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K-12 Programs

At UMS, we believe the performing arts should be a part of nurturing every young mind. As we continue to navigate the uncertainties of a global pandemic, the arts play a crucial role in learning, healing, and social change.

With evolving philosophies in arts education and new models for communication in the digital realm, UMS remains steadfast in its commitment to offering arts experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking, and accessible to everyone.

The arts have inspired curiosity, challenged beliefs, envisioned new possibilities, and promoted action for positive change for centuries. During our 2022/23 school year, we invite students and educators to experience how the performing arts can be a catalyst for meaningful conversations, offer new lenses of understanding, and create space to develop empathy.

K-12 Programs Brochure

Learning Guides

UMS Learning Guides help teachers extend the impact of our School Day Performances beyond the walls of the theater into the classroom. By providing educator-specific information about the performance, artist, genre, as well as resources and lesson plans, UMS strives to make meaningful connections between the performance and curriculum. The content and design of the guides are informed by the State of Michigan Education Standards and by our UMS K-12 Education Manager.



Thank you to our supporters!

Presenting Sponsors

DTE Foundation
Elaine and Peter Schweitzer

UMCU Arts Adventures

Principal Sponsors

PNC Foundation

Richard and Norma Sarns

Supporting Sponsors

Elaine A. Bennett

Ellie Serras

Patron Sponsors


David and Kiana Barfield Family Foundation

David and Jo-Anna Featherman

David and Phyllis Herzig Endowment Fund

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Prudence and Amnon Rosenthal K-12 Education Endowment Fund

Gail Ferguson Stout

David and Anne Wilhoit

Funded in part by

Angell Family Foundation logo
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Mardi Gras Fund logo
Michigan Arts & Culture Council logo
NEA logo
New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project


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