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Graduate Studies

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Division of Music
Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
6101 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75275-0356

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, musicology 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



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts



Featured Alumni

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies


M.M. in Composition

M.M. in Conducting

M.M. in Music Education

M.M. in Musicology

M.M. in Performance

Master of Sacred Music

M.M. in Theory Pedagogy

Performer's Diploma

Artist Diploma

Classes (See Catalog)



Faculty and Staff

Faculty Travel Request Form

Visiting Artist Request Form

Student Resources

Student Internships & Collaborations

Meadows Artist Bridge

Dallas Resources

Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence

SMU Meadows Licensed Music Rights

Workshops and Special Programs

Opportunities for Non-Music Majors