Professor of Piano
Alfred Mouledous is a professor of piano at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. He has been an SMU faculty member for 57 years. From 1960 to 1997, he served as a pianist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Mouledous earned a B.M., M.M., Performer’s Certificate and Artist Diploma from the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of Cecile Genhart. Early in his career he was a Fulbright award winner in Paris, winning a scholarship to Ecole Normale de Musique, where he studied with Alfred Cortot. He was also a scholarship student of Walter Gieseking in Saarbruechen, Germany.
Mouledous has performed numerous solos and concerts with major orchestras and has collaborated with conductors such as Georg Solti, Erich Leinsdorf, Howard Hanson, Vladymir Golschmann, Eduardo Mata, Paul Paray, Paul Kletzki and Donald Johanos. In addition, Mouledous has performed orchestral chamber music in the United States with orchestras in Detroit, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Baton Rouge. He has recorded the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 36 by Howard Hanson for Mercury and Envoy Records, as well as Scriabin’s Po ème de l’extase (The Poem of Ecstasy)/Piano Concerto in F Sharp Minor for VOX records. He performed a radio concert for WWL in Baton Rouge, and introduced the 1950s Recital Hall series with Arthur Godfrey on NBC radio and television.
Recently, Mouledous has judged piano concerto and sonata contests in Houston and in Qingdao, China. He has also given master classes with Tamás Ungar of the Van Cliburn Institute and Boris Slutsky of the Peabody Conservatory. He has judged and given master classes at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. for the Lee Piano Festival. Since 2010 he has served as a judge for the Nena Wideman Piano Competition held in Shreveport, La.
B.M., M.M., Performer’s Certificate and Artist Diploma, Eastman School of Music