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.

M.M. in Conducting - Instrumental

The Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting prepares students to pursue careers in high school teaching and professional conducting, or to undertake further studies at the doctoral level, positioning them to become college professors. The program develops knowledge and skills in historical context, performing practice, interpretive issues, performance techniques, kinetic control, non-verbal communication, rehearsal techniques, aural skills, organizational techniques and marketing. The degree is completed in four semesters of study with a minimum of 30 credits required for graduation and requires an emphasis in either orchestral or wind ensemble conducting.

Students applying to the M.M. in Instrumental Conducting program at SMU Meadows School of the Arts must submit video of their conducting and interview with the conductor in their area of intended study. Finalists will be invited to campus for a conducting audition with our ensembles.

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Orchestral Emphasis — Download a sample Course of Study (PDF)  Credit Hours
MUHI 6335 Introduction to Graduate Studies 3
MUAS 6010 Recital Attendance (four terms)  0
MUTH 6300, 6326, 6330, 6360 (select one)  3
MUHI (5000-6000 level) chosen with adviser's approval  3
PERE 6018 (four terms of orchestra unless otherwise approved)  0
MUCO 6200 Applied Study in Conducting (four terms)  8
MUCO 6189 Conducting Practicum (two terms)  2
Foreign language (one term required at the 1402 level or above,
chosen with the adviser's approval)
4
Electives: chosen with adviser's approval 7
Total Hours 30


Wind Emphasis — Download a sample Course of Study (PDF) Credit Hours
MUHI 6335 Introduction to Graduate Studies 3
MUAS 6010 Recital Attendance (four terms) 0
MUTH 6300, 6326, 6330, 6360 (select one) 3
MUHI (5000-6000 level) chosen with adviser's approval 3
PERE 6019 (four terms of wind ensemble unless otherwise approved) 0
MUCO 6200 Applied Study in Conducting (four terms) 8
MUCO 6189 Conducting Practicum (two terms) 2
Foreign language (one term required at the 1402 level or above, chosen with the adviser's approval) 4
Electives: chosen with adviser's approval 7
Total Hours 30

Areas of Study

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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

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