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.

Private Studies (MUPR)

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.

The following subject prefixes will be used to designate study in the specific instrument or in voice. Section numbers, which indicate the specific teacher with whom the student should enroll, are listed in the schedule of classes for each term. 

  • BSSN Bassoon
  • CELL Cello
  • CLAR Clarinet
  • DBBS Double Bass
  • EUPH Euphonium
  • FLUT Flute
  • FRHN French Horn
  • GUIT Guitar
  • HARP Harp
  • HARS Harpsichord
  • OBOE Oboe
  • ORG Organ
  • PERC Percussion
  • PIAN Piano
  • SAX Saxophone 
  • TROM Trombone
  • TRPT Trumpet
  • TUBA Tuba
  • VLA Viola
  • VIOL Violin
  • VOIC Voice

MUPR 3100: Instrument - Private Instruction 
Private studies in an instrument or voice for a student who is neither a music major nor a music minor. An audition for acceptance into a department and written permission of the director of the Division of Music are required, and a private lesson fee will be applied to all private studies enrollment. One half-hour lesson each week (14 per term) with a jury examination at the conclusion of each term. Repeatable. 

MUPR 3200: Two-Credit Courses  
One-hour lesson each week (14 per term) with a jury examination at the conclusion of each term. These repeatable course numbers are offered each fall and spring. Majors are required to enroll in private studies each term until degree requirements are completed. Students are required to accept internships in performance or private teaching, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other SMU courses.

MUPR 6100: One-Credit Courses 
One-half hour lesson each week (14 per term) with a jury examination at the conclusion of each term. These repeatable course numbers are offered each fall, spring and summer. Students are required to accept internships in performance or private teaching, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other SMU courses.

MUPR 6200: Two-Credit Courses 
One hour lesson each week (14 per term) with a jury examination at the conclusion of each term. These repeatable course numbers are offered each fall and spring. Students are required to accept internships in performance or private teaching, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other SMU courses.

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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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