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.

Undergraduate Studies

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 violinists Chee-Yun Kim and 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.

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Welcome to the Division of Music

About the Division of Music

Undergraduate Studies

Admissions

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

B.A. in Music

Minor in Music

Music Minor in Songwriting

Minor In Musical Theatre

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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Graduate Studies

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