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.

Ellen Rose

Adjunct Associate Professor, Viola

Ellen Rose, a Juilliard School graduate, has served as principal viola of the Dallas Symphony since 1980. She has performed with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Yo-Yo Ma in chamber music concerts and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S, Europe and South America. She served on the Aspen Music Festival faculty from 1989 to 2002 and currently teaches at Southern Methodist University. Rose can be heard on two CDs on the Centaur Records label. She has given master classes at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has been a performer and guest speaker at the Viola National congresses in Sweden and the U.S. She has written two books: Extreme Viola (a scale book) and Viola Excerpts Plus.

Education

B.M. and M.M., The Juilliard School

Teaching

Studio, repertoire class

Areas of Study

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Music

Welcome to the Division of Music

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Departments

Ensembles

Classes

Facilities

Faculty and Staff

Dallas Resources

Student Resources

SMU Meadows Licensed Music Rights

Workshops and Special Programs

Theatre