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Undergraduate Admissions

In order to pursue music studies at SMU (Performance, Music Therapy, Music Education, Composition, Music (B.A.) or Minor), you must be accepted both to the Meadows School of the Arts (via your audition), as well as to SMU (via your undergraduate application for admission).

Transfer Students: Note that all transfer students are required to complete college algebra or a college-level math course before transferring to SMU. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead and check with your transfer admission counselor to ensure that you have satisfied this admission requirement.

2014 – 15 Dallas Auditions

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

Online registration for music auditions will be available beginning September 1.

  1. All voice candidates who wish to audition live in Dallas on January 17, January 24, February 7, or February 21 must FIRST submit a pre-screening video by December 1. Prescreening videos may be uploaded to our Meadows website or submitted through GetAcceptd.com ($25 fee per submission with the option to submit the same recording to multiple schools).
  2. Submit your audition registration by clicking on the desired audition date above.
  3. Each performance area has its own requirements for your audition. Please view and prepare the required undergraduate audition repertoire.
  4. If you are auditioning for Music Composition, please see Music Composition admission requirements.

Recorded Auditions

While we strongly prefer that a prospective applicant audition in person, we accept auditions through a video recording.

  1. Submit your video audition registration through our online registration form. Videos may be uploaded to our Meadows website or submitted through GetAcceptd.com ($25 fee per submission with the option to submit the same recording to multiple schools).
  2. Audition repertoire must comply with the stated requirements.
  3. Submissions are due by January 15 for scholarship consideration.
  4. Music faculty may choose an interview or follow-up visit with candidates before reaching an admission decision.

Undergraduate Theory/Aural Skills Assessments

The Aural Skills Assessment will include pitch matching, melodic memory, rhythmic memory, and sight singing.

The Written Theory Assessment will examine your knowledge of the following: Major and minor (all forms) scales, major and minor triads (chords), key signatures, note names in both treble and bass clef, and common rhythms.

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About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

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Undergraduate Studies Audition Requirements

B.M. in Performance

B.M. in Composition

B.M. in Music Therapy

B.M. in Music Education (Teacher Certification)

Dual Degree in Performance and Music Education

B.A. in Music

Minor in Music

Music Minor in Songwriting

Minor In Musical Theatre

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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