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.

Graduate Studies

Graduate degree programs in music are designed to provide increased specialization in the major field beyond the undergraduate level, and at the same time to assure that students continue to develop the breadth of competencies required to function as well-rounded professionals.

While specific degree requirements vary according to the major field pursued, all Master of Music degree programs include the following components: performance, research, pedagogy, music history and music theory. The Artist Diploma and Performer Diploma is intended for exceptional performers with a bachelor's degree or equivalent credentials who are in the final stages of preparation for a professional career.

Areas of Study

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Art

Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation

Dance

Film and Media Arts

Journalism

Music

Welcome to the Division of Music

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Admissions

Artist Diploma

M.M. in Composition

M.M. in Conducting - Choral

M.M. in Conducting - Instrumental

M.M. in Music Education

M.M. in Music History

M.M. in Theory Pedagogy

Music Therapy Equivalency

Performer's Diploma

M.M. in Performance - Harpsichord

M.M. in Performance - Orchestral Instrument

M.M. in Performance - Organ

M.M. in Performance - Piano

M.M. in Performance - Voice

M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Departments

Ensembles

Classes

Facilities

Faculty and Staff

Dallas Resources

Student Resources

SMU Meadows Licensed Music Rights

Workshops and Special Programs

Theatre