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    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Music and Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, will host the Michigan Performing Arts College Fair on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at MSU's Billman Music Pavillion.

    The event will begin at 12:30 PM with an Admissions Panel, during which admissions representatives from institutions across the nation will share insight and perspective on the performing arts admissions process. Following the panel, the event will transition into a College Fair from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, during which attendees will have the opportunity to speak with admissions representatives from the nation’s top colleges, universities, and conservatories to learn about their programs in all areas of the performing arts (see exhibitor list below).

    This unique event is geared toward students who are interested in pursuing a degree in the performing arts, both at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students, parents, and teachers are all welcome to attend, though only students are asked to register ahead of time. Students can register now here.


    List of Participating Schools

    • Albion College
    • Aquinas College
    • Baldwin Wallace University
    • Ball State University
    • Bard College
    • Berklee
    • Boston University
    • California Institute of the Arts
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Central Michigan University
    • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Cleveland State University
    • Concordia University Ann Arbor
    • Cornish College of the Arts
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Eastman School of Music
    • Florida State University
    • Grand Rapids Community College
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Hope College
    • Indiana University
    • Lawrence University
    • Manhattan School of Music
    • New England Conservatory
    • Northern Michigan University
    • Oakland University
    • Oberlin College and Conservatory
    • Rice University
    • Roosevelt University
    • Rutgers University
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Temple University
    • The Colburn School
    • The Juilliard School
    • The New School
    • The San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    • The University of Maryland
    • University of Denver
    • University of Houston
    • University of Iowa
    • Wheaton College

    Location & Parking Information

    The Michigan Performing Arts College Fair will take place on Michigan State's campus in the Music Building (333 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824). Doors will open at 12:30 PM for check-in. 

    Parking is free on MSU's campus on the weekends. Please park in the Spartan Stadium Lot 62 W at 789 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824. Below is a campus map you can reference. In the unlikely event that the lot fills up, additional parking is available at Ramp 2 at 458 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824. Detailed information on directions and parking can also be found on the MSU website.