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.

Calendar

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August
19 Private lessons begin with senior faculty begin
25 Orientation – 6:00 – 7:00 pm in O’Donnell Hall
26 Private lessons begin with teaching fellows
30 Annual and Quarter 1 Tuition Due

September
2 Labor Day holiday – No lessons
3 Group lessons begin

October
14-15 University Fall Break - No lessons 

November
1 Quarter 2 Tuition Due
10 – TMTA State Theory Exam
Grades 1, 2 & 3 at 1:00 pm
Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 at 2:00 pm
Grades 4, 5 & 6 at 4:00 pm
16 Dallas Piano Solo Competition at Park Cities Presbyterian Church
27-29 Thanksgiving Break – No lessons

December
14 Winter Recitals 9:30, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:30
16 Final day of instruction with teaching fellows
20 Final day of instruction with senior faculty

January
10 Quarter 3 Tuition Due
6  Lessons resume with senior faculty 
15 Lessons resume with teaching fellows
20 MLK Jr. day – No Lessons
28 Coffeehouse Recital (To Be Confirmed)

February
16 – TMTA State Theory Exam
Grades 1, 2 & 3 at 1:00 pm
Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 at 2:00 pm
Grades 4, 5 & 6 at 4:00 pm

March
7 Quarter 4 Tuition Due
10 – 14 University Spring Break – No Lessons

April
26 Dallas MTA Achievement Auditions at King of Glory Lutheran Church

May
3 Spring Recitals 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00
6 final day of spring term with teaching fellows (consult individual calendar)
9 Summer Tuition Due
23 final day of spring term for senior faculty

June
Summer Instruction

July
13-19 SMU Institute for Young Pianists

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