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CALL: Deadline approaching: Funded PhD in Performing Arts Technology at University of Michigan

The application deadline for the new PhD in Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan is Friday, December 10 for Fall 2022 admission.

Students in the program will benefit from: 

  • individualized attention from a large, accomplished faculty with varied research and creative interests;
  • a flexible curriculum with numerous specialized course offerings that allows for breadth and depth;
  • access to cutting-edge research facilities;
  • an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative student community of artists and scholars in a vibrant, comprehensive performing arts school;
  • the material, social, and intellectual resources of the campus of one of the top public research universities in the United States;
  • 5 years of full funding including tuition, a salary stipend, summer stipend, and generous health care benefits;
  • professional and career development opportunities around teaching, research, and performance;
  • many opportunities for additional funding, professional development, academic and community support through the Rackham Graduate School.

Incoming students complete two years of coursework, including a small core of required courses, cognates, and electives. After achieving candidacy, Ph.D. candidates work on a dissertation topic of their own design in close collaboration with a faculty advisory team tailored to the student’s interests. The program encourages diverse research methodologies, including practice-based approaches.

Ongoing faculty research areas include: data sonification, virtual reality music systems, telematic performance, new interfaces for musical expression, accessible music interfaces, antiracist music theories and pedagogies, digital fabrication for acoustics, technical ear training and critical listening, and poetic interactions of music, image, sound, and story.

Applications for the Ph.D. are due by December 10. More information and detailed application instructions are available on the program page.

Prospective students are also encouraged to contact the PAT Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Michael Gurevich <>.

Michael Gurevich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Performing Arts Technology
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Michigan
+1 734.647.4458