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.

Music Psychology (MPSY) 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.

MPSY 5340: Acoustics of Music
Acoustical foundations of music. Topics covered include basic acoustics, acoustics of musical instruments and voice, room and auditorium acoustics, acoustical principles of sound systems, and psychoacoustics. 3 hours of lecture and one lab period (MPSY 5340 - N10) per week.

MPSY 6341: Music Psychology
Study of the acoustical and psychological aspects of musical behavior, with emphasis on perception of and responses to musical stimuli. Interpretation of the interdependence of psycho-socio-physiological processes in musical behavior, such as musical preference and responses to music. Fall term.

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Welcome to the Division of Music

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

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)

Facilities

Faculty and Staff

Dallas Resources

Student Resources

SMU Meadows Licensed Music Rights

Workshops and Special Programs

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