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.

Jason Smith

Lecturer and Vocal Coach

Jason Smith came to Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University as a vocal coach in 2007. Prior to his arrival he served as the Young Artist coach and later as principal coach for the Fort Worth Opera. In addition to his responsibilities at Meadows, he is active on the musical rosters of both the Fort Worth and Dallas Opera companies.  Smith has also been part of the vocal coaching faculty at the Seagle Music Colony in the Adirondacks of New York for 10 consecutive summers.

Smith received a Masters of Music in opera coaching from Florida State University after completing a two-year Young Artist appointment at the Utah Opera in Salt Lake City. He earned a Bachelors in Music in piano performance from the University of Utah.

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