Areas of Study

Twtr Fb Yt Li Pi

M.M. in Performance - Harpsichord

The Master of Music in Performance prepares students to pursue a career in performance or to undertake further studies at the doctoral level, positioning them to become college studio professors. The degree is completed in four semesters of study with a minimum of 30 credits required for graduation. Download a sample Course of Study plan (PDF).

Students applying to graduate music programs at SMU Meadows School of the Arts must perform an audition on their principal instrument (includes Voice) as outlined in the Required Graduate Audition Repertoire section of this website.

View additional graduate admission and audition information.

  Credit Hours
MUHI 6330 Introduction to Graduate Studies 3
MUAS 6010 Recital Attendance (four terms) 
MUTH 6300, 6326, 6330, 6360 (select one)  
MUHI (5000-6000 level) chosen with adviser's approval 
HARS 6200 (four terms) 
MPED 5114 Organ/Harpsichord Pedagogy 
MURE 6201 Recital (written program notes required) 
MUHI 5206 Performance Practices in Early Music 
PERB 5213 Studies in Continuo Playing 
MUHI 5214 Harpsichord in the 20th Century 
MUAC 6001, 6002 Techniques of Accompanying 1
Ensemble: two terms
Electives: chosen with adviser's approval 
Total Hours 30 

Additional Degree Requirements

At least three (3) credit hours of the require coursework in MUHI and/or MUTH must be from 6000-level courses that are not double-listed.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts



Welcome to the Division of Music

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies


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

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




Prospective Student Class Schedule


Faculty and Staff

Dallas Resources

Student Resources

SMU Meadows Licensed Music Rights

Workshops and Special Programs

Opportunities for Non-Music Majors