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. 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.
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.