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

Students of Music will find many opportunities at SMU Meadows. They take private lessons, explore music history and theory, perform in ensembles for a full season of orchestral, wind, chamber and choral concerts, travel to concerts and festivals, and study abroad. Annual performances include an opera production, a student concerto concert with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and a gala performance at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center or Winspear Opera House.

The Division of Music at SMU is internationally recognized for its award-winning students, renowned performing ensembles and distinguished faculty of performers, composers and scholars – including renowned violinist Emanuel Borok, cellist Andrés Díaz, pianist Joaquín Achúcarro, classical guitarist Robert Guthrie and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Students interact with an extensive slate of guest performers, conductors, composers and scholars.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Division of Music offers degrees, majors and concentrations in performance, composition, conducting, sacred music, music history, piano pedagogy, music education, and music therapy to undergraduate and graduate students. Its state-of-the-art facilities include the 490-seat, acoustically "tunable" Caruth Auditorium, 170-seat O'Donnell Recital Hall, and 110-seat Bob Smith Auditorium at the Meadows Museum.

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


B.A. in Music

B.M. in Performance

B.M. in Composition

B.M. in Music Therapy

B.M. in Music Education (Teacher Certification)

Dual Degree in Performance and Music Education

Minor in Music

Music Minor in Songwriting

Minor In Musical Theatre

Music Industry Practices Minor

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Studies

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