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M.M. in Composition

The Master of Music in Composition program is flexible and designed to encourage independent stylistic development, technical skill and artistic excellence. Composers benefit from the Division's commitment to new music performance and a state-of-the-art electronic studio.

Students applying to the M.M. in Composition program at SMU Meadows School of the Arts must submit a composition portfolio including at least 2 or 3 works that best demonstrate the diversity and strength of their compositional skills. Submission of recordings of these works is encouraged.

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Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts



About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies


M.M. in Composition

M.M. in Conducting - Choral

M.M. in Conducting - Instrumental

M.M. in Music Education

M.M. in Musicology

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

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

MuSci Lab

Meadows Artist Bridge

Dallas Resources

Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence

SMU Meadows Licensed Music Rights

Workshops and Special Programs

Opportunities for Non-Music Majors