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 Music Education

The Master of Music in music education may be earned in the traditional four terms or on a part-time basis (especially for the employed educator). With the guidance of a faculty adviser, the candidate may use elective choices to build a concentration in one of four areas: choral conducting, instrumental conducting, elementary music or string pedagogy. Download a sample Course of Study plan (PDF).

Students applying to M.M. in Music Education program at SMU Meadows School of the Arts must interview with the music education faculty and submit a video of their teaching.

View additional graduate admission information.

  Credit Hours
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
MUED 6340 Research Methods and Materials in Music Education 3
MUED 6352 History and Philosophy of Music Education 3
Performance studies** (may included conducting, private performance and/or pedagogy courses) 3-6
Ensemble*** (two terms) (exceptions may be considered) 0
Electives: chosen with adviser's approval. Must be pertinent to the candidate's career specialization and include at least six hours of coursework in MUED, MPSY, MUCO, MPED, or MUPD. 12-15
Total Hours 30

* Full-time music education graduate students must take MUAS 6010 during fall and spring terms (maximum of four terms). Part-time students are not required to enroll in MUAS 6010.
** Part-time music education graduate students are not required to take performance studies. Extra fees will apply for private study.
***Part-time music education graduate students are not required to perform in an ensemble.

The Master of Music in music education may be earned in the traditional four terms or on a part-time basis (especially for the employed educator). With the guidance of a faculty adviser, the candidate may use elective choices to build a concentration in one of five areas: choral conducting, instrumental conducting, elementary music or string pedagogy. All students will complete a professional project or formal committee review.

At least nine credit hours of the required coursework in MUHI, MUTH or elec- tives must be from 6000-level courses that are not double-listed.

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Undergraduate Studies

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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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