Music

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Music students have performance opportunities from the first semester onward.

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Stellar faculty includes 19 members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Grammy winners and performing and recording artists, augmented by guests such as acclaimed DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden.

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Numerous ensembles and programs, including the Meadows Opera Theatre, provide multiple opportunities for performing on and off campus.

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Multiple degrees are offered in performance, composition, music therapy, education and more at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Accompanying (MUAC) Classes

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. This listing is not considered authoritative. Please visit Access.SMU for authoritative course offerings including meeting times, professor, and more.

MUAC 2101: Techniques of Vocal Accompanying
A course designed for pianists to acquaint them with the various skills associated with accompanying and to familiarize them with some of the vocal repertoire. 

MUAC 2102: Techniques of Instrumental Accompanying
A course designed for pianists to acquaint them with the various skills associated with accompanying and to familiarize them with some of the instrumental repertoire. 

MUAC 3100: Practicum in Collaborative Performance
Practical application of accompanying skills through studio assignments and performance. Fall and spring terms. Prerequisite: MUAC 1001 (two terms) and 1002 (two terms). 

MUAC 6001: Techniques of Instrumental Accompanying
A course designed to acquaint pianists with the various skills associated with accompanying and to familiarize them with some of the instrumental repertoire. Students earn one-half credit hour each term. Fall term.

MUAC 6002: Techniques of Vocal Accompanying
A course designed to acquaint pianists with the various skills associated with accompanying and familiarize them with some of the vocal repertoire. Students earn one-half credit hour each term. Spring term.

MUAC 6101: Techniques of Instrumental Accompanying
Required of Artist Certificate pianists to acquaint them with the various skills associated with accompanying and to familiarize them with some of the instrumental repertoire. Fall term.

MUAC 6102: Techniques of Vocal Accompanyingg
Required of Artist Certificate pianists to acquaint them with the various skills associated with accompanying and to familiarize them with some of the vocal repertoire. Spring term.

MUAC 6103: Practicum in Collaborative Performance
Practical application of accompanying skills through studio assignments and performance. Fall and spring terms.

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Welcome to the Division of Music

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

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Departments

Ensembles

Classes

Music Pedagogy (MPED) Classes

Music Psychology (MPSY) Classes

Music Repertoire (MREP) Classes

Accompanying (MUAC) Classes

Music Arts and Skills (MUAS) Classes

Conducting (MUCO) Classes

Music Education (MUED) Classes

Music History (MUHI) Classes

Piano Pedagogy (MUPD) Classes

Private Studies (MUPR)

Recital (MURE) Classes

Composition and Theory (MUTH) Classes

Music Therapy (MUTY) Classes

Class Instruction for Performance (PERB) Classes

Large Ensembles (PERE)

Chamber Ensembles (PERE)

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