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2013-2014 UMS Youth Education Program Ticketing Policies and Procedures
UMS policies and procedures are designed to ensure fair and equitable ticketing and registration processes.
Tickets may be requested at any time!
Ticketing General Info
• School Day Performance tickets are $7 per student, teacher, or chaperon, unless otherwise noted (allow at least one chaperon per 15 students).
• 10-ticket minimum request per performance.
• Before requesting tickets, check school calendars and transportation availability.
• Ticket demand often exceeds availability. To accommodate demand, UMS reserves the right to cap ticket requests per school for each performance.
• All performances are subject to change and cancellation.
For Priority Status Requests
Priority status requests receive special consideration in the event that ticket demand exceeds capacity.
|Fall Performances||Winter Performances|
|Priority Status Deadline||June 11||September 24|
|Confirmations Due||September 24||September 24|
|50% Deposit Due||September 24||December 1|
Final payments are due 72 hours before the performance.
For All Other Requests
• Ticket requests received by UMS after priority status deadlines will be processed in order of receipt if tickets are still available.
• Deposits for ticket requests received after priority status deadlines are due upon receipt of an invoice.
• Final payment for all School Day Performances is due at least 72 hours before the performance.
Deposit and Final Payment Deadlines
• Deposits MUST be received by deadlines to avoid ticket cancellations.
• Full payment for tickets to attend any UMS School Day Performance MUST be received 72 hours prior to the performance to avoid ticket cancellations.
• Payments can be made by check (payable to “UMS”), money order, credit card, or school purchase order.
UMS is unable to issue refunds if tickets are purchased for a day when school is not in session or if buses are unavailable. Refunds may be available if cancellation is made in writing at least 14 days prior to the performance. Refunds will be issued if school is cancelled due to inclement weather or if the event is cancelled.
UMS assigns seats to accommodate students with special needs and to ensure school group cohesiveness, stage visibility, and efficient auditorium entry and exit. Seating assignments do not correlate to the time of ticket request submission.
Schools with half or more of their students qualifying for Free or Reduced Lunch are eligible to receive up to a 20% discount on the total price of their group’s tickets for a UMS School Day Performance. To apply for this discount, please send official proof of this percentage to UMS with your ticket request. UMS will apply the discount to your invoice. This discount represents one way in which UMS is attempting to achieve equity of access to our programs for schools across the region.
• All teachers must register and pay for workshops in advance. Workshop registrants will be charged regardless of whether or not they actually attend.
• A $10 workshop registration discount is available to teachers bringing students to a corresponding School Day Performance and to students enrolled in a university teacher education program.
• Refunds are available if cancellations are received at least 10 business days before the workshop.
• Ann Arbor Public School Teachers: AAPS will reimburse teachers’ workshop fees, subject to availability. Teachers who miss the workshop may not apply for reimbursement.
• Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teachers: WISD will reimburse the workshop fees of the first five teachers to register.
• Teachers who miss the workshop may not apply for reimbursement. Contact UMS Youth Education for more information.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 615-0122
Download our 2013-2014 UMS School Day Performance Series Listing [PDF]
Kennedy Center Workshops are professional development opportunities that provide educators with arts-infused strategies to enhance student learning and realize student achievement goals across various areas of the curriculum.
Presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools and Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Partners in Education through the Kennedy Center since 1997.
RESIDENCY: The Common Core and Arts Integration
Led by Deb Brzoska
January 27-29, 2014
Bite-sized learning experiences for teachers, with bite-sized treats, too.
20-minute sessions; beginning at 4:40pm, 5:20pm, and 6:00pm
Violin, Viola, and Cello Soup
Monday, October 28, 4:30-6:30pm
Barracuda Networks (317 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor)
Day-long workshops that deepen educators’ knowledge of global arts and cultures.
The Art of Puppetry
Saturday, November 2, 8:30am-6:20pm
Various Ann Arbor Locations
From international artists to local artisans, in this hands-on workshop participants learn styles and techniques of puppetry and puppet-making, with special emphasis on Bunraku, Japan’s traditional puppet theater.
Using literature to stimulate conversation about education, the arts, and UMS.
A collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library.
Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford
Monday, December 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown
An exploration of the connections between hands-on arts engagement and STEM innovation.
White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Thursday, February 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Ann Arbor District Downtown
In conjunction with the U-M India Theme Semester, this novel provides a vivid portrait of social order and socio-economics in the “new” India.
Quiet by Susan Cain
Thursday, April 3, 4:30-6:30pm
Ann Arbor District Downtown
Understanding and unlocking the creative capacities of our quietest students could lead to the next “uncommon virtuoso” and maximize individual potential.
Providing tools to develop creative students and creative curriculum.
The Common Core and STEAM in the Classroom
Led by Robin Bailey, AAPS Fine Arts Coordinator
Tuesday, November 19, 4:30-6:30pm
WISD Teaching and Learning Center
As implementation of the Common Core continues in Michigan, workshop participants learn strategies for lesson design and curricular integration of the arts.
Creating Stories in the Classroom
Led by 826michigan and Bullet Catch’s Rob Drummond
Thursday, January 9, 4:30-7:30pm
WISD Teaching and Learning Center
The art of crafting a story is shared in this session, providing teachers with specific tools for guiding students through fun and imaginative writing exercises back in the classroom.