŠÂŤiĂ€vÂœĂ€Â“ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŠĂŒĂ€>`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜>Â?ĂŠĂŠ ĂŠ acoustic instrument or voice. RENT

Performing Arts Technology Faculty Jason Corey (Chair, Audio Engineering) iÂœĂ€}ĂŠ ĂƒĂƒÂ?Ê­ Â?iVĂŒĂ€ÂˆV>Â?ĂŠ ˜}ˆ˜iiĂ€ÂˆÂ˜}ÂŽ Jennifer Furr Andrew Kirshner (School of Art and Design) Stephen J. Rush Erik Santos (Electronic Music) Mary H. Simoni (Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement) Associated Faculty Timothy Flood Ă€i}ÂœĂ€ĂžĂŠ7>ÂŽiwiÂ?`Ê­ Â?iVĂŒĂ€ÂˆV>Â?ĂŠ ˜}ˆ˜iiĂ€ÂˆÂ˜}ÂŽ


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Department of

Piano

The Piano Department offers exceptionally fine training to talented young performers. Its mission is to assist, guide, and encourage students in achieving the highest artistic and intellectual standard of which they are capable. Through individual instruction, ensemble coaching, and musicianship classes, the faculty strives to promote understanding while simultaneously encouraging original and creative thought. Students receive thorough

preparation for careers as soloists, chamber musicians, collaborative pianists, and teachers.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Performance (BM) Bachelor of Music in Performance with Teacher Certification Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take Çx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Ê in liberal arts courses. The BMA is also a four-year professional degree, but with >ʏ>À}iÀÊVœ““ˆÌ“i˜ÌÊ̜ʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌðÊ-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊxä¯Ê œvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Êxä¯Êˆ˜Ê liberal arts courses. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Piano Faculty

John Ellis (Chair, performance, pedagogy) Katherine Collier (performance, collaborative piano) À̅ÕÀÊÀii˜iÊ­«iÀvœÀ“>˜Vi® Christopher Harding (performance, collaborative piano) Martin E. Katz (Artur Schnabel Collegiate Professor of Music, collaborative piano) Louis Nagel (performance) Edward Parmentier (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, harpsichord, early music) Logan Skelton (performance) Associated Faculty Kelley Benson (pedagogy) Penelope Crawford (fortepiano) ,œLiÀÌÊÀˆ>Û>Ê­ ˆÀiV̜ÀʜvÊ*ˆ>˜œÊ/iV…˜œœ}Þ®


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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Piano

(Curriculum A) is appropriate for those who wish to work in performance and teaching. Pre-college Preparation Eight to twelve years of piano study; repertory to ˆ˜VÕ`iÊÀi«ÀiÃi˜Ì>̈ÛiÊVœ“«œÃˆÌˆœ˜ÃʜvÊ̅iÊ >ÀœµÕi]Ê

>ÃÈV>]Ê>˜`Ê,œ“>˜ÌˆVÊ«iÀˆœ`Ã]Ê>˜`Ê̅iÊÓä̅ÊVi˜ÌÕÀÞ°Ê Memorization is expected. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in piano performance, theory, musicology, piano literature, chamber music, ensembles, and Vœ˜`ÕV̈˜}°ÊÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê studies in college-level writing and foreign language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Piano with Teacher Certification

(Curriculum B) is appropriate for pianists who wish to perform and teach in elementary or secondary ÃV…œœÃ°Ê-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊi>À˜ÊLœÌ…Ê̅iÊ Ê>˜`ʇ£ÓÊÌi>V…iÀÊ certification, typically in five years. Alternatively, a four-year option is the curriculum in Choral or Instrumental Music Education. Curriculum /…ˆÃÊ՘ˆµÕiÊ«Àœ}À>“Êވi`ÃÊ>Ê«ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ>˜`Ê the teacher’s certificate – two credentials. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in piano performance, theory, musicology, piano literature, chamber music, ensembles, and Vœ˜`ÕV̈˜}°ÊÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, psychology, social science ­£®]Ê>˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. RENT

The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.

Admission, Audition and ˜ÌiÀۈiÜÊ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà *i>ÃiÊÃiiÊ̅iÊÜiLÈÌiÊvœÀÊv>VՏÌÞÊÀiµÕiÃÌʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜° Piano Performance (Curriculum A & B) Prepare ALL of the following: UÊ>Ê >ÀœµÕiÊܜÀŽÊLÞÊ>ÊVœ“«œÃiÀÊÃÕV…Ê>ÃÊ >V…]ÊÊ Ê Handel, or Scarlatti with a minimum playing time of five minutes, no repeats. Any prelude and fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier is acceptable. UÊ>ÊVœ“«iÌiÊV>ÃÈV>Êܘ>Ì> UÊ>Ê,œ“>˜ÌˆVÊܜÀŽ UÊ>˜Êˆ“«ÀiÃȜ˜ˆÃ̈VʜÀÊÓä̅‡ i˜ÌÕÀÞÊܜÀŽ UÊ>˜ÊiÌÕ`iʜvÊۈÀÌ՜ÈÌÞ i“œÀˆâ>̈œ˜ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°Ê,iVœÀ`i`Ê>Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜ÃʓÕÃÌÊ be on CD or DVD. ««ˆV>˜ÌÃʓÕÃÌʓiiÌÊ>ÊÀi«iÀ̜ˆÀiÊÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃʏˆÃÌi`Ê above. Failure to prepare the full audition program will eliminate you from consideration. Performance with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B) Applicants will also be scheduled for an interview with a representative of the Department of Music Education. Piano Principal (for pianists applying to degrees other than performance, e.g. Composition) Prepare ALL of the following: UÊ>ÊL>ÀœµÕiÊܜÀŽ UÊ>ʵՈVŽÊÌi“«œÊ“œÛi“i˜ÌʜvÊ>ÊV>ÃÈV>Êܘ>Ì> UÊ>Ê£™Ì…‡ÊœÀÊÓä̅‡Vi˜ÌÕÀÞÊ܏œÊœvÊޜÕÀÊV…œˆVi Memorization is preferred.


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Department of

Strings

The mission of the Department of Strings is to assist, guide, and encourage students in achieving the highest artistic and intellectual standard of which they are capable. Through individual instruction with a major artist-teacher, ensemble coaching, and musicianship classes, the faculty strives to promote understanding while simultaneously encouraging original,

creative thought. By offering a variety of educational options, the faculty seeks to prepare students for career possibilities in traditional and emerging fields.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance Bachelor of Music in Performance with Teacher Certification Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students take Çx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Ê in liberal arts courses. The BMA is also a four-year professional degree, but with >ʏ>À}iÀÊVœ““ˆÌ“i˜ÌÊ̜ʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌðÊ-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊxä¯Ê œvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Êxä¯Êˆ˜Ê liberal arts courses. Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Strings Faculty

ˆ>˜>Ê>˜˜iÌÌÊ­ …>ˆÀ]Ê`œÕLiÊL>Ãî Richard Aaron (cello) Yehonatan M. Berick (violin) Aaron Berofsky (violin) Anthony D. Elliott (cello) Joan Raeburn Holland (harp) Andrew W. Jennings (violin) Yizhak Schotten (viola) Stephen Shipps (violin) Associated Faculty >LiÊ œŽœÃŽÞʭۈœˆ˜® Caroline Coade (viola) David Holland (viola) Stephen Molina (double bass) ˜ˆ`Ê-Õ̅iÀ>˜`Ê­L>ÀœµÕiÊViœ®


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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Performance Major

(Curriculum A) is appropriate for string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass) who desire a career in performance (including orchestral playing) or teaching. Pre-College Preparation The student must show evidence of exceptionally strong ability, training, and repertoire; piano study is recommended. Experience in orchestral and chamber music is desirable. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performance, theory, musicology, piano, ensembles, and chamber music. A culminating senior recital ˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: String Major with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B) is designed for students who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career in elementary or secondary schools. This degree emphasizes major instrument performance and string pedagogy. Curriculum /…ˆÃÊ՘ˆµÕiÊ«Àœ}À>“Êވi`ÃÊ>Ê«ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ and the teacher’s certificate – two credentials. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performance, theory, musicology, piano, secondary instruments, ensembles, and chamber “ÕÈV°ÊÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ ˆ˜ÊVœi}i‡iÛiÊÜÀˆÌˆ˜}]Ê«ÃÞV…œœ}Þ]ÊÜVˆ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­£®]Ê >˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. RENT

The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Harp

Designed for harpists who wish to work in solo and ensemble performance and teaching. Pre-College Preparation The student must show evidence of strong ability, training, and repertoire; piano study is recommended. Experience in orchestral and chamber music is desirable. Curriculum The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students Ì>ŽiÊÇx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ >˜`ÊÓx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiÃ°Ê The professional coursework includes intensive studies in harp performance, theory, musicology, piano, and i˜Ãi“LiðÊÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃʈ˜Ê college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Audition and Interview ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà *ˆ>˜œÊ>VVœ“«>˜ˆ“i˜ÌʈÃʘiˆÌ…iÀÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ʘœÀÊ«ÀœÛˆ`i`Ê for string auditions. Applicants to the String Major with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B) will also be scheduled for an interview with a representative of the Department of Music Education.

Cello

Prepare an etude representing your current level of technical development, two contrasting movements from one of the Bach unaccompanied suites, and an allegro movement from the standard cello concerto literature. Both the Bach and the concerto should be played from memory.


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Double Bass

Prepare an etude representing your current level of technical development, two solo pieces or movements (in contrasting styles or tempi), and (optionally) a few minutes of excerpts from standard orchestral repertoire. One of the solo works or movements should be played from memory.

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The School does not offer a degree in classical guitar performance. It is possible for jazz guitar to serve as a principal instrument within the Jazz Studies and Jazz and Contemplative Studies degree programs. >ââÊ}Ă•ÂˆĂŒ>ÀÊ>Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠÂ?ÂˆĂƒĂŒi`ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ Department of Jazz & Improvisation.

Harp

Prepare ALL of the following: UĂŠvÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠÂœVĂŒ>Ă›iĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠ>ĂƒVi˜`ˆ˜}ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ`iĂƒVi˜`ˆ˜}ĂŠ>Ài}}ÂˆÂœĂƒĂŠĂŠ in two keys, alternating hands UĂŠvÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠÂœVĂŒ>Ă›iĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠ>ĂŠĂƒV>Â?iĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂœÂ˜iĂŠÂŽiĂž]ĂŠÂ…>˜`ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœ}iĂŒÂ…iĂ€ UĂŠÂœÂ˜iĂŠiĂŒĂ•`iĂŠ UĂŠĂŒĂœÂœĂŠĂƒĂ•LĂƒĂŒ>Â˜ĂŒÂˆ>Â?ĂŠĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠVÂœÂ˜ĂŒĂ€>ĂƒĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂƒĂŒĂžÂ?iĂŠ>˜`Ă‰ÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŠ ĂŠ time period. All solo literature must be performed from memory.

Viola

Prepare an etude and two movements in contrasting styles from the standard viola repertoire other than the Telemann Concerto or Bach’s First Suite. One movement must be memorized. Three-octave scales >˜`ĂŠ>Ài}}ÂˆÂœĂƒĂŠÂ“>ÞÊLiĂŠĂ€i¾ÕiĂƒĂŒi`°

Violin

Prepare the first movement of a concerto (including cadenza if one is written), two contrasting movements of a Bach sonata or partita, and one caprice chosen from: UĂŠ*>}>Â˜ÂˆÂ˜ÂˆĂŠ >ÂŤĂ€ÂˆViĂƒ]ĂŠÂœÂŤÂ°ĂŠÂŁ UĂŠ7ˆi˜ˆ>ĂœĂƒÂŽÂˆĂŠ >ÂŤĂ€ÂˆViĂƒ]ĂŠÂœÂŤÂ°ĂŠÂŁn UĂŠ7ˆi˜ˆ>ĂœĂƒÂŽÂˆĂŠ VÂœÂ?iĂŠÂœ`iĂ€Â˜i]ĂŠÂœÂŤÂ°ĂŠÂŁĂ¤ UĂŠ ÂœÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ ĂŒĂ•`iĂƒ]ĂŠÂœÂŤÂ°ĂŠĂŽx All solo literature must be performed from memory.

Cellist David Requiro (MM Cello Performance 2009) won first prize in both the 2008 Walter W. Naumburg and the National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists’ Competitions.


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“…get serious at a young age… The more multi-faceted you are, the more you understand politics and the world, philosophy and psychology, the way the mind works and the way people learn, the better you’re going to be as a musician.” Daniel Gilbert, Associate Professor of Clarinet

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Department of

Theatre & Drama

Theatre has a long and distinguished history at the University of Michigan. Our strengths lie in a careful

blend of professional and academic work and training. Some of our distinguished alumni include

James Earl Jones, Arthur Miller, Christine Lahti, Gilda Radner, and David Paymer. UM theatre students benefit from the diversity and sophistication offered by a large first-class institution, while enjoying the intimate atmosphere of the Department of Theatre & Drama. We have a low student-to-faculty ratio and faculty members are friendly and accessible.

Theatre at Michigan presents a stimulating blend of cultural diversity, intellectual rigor, and professional experience for students, professionals, and academics. It is a stimulating place to learn and to grow, where the prevailing atmosphere is one of family.


theatre & dram Theatre & Drama Faculty

Priscilla Lindsay (Chair) >ÀÞÊ iVÂŽiÀÊ­/iV…˜ˆV>Â?ĂŠ/Â…i>ĂŒĂ€iÂŽ Â?i˜`>ĂŠ ˆVÂŽiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ­/Â…i>ĂŒĂ€iĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒĂ†ĂŠ African-American Theatre) Erik Fredricksen (Claribel Baird Halstead Professor, Acting and Stage Combat) ->Ă€>…‡>˜iĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ÂˆÂ“ĂŠÂ­VĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ÂŽ Jessica Hahn (Costume Design) Philip Kerr (Acting) Annette Masson (Voice) Janet Maylie (Acting) Vincent Mountain (Scene Design) Robert E. Murphy III (Lighting Design)

UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS

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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Production (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance (Acting or Directing Concentration) Bachelor of Theatre Arts (BTA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interarts Performance (with the School of Art & Design) Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Christianne Myers (Costume Design) John Neville-Andrews (Acting, Directing) Mbala Nkanga (Theatre Studies; World Performance) Oyamo (Playwriting) Ă€i}ÂœĂ€ĂžĂŠ*Âœ}}ÂˆĂŠÂ­Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠ>˜>}i“iÂ˜ĂŒÂŽ Jerald Schwiebert (Acting, Movement) Malcolm Tulip (Acting, Directing, Movement) E.J. Westlake (Theatre Studies) Leigh Woods (Theatre Studies) Associated Faculty Enoch Brater Barbara Hodgdon Holly Hughes (School of Art and Design)

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design & Production

For those students who love the technical side of theatre and wish to work in design, production, or stage management. Curriculum The BFA is a four year professional degree. Students Ì>ŽiÊÈx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ >˜`ÊÎx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiÃ°Ê The professional coursework includes intensive studies in Design & Production Fundamentals (lighting/scene/costume design, technical theatre, directing, acting, stage mgt, theatre history & more), Design & Production Specialization (advanced classes), a Cognate (coursework supporting the area of specialization) and Theatre Production (crew, stage management, shop, and more). In the second semester of their sophomore, junior and senior years, majors participate in a portfolio review and a public showing of their design work. /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, Shakespeare plays, history of art, and language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance

For students who wish to work as performers or directors in theatre, television or film. The BFA trains talented and purposeful students by physically and mentally preparing them for the demands of both the art and business of theatre. Pre-College Preparation Significant involvement in theatre productions is recommended. Talented students without previous experience may apply. The BFA is a four year professional degree. Students Ì>ŽiÊÈx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ >˜`ÊÎx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃið

Acting Concentration

For students who wish to train as performers in theatre, television and film. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in Theatre (acting, movement, voice, stage combat, technical theatre, theatre history, dialects, studio, and more). Cognate studies in singing and electives in music, dance, and theatre >ÀiÊ>ÃœÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°Ê /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, Shakespeare plays, and language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Directing Studies Concentration

For students who wish to train in theatre directing. Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in Theatre (directing, acting, movement, voice, stage combat, technical theatre, stage management, design, playwriting, theatre history, and more). Cognate studies in music, and electives in dance, “ÕÈV]Ê>˜`Ê̅i>ÌÀiÊ>ÀiÊ>ÃœÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, Shakespeare plays, screen arts and culture, and language. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.


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Bachelor of Theatre Arts

For students who wish to pursue a well-rounded, substantive theatre education within the framework of a solid liberal arts education. This degree provides flexibility for students to develop a minor area of study in consultation with the program advisor. Students may customize their programs to fit personal goals. The BTA is not a performance or technical training program. It is designed for students who want to pursue careers in areas such as production management, arts administration, dramaturgy, or teaching. Curriculum The BTA is a four-year professional degree. Students Ì>ŽiÊxä¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ >˜`ÊÎίʈ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiðÊ/…iÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê£Ç¯Ê is customizable according to the student’s interests. One option is a Performing Arts Management Concentration – for students who wish to work in the management and administration of institutional companies as well as the commercial theatre industry. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in Theatre Arts (acting, design, technical theatre, theatre history, directing, stage management, and more). /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, Shakespeare plays, and screen arts and culture. Additionally, two courses within one department of Social Sciences or Humanities, and at least three courses beyond the introductory level ˆ˜Êœ˜iÊÃÕLiVÌÊ>ÀiÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. If selected, the Performing Arts Management Concentration includes at least five additional courses in Performing Arts Management, Practicum in Performing Arts Management, Topics in Drama, Producing in the American Theatre, and Uber Practicum in Arts Management. Cognate studies in accounting, marketing, business law, management and organizations, economics, or related subjects are >ÃœÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°Ê MACBETH


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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interarts Performance

The BFA is a four-year interdisciplinary degree jointly offered by the School of Art & Design and the Department of Theatre & Drama. This is a program for adventuresome students who have interests in the visual arts and theatre, as well as a desire to create original performance pieces. In this degree program, students are introduced to a diverse range of art forms and creative practices from new media to traditional acting skills, with the aim of generating work that blurs boundaries between the visual arts and performance. Created in response to the emergence in the latter …>vʜvÊ̅iÊÓä̅ÊVi˜ÌÕÀÞʜvÊ>ʘiÜʎˆ˜`ʜvÊ«iÀvœÀ“>˜ViÊ domain, combining both creative and interpretive approaches to expression in time and space, this highly interdisciplinary program is the first of its kind in the nation. The School of Art & Design contributes a broad visual language vocabulary, a culture of experimentation, and expertise with new and emerging media technologies. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance contributes training in movement, voice, action, and narrative, as well as expertise in the design and construction of sets, costumes and lighting. One of the many objectives is to produce graduates capable of creating personal new works which transcend aesthetic, discipline, and genre boundaries. Pre-College Preparation Significant involvement in theatre and art is recommended. Talented students without previous experience in one or the other may apply.

Curriculum The BFA in Interarts Performance is a four year «ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}Àii°Ê-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊÈx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊ V>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÎx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê arts courses. The degree includes a balanced combination of selected studio courses from the School of Art & Design and the Department of Theatre & Drama, a component of academic elective courses ˆ˜ÊLœÌ…ÊÃV…œœÃ]Ê>˜`Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊÀiµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊ>˜`Ê electives from across the University. Introductory studio courses include intensive studies that provide the conceptual and physical foundation ÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê̜ÊVœ““Õ˜ˆV>Ìiʈ`i>ÃÊ«…ÞÈV>ÞÊ>˜`ÊۈÃÕ>Þ°ÊÊ -ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃʏi>À˜Ê̅>ÌÊÌiV…˜ˆµÕiÃÊ>˜`ʓ>ÌiÀˆ>ÃÊ>ÀiÊ somewhat neutral tools used to express subjective notions about the world. They can be used in any context to create work. By being introduced to a wide variety of tools, students gain the advantage of many possible options. Advanced studio courses build upon the introductory experiences, challenging students to work more independently and with greater focus. As a capstone advanced studio, students undertake a two-semester Integrative Project course during their final year. The final presentation engages a public context and is documented in both written and visual portfolios. Academic courses in Theatre and Art & Design provide students with visual culture and performance histories, a view of current practices covering a wide variety of media and artistic tendencies, and the opportunity to experience the potential of contemporary live art and artists. The course Live Art -ÕÀÛiÞʈÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊvœÀÊ>Êi˜ÌiÀˆ˜}ʓ>œÀð Liberal arts coursework provides students with >ÊVœ“Lˆ˜>̈œ˜ÊœvÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê>˜`ÊiiV̈ÛiÊVœÕÀÃiÃÊ designed to develop familiarity with the three traditional components of a liberal arts education – humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; an introduction to analytical reasoning; an awareness of other cultures; and familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.

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Audition and Interview ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design & Production

Prepare and bring to the interview: UÊ>ÊÀjÃՓjʜÕ̏ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê«ÀiۈœÕÃÊ̅i>ÌÀiÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊ and training. UÊÀiVœ““i˜`>̈œ˜ÃÊvÀœ“Ê`À>“>Ê>˜`Ê>ÀÌÊÌi>V…iÀÃʜÀÊÊ production supervisors. UÊ>ÊLÀˆivÊ«iÀܘ>ÊÃÌ>Ìi“i˜ÌÊ­˜œÊ“œÀiÊ̅>˜ÊÈääÊܜÀ`îÊÊ describing your reasons for choosing a career in theatre and theatre training at Michigan. UÊ>ÊÀiVi˜Ìʅi>`Ŝ̰ UÊ>Ê«œÀÌvœˆœÊœvÊ>ÀÌܜÀŽÊ>˜`ɜÀÊ«Àœ`ÕV̈œ˜Ê˜œÌiÃÊ܈ÊLi Ê ÀiµÕiÃÌi`Ê܅i˜Êˆ˜ÌiÀۈiÜʈÃÊÃV…i`Տi`°Ê/…iÊ«œÀÌvœˆœ can include any kind of creative work: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry or metal smithing, actual set, costume or lighting design work.

Ó°ÊBrief personal statement Bring to the audition a short essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages) describing reasons for choosing theatre training at Michigan and a theatre career. This may include goals, professional ambitions, and ideas about the field itself. 3. Interview Be prepared for a short conversation with the interviewer. This might include a discussion of your previous theatre work and your goals. It is important to be relaxed, honest, direct and yourself. ``ˆÌˆœ˜>Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜ÌÃÊvœÀÊ̅iÊV̈˜}ÊVœ˜Vi˜ÌÀ>̈œ˜\ {° Performance Prepare two contrasting monologues from plays, not to exceed a combined total of four minutes. These selections may be from comedies or dramas of any period, although more modern works are preferred. They should not be from unpublished work. The pieces should be prepared and memorized. Try to incorporate some physical movement in at least one of the selections. The plays of Shakespeare or verse texts are not encouraged. x°ÊWorkshops Participate in improvisation/movement and voice workshops.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about ̅iÊ«Àœ}À>“Ê>˜`Ê>ÎʵÕiÃ̈œ˜Ã°Ê̽Ãʈ“«œÀÌ>˜ÌÊ̜ÊLiÊ relaxed, honest, direct and yourself. Interviews are conducted in Ann Arbor.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance: Acting and Directing

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Performance auditions consist of six parts. Students interested in acting complete all six parts, while students interested in directing complete only the first three:

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Bachelor of Theatre Arts

Exposed on the Cliffs of the Heart Rainer Maria Rilke

Prepare each of the writings below in typed, singlespaced format. Send them separately to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office by the application deadline. (These writings are in addition to ̅iÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê՘ˆÛiÀÈÌÞÊ>˜`Ê-/ ÊiÃÃ>ÞʵÕiÃ̈œ˜Ã°® £°Ê7ÀˆÌiÊ>ʜ˜i‡«>}iÊ«iÀܘ>ÊÃÌ>Ìi“i˜ÌÊiÝ«>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê your personal and professional goals and how a multidisciplinary theatre degree like the BTA would aid you in achieving them. Ó°Ê7ÀˆÌiÊ>ÊÌܜ‡«>}iÊVÀˆÌˆV>ÊiÃÃ>ÞÊÀiۈi܈˜}Ê>Ê«>ÞÊޜÕÊ have read or have seen performed. Discuss the play in terms of any of the following: character development, major themes, political context, mise-en-scène. 3. Using one of the three poems below as a creative catalyst, write a two-page narrative featuring the narrator as the “main character”.

Exposed on the cliffs of the heart. Look, how tiny down there, look: the last village of words and, higher, (but how tiny) still one last farmhouse of feeling. Can you see it? Exposed on the cliffs of the heart. Stoneground under your hands. Even here, though, something can bloom; on a silent cliff-edge an unknowing plant blooms, singing, into the air. But the one who knows? Ah, he began to know and is quiet now, exposed on the cliffs of the heart. While, with their full awareness, many sure-footed mountain animals pass or linger. And the great sheltered birds flies, slowly Circling, around the peak’s pure denial.—But without a shelter, here on the cliffs of the heart. Expect Nothing Alice Walker

Museum Wislawa Szymborska

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. Become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely given out Take only enough Stop short of urge to plead Then purge away the need.

Here are plates but no appetite. And wedding rings, but the requited love has been gone now for some three hundred years. Here’s a fan---where is the maiden’s blush? Here are swords---where is the ire? Not will the lute sound at the twilight hour. Since eternity was out of stock, ten thousand aging things have been amassed instead. The moss-grown guard in golden slumber props his mustache on Exhibit Number... Eight. Metals, clay and feathers celebrate their silent triumphs over dates. Only some Egyptian flapper’s silly hairpin giggles. The crown has outlasted the head. The hand has lost out to the glove. The right shoe has defeated the foot. As for me, I am still alive, you see. The battle with my dress still rages on. It struggles, foolish thing, so stubbornly! Determined to keep living when I’m gone!

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Wish for nothing larger Than your own small heart Or greater than a star; Tame wild disappointment With caress Unmoved and cold Make of it a parka For your soul. Discover the reason why So tiny human giant Exists at all. So scared unwise But expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.


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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interarts Performance

««ˆV>˜ÌÃÊvœÀÊ̅ˆÃÊ`i}ÀiiÊ>ÀiÊÀiµÕˆÀi`Ê̜Ê>ÌÌi˜`Ê>˜Ê audition/interview and portfolio review conducted by the Department of Theatre & Drama and the School of Art & Design. 7ÀˆÌÌi˜Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà £°Ê,jÃՓjÊ>˜`Ê«…œÌœ Bring to the audition a typed ÀjÃՓjÊ̅>Ìʈ˜VÕ`iÃÊޜÕÀÊ«ÀiۈœÕÃÊ̅i>ÌÀiÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜ViÊ and training. Include any dance or music background, in addition to roles performed. Bring a recent photo with a good likeness. Ó°ÊBrief personal statement Bring to the interview a short essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages) describing reasons for choosing the Interarts program. This may include goals, professional ambitions, and ideas about the field itself. *iÀvœÀ“>˜ViÊ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà £°ÊPerformance Prepare two contrasting monologues from plays, not to exceed a combined total of four minutes. These selections may be from comedies or dramas of any period, although more modern works are preferred. They should not be from unpublished work. The pieces should be prepared and memorized. Try to incorporate some physical movement in at least one of the selections. The plays of Shakespeare or verse texts are not encouraged. Ó°ÊWorkshops Participate in improvisation/movement and voice workshops.

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Voice

The Voice Department is dedicated to the thorough training and preparation of highly talented singers for professional careers. Students receive outstanding

vocal training and coaching by a distinguished, resident faculty. They are encouraged and mentored

to develop their highest levels of artistry, creativity, and musicianship, while benefitting from a wide array of performance opportunities and academic programs in theory, history, languages, acting, dance, and pedagogy. All roles in regularly scheduled opera, choral, chamber music, and musical theatre performances are performed by students.

The Jessye Norman Master Class Series sponsors master classes and visits by distinguished artists, which further enrich the curriculum.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music in Performance (BM) Bachelor of Music in Performance with Teacher Certification Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Voice Faculty

Melody Lynn Racine (Chair) Timothy Cheek (diction) Caroline Helton Freda Herseth (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor) Stephen Lusmann Joshua Major (opera) Carmen Pelton Rico Serbo Martha Sheil iœÀ}iÊ°Ê-…ˆÀiÞÊ­*ÀœviÃÜÀÊ “iÀˆÌÕî Robert Swedberg (opera) Daniel Washington (Associate Dean for Faculty and Multi-Cultural Affairs) Stephen West Associated Faculty Norman Hogikyan (Medical School) Martin Katz (collaborative piano) Nadine Washington

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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice

(Curriculum A) is designed for those who wish to prepare for a career on the concert stage, in church solo work, radio, television, and private teaching. Curriculum The BM is a four-year professional degree. Students Ì>ŽiÊÇx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ >˜`ÊÓx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiÃ°Ê The professional coursework includes intensive studies in voice performance, opera workshop, opera chorus/production, vocal diction, piano, theory, musicology, ensembles, and conducting. ÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ ˆ˜ÊVœi}i‡iÛiÊÜÀˆÌˆ˜}]ÊÀi˜V…]ÊiÀ“>˜]ÊÌ>ˆ>˜]Ê`>˜Vi]Ê and acting. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The BMA is also a four-year, professional degree, but with a larger commitment to liberal arts. Students Ì>ŽiÊxä¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊ ÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Êxä¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃið Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice with Teacher Certification (Curriculum B) is designed for singers who wish to perform AND teach in elementary or secondary ÃV…œœÃ°Ê-ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊi>À˜ÊLœÌ…Ê̅iÊ Ê>˜`ʇ£ÓÊ teacher certification, typically in five years. Alternatively, a four year option is the curriculum in Choral Music Education.

Curriculum /…ˆÃÊ՘ˆµÕiÊ«Àœ}À>“Êވi`ÃÊ>Ê«ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ>˜`Ê the teacher’s certificate – two credentials. The professional coursework includes intensive studies in voice performance, opera workshop, opera chorus/production, vocal diction, piano, theory,

musicology, ensembles, and conducting. ÊVՏ“ˆ˜>̈˜}ÊÃi˜ˆœÀÊÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, psychology, social science ­£®]Ê>˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings. The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.

Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜Ê>˜`ʘÌiÀۈiÜÊ,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Voice Performance (Curriculum A and B) Applicants must sing from memory two selections in any language. Operatic literature is not expected; do not choose the most advanced voice literature for your audition. Aural skills may also be assessed at Ann Arbor auditions; auditionees will hear several short phrases played at the keyboard and be asked to sing them. An accompanist will be provided when >Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜ˆ˜}ʈ˜Ê˜˜ÊÀLœÀʈvÊÀiµÕiÃÌi`ʈ˜Ê>`Û>˜Vi°Ê Voice Performance (Curriculum B) Applicants will also be scheduled for a piano audition and an interview with a representative of the Department of Music Education. For the piano audition, prepare to play a composition, preferably from memory, from the standard repertoire (such as Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Chopin, Bartók, or Kabalevsky). Sightreading, harmonization, and transposition skills will be tested in order to determine your keyboard placement. Voice Principal (singers applying to degrees other than performance, e.g. Composition) Applicants must sing from memory two contrasting pieces. Aural skills may also be assessed at Ann Arbor auditions; auditionees will hear several short phrases played at the keyboard and be asked to sing them. If you have had no private voice training, ask your school or religious choir director for assistance in preparing for the audition. An accompanist will be provided when auditioning in Ann Arbor if ÀiµÕiÃÌi`ʈ˜Ê>`Û>˜Vi°Ê


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“Our students are challenged and guided to express themselves as they are. The environment we create – the level of our students, the faculty, and the artistic quality around them – inspires our students to be the best they can be.” Joshua Major, Assistant Professor of Opera


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Department of

Winds & Percussion

The Department of Winds & Percussion offers

outstanding training to talented players of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

Students receive thorough preparation for careers as soloists, chamber musicians, band and orchestra instrumentalists, and teachers. The Department’s exceptional range and depth of programs provide the specialization and breadth of training to meet individual needs and the demands of today’s music professionals. Private study with a major artist-teacher and

intensive performance experience are the foundations for developing professional instrumentalists. Students give many public performances in orchestras, bands, and smaller ensembles under the direction of eminent faculty and guest conductors.


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Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance (Curriculum A) Bachelor of Music in Performance: Wind Instruments (Curriculum B) Bachelor of Music in Performance: Wind Instruments with Teacher Certification (Curriculum C) Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) Advising is done by faculty mentors and School officials to ensure student progress and success.

Winds & Percussion Faculty

Jeffrey Lyman (Chair, bassoon) Chad Burrow (clarinet) William Campbell (trumpet)

>˜ˆiÂ?ĂŠˆÂ?LiĂ€ĂŒĂŠÂ­VÂ?>Ă€ÂˆÂ˜iĂŒÂŽ ÂœĂƒiÂŤÂ…ĂŠĂ€>“Â?iÞÊ­iĂ€VĂ•ĂƒĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜ÂŽ David Lee Jackson (trombone) Fritz A. Kaenzig (tuba and euphonium) Nancy Ambrose King (oboe) Amy Porter (flute) Donald Sinta (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Earl V. Moore Professor of Music; saxophone) Michael W. Udow (percussion) Adam Unsworth (horn) Associated Faculty Ian Ding (percussion) Brian Jones (percussion) Bryan Kennedy (horn) William King (chamber music) Cary Kocher (percussion)


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The BM programs are four-year professional degrees. -ÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÌ>ŽiÊÇx¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>Ê œvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`ÊÓx¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiÃ°Ê The BMA is also a four-year professional degree, but with a larger commitment to liberal arts. Students take xä¯ÊœvÊ̅iˆÀÊV>ÃÃiÃʈ˜Ê̅iˆÀʓ>œÀÊ>Ài>ʜvÊÃÌÕ`ÞÊ>˜`Ê xä¯Êˆ˜ÊˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃið Pre-College Preparation The student must show evidence of exceptionally strong ability, training, and repertoire; piano study is recommended.

Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performance, theory, musicology, piano, conducting, secondary instruments, ensembles, and chamber music. A culminating senior recital ˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`° /…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Performance Major

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Wind Instruments Major with Teacher Certification

Curriculum The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performance, theory, musicology, piano, ensembles, and chamber music. A culminating senior ÀiVˆÌ>ÊˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°

Curriculum /…ˆÃÊ՘ˆµÕiÊ«Àœ}À>“Êވi`ÃÊ>Ê«ÀœviÃȜ˜>Ê`i}ÀiiÊ and the teacher’s certificate – two credentials.

(Curriculum A) is designed for those brass, woodwind, and percussion players who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career.

(Curriculum C) is designed for those students who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career in elementary or secondary schools. This degree emphasizes major instrument performance and pedagogy.

/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing. All remaining academic electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

The professional coursework includes intensive studies in performance, theory, musicology, piano, conducting, secondary instruments, ensembles, and chamber music. A culminating senior recital ˆÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`°

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Wind Instruments Major

/…iʏˆLiÀ>Ê>ÀÌÃÊVœÕÀÃiܜÀŽÊˆ˜VÕ`iÃÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊÃÌÕ`ˆiÃÊ in college-level writing, psychology, social science ­£®]Ê>˜`ʘ>ÌÕÀ>ÊÃVˆi˜ViÊ­Ó®°ÊÊÀi“>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê>V>`i“ˆVÊ electives are free choice, and may be selected from across the range of UM offerings.

(Curriculum B) is designed for students who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career on their major instrument and related instruments (i.e., woodwind specialist, brass specialist). Emphasis is placed on performance in both the major and related instruments.

The education coursework includes studies in teaching methods, psychology and human development, multicultural society, and student teaching.


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“…audition committees are looking for ‘liberated musicianship.’ ” Daniel Gilbert,

Associate Professor of Clarinet

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Õ`ˆÌˆœ˜Ê,iµÕˆÀi“i˜Ìà Your private teacher knows the depth of your artistic ability and your technical facility. It is best to discuss audition repertoire with the individual instructor(s) who know you best. *ˆ>˜œÊ>VVœ“«>˜ˆ“i˜ÌʈÃʘiˆÌ…iÀÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ʘœÀÊ provided for in-person auditions. An accompanist is recommended for a recorded audition. Applicants to the Wind Instruments Major with Teacher Certification (Curriculum C) will also be scheduled for an interview with a representative of the Department of Music Education.

Bassoon

Prepare one or two movements from a standard concerto, sonata or major solo work for bassoon and ÌܜÊVœ˜ÌÀ>Ã̈˜}ÊiÌÕ`iÃÊiµÕˆÛ>i˜Ìʈ˜Ê`ˆvwVՏÌÞÊ̜Ê̅iÊ Concert Studies by Ludwig Milde.

Clarinet

Prepare a minimum of two compositions of your choice from the basic repertoire representing different styles, and two etudes showing legato style and articulation. In the case of compositions with several movements, it may not be necessary to play the complete work.

Euphonium

Prepare ten to fifteen minutes of solo or etude literature representing your highest level of proficiency. You may be asked to sight-read and to play twooctave major and chromatic scales from memory. i“œÀˆâ>̈œ˜ÊˆÃʘœÌÊÀiµÕˆÀi`ÊvœÀÊ̅iÊ܏œÊˆÌiÀ>ÌÕÀi°

Flute

Prepare three compositions from the standard solo flute repertoire and two orchestral excerpts representing your highest level of proficiency. Please include a movement of a concerto as one of your selections. You may perform one movement from a composition with multiple movements or an advanced etude. Representative audition repertoire would be Mozart concerti, Paris Conservatoire pieces, Óä̅ÊVi˜ÌÕÀÞÊVœ“«œÃˆÌˆœ˜Ã]ÊÀi˜V…]ÊiÀ“>˜ÊœÀÊ ˜}ˆÃ…Ê >ÀœµÕiÊܘ>Ì>Ã]Ê>˜`ʜÀV…iÃÌÀ>ÊiÝViÀ«ÌðÊ


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Saxophone

Memorization of the solo repertoire and excerpts is Â˜ÂœĂŒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`Ă†ĂŠÂ…ÂœĂœiĂ›iĂ€]ĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœwVˆi˜VÞÊ>˜`ʓiÂ“ÂœĂ€ÂˆĂ˘>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ of all major, minor, and chromatic scales is assumed and may be assessed at the audition. Competitive undergraduate applicants typically have a minimum of five years of private study and significant ensemble experience.

Prepare fifteen minutes of alto saxophone solo literature representing your highest proficiency. Suggested literature: Sonata by Creston, Concertino `>ĂŠ >“iĂ€>ĂŠLÞÊLiĂ€ĂŒ]ĂŠ œ˜ViĂ€ĂŒÂœĂŠLÞÊÂ?>Ă˘Ă•Â˜ÂœĂ›]ĂŠ*Ă€iÂ?Ă•`i]ĂŠ Cadence et Finale by Desenclos. The audition will include testing for tuning response. Jazz improvisation skills are welcomed and you are encouraged to Ă€i¾ÕiĂƒĂŒĂŠ>ĂŠĂƒiÂŤ>Ă€>ĂŒiĂŠ>Ă•`ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠ>ââÊ>˜`ĂŠ Â“ÂŤĂ€ÂœĂ›ÂˆĂƒ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ-ĂŒĂ•`ˆiĂƒĂŠv>VĂ•Â?ĂŒĂžÂ°ĂŠ˜`ˆV>ĂŒiĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠĂ€i¾ÕiĂƒĂŒĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ a supplementary jazz audition on the application.

Horn

Prepare twenty minutes of solo/etude/excerpt literature representing different styles and your highest level of proficiency. You will be asked to sight-read and to play two-octave major and minor scales. Memorization is expected for scales only.

Trombone

Prepare fifteen minutes of contrasting solo and/or etude literature that represents your highest level of proficiency. You may be asked to sight-read and to play two-octave major scales from memory. iÂ“ÂœĂ€ÂˆĂ˘>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂƒÂœÂ?ÂœĂŠÂ?ÂˆĂŒiĂ€>ĂŒĂ•Ă€i°

Oboe

Prepare approximately twenty minutes of major solo Â?ÂˆĂŒiĂ€>ĂŒĂ•Ă€i]ĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`ˆ˜}ĂŠÂ“Ă•ĂƒÂˆVĂŠvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ >Ă€ÂœÂľĂ•iĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂ“Ă¤ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ century periods. Knowledge of all major and minor scales is assumed, and sight-reading will be assessed at the audition.

Trumpet

Prepare twenty minutes of the standard solo recital literature for trumpet along with excerpts from the orchestral repertoire representing your highest level of proficiency. You may be asked to sight-read and to play two-octave major, minor, and chromatic scales vĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠÂ“iÂ“ÂœĂ€ĂžÂ°ĂŠiÂ“ÂœĂ€ÂˆĂ˘>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ solo literature.

Percussion

Please select music from the solo, concerto, and orchestral literature which demonstrates your highest musical and technical abilities in snare drum, mallet-keyboard instruments, and timpani. Orchestral iĂ?ViĂ€ÂŤĂŒĂƒĂŠÂ“>ÞÊLiĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`i`]ĂŠLĂ•ĂŒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŒĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`°Ê Sight-reading and timpani tuning will be evaluated. ÂŤÂŤÂ?ˆV>Â˜ĂŒĂƒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠĂ€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ`iÂ“ÂœÂ˜ĂƒĂŒĂ€>ĂŒiĂŠĂƒÂŽÂˆÂ?Â?ĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠÂœvĂŠ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>LÂœĂ›iĂŠ>Ă€i>ĂƒÂ°ĂŠiÂ“ÂœĂ€ÂˆĂ˘>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ˜iÂˆĂŒÂ…iÀÊÀiÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂ€ĂŠ discouraged.

Tuba

Prepare ten to fifteen minutes of solo or etude literature and/or orchestral excerpts representing your highest level of proficiency. You may be asked to sight-read and to play two-octave major and chromatic scales from memory. Memorization is not Ă€iÂľĂ•ÂˆĂ€i`ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂƒÂœÂ?ÂœĂŠÂ?ÂˆĂŒiĂ€>ĂŒĂ•Ă€i°

Auditions in Ann Arbor are highly preferred; recorded auditions will be considered only in unusual circumstances. If you wish to audition via DVD, please i“>ˆÂ?ĂŠ*Ă€ÂœviĂƒĂƒÂœĂ€ĂŠĂ€>“Â?iÞÊ­Â?}Ă€>“Â?iĂžJĂ•Â“ÂˆV…°i`Ă•ÂŽĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ permission before preparing your recording. If you have a performance of a solo or chamber music multiple percussion work, or you have percussion skills in the areas of drum set, pan, and/or hand drumming, please bring a non-returnable copy of a DVD of your playing demonstrating your highest musical and technical abilities in those areas.

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“No other school within the university… give[s] you such a sense of community or belonging. We are constantly interacting with each other, bettering each other as we better ourselves… that ‘relentless pursuit of excellence’ we all desire and strive to achieve.” Scott Copeland, BM Trumpet Performance 2009

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Administrative Officers Christopher Kendall / Dean

Mary Simoni / Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement Daniel Washington / Associate Dean for Faculty and Multi-Cultural Affairs Steven M. Whiting / Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Betty Anne Younker / Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Laura Hoffman / Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management Kevin Geralds / Chief Administrative Officer

Contact Information

School of Music, Theatre & Dance Programs and Admissions: smtd.admissions@umich.edu Visit us also on Facebook! Laura Hoffman, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management 734.754.0593, lauras@umich.edu Trisha Fountain, Assistant Director for Admissions 734.936.0300, tvfount@umich.edu Emily Perryman, Senior Admissions Officer 734.763.7558, emilycp@umich.edu Debbie Siefker, Senior Admissions Officer 734.763.7582, debbiese@umich.edu Music and Musical Theatre Auditions Kate Harkness 734.763.6677, music.auditions@umich.edu Dance Auditions Samantha Strayer 734.763.5460, dance.auditions@umich.edu Theatre Auditions Rebecca Seauvageau 734.764.5350, bseauv@umich.edu

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