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M.M. in Music History

The Master of Music in Music History and Literature program offers research and teaching experiences in preparation for Ph.D. work in musicology. These experiences include historical seminars, information retrieval procedures (including the most up-to-date Internet resources), historical notational studies, foreign language skills and critical writing. This degree may be combined with a M.M. in Performance to broaden college teaching opportunities. Download a sample Course of Study plan (PDF).

Students applying to the M.M. in Music History and Literature program at SMU Meadows School of the Arts must submit examples of their scholarly research and writing and interview with the music history faculty.

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  Credit Hours
MUHI 6335 Introduction to Graduate Studies 3
MUAS 6010 Recital Attendance (four terms) 
MUTH 6300, 6326, 6330, 6360 (select one) 
MUHI At least three seminar courses chosen with adviser's approval 
Performance studies  0-3 
MUHI 6309 Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Sources and Styles 
Ensemble: two terms 
If deficient in foreign languages, three to six hours 
(Students must pass a comprehensive reading exam in either French or German.)   
Total Hours 30

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts



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About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

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M.M. in Composition

M.M. in Conducting - Choral

M.M. in Conducting - Instrumental

M.M. in Music Education

M.M. in Music History

Master of Sacred Music

M.M. in Theory Pedagogy

Performer's Diploma

M.M. in Performance - Orchestral Instrument

M.M. in Performance - Organ

M.M. in Performance - Piano

M.M. in Performance - Voice

M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

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