Music Group Visits

Please read all instructions carefully.


Groups may request to observe a class and/or rehearsal; work with one of our ensemble directors or music students; and/or visit with the Associate Director of Music Admissions.


Music Group Visits to SMU Meadows School of the Arts are for groups of 10-100 music students grades 9-12* who are participating in the college search process. Group visits are limited throughout the year. Note that periodically we are unable to accommodate your request.

(*We occasionally allow Junior High School groups to visit)

At least one chaperone must be provided for every 15 students in your group.


SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Owen Arts Center
6101 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75275

Driving directions: click here


Scheduling your visit: Check the Meadows Music rehearsal calendar to find the best day for your visit.

Submit your requested visit dates (first and second choice) at least 3 weeks in advance. Due to space and availability limitations, some Music Group Visit requests may not be possible. The Music Group Visit is not finalized until you receive email confirmation from Meadows Division of Music.

Please note that once detailed arrangements are made, change requests are strongly discouraged and are not guaranteed.

Lunch on Campus: SMU Meadows Division of Music cannot provide lunch coordination for Music Group Visits. Student groups can arrange to buy lunch on campus by contacting SMU Dining’s Jonathan Tyson at 214-768-2336 in advance of their visit. Or, students are welcome to bring sack lunches, but lunches and coolers must be left on the bus. There is not a designated interior lunch space for visiting groups. We encourage you to enjoy the beautiful grassy boulevard and picnic outdoors.

Buses: Buses require parking permits from SMU and must register at least two weeks in advance. Fill out the Campus Bus Visit request form here.

Mobility-Impaired Guests: If members of your group require accommodations for a physical disability or will require physical assistance during a walking tour at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, or if you have any other special needs, please contact us a day or two before your visit at 214-768-3217.

SMU Liability Release: To cover SMU’s liability expenses, you must bring a check made out to SMU on the day of your visit. The amount of the check should be $1.50 x number of students who will be attending the Music Group Visit. Furthermore, a SMU Liability Release Form must be filled out for each student attending. Release forms and the check should be given to your SMU Meadows Division of Music contact. A filled out form must be provided for every student attending a Music Group Visit.