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B.M. in Composition

Music Composition admission requirements:
Students applying for admission to the Music Composition program must perform an audition on their principal instrument (includes Voice) as outlined in the Required Undergraduate Audition Repertoire section of this website, submit a composition portfolio, complete a theory examination, and interview with Composition faculty.

The composition portfolio should consist of: 2-5 scores in PDF file format with links to accompanying YouTube/Vimeo videos of performances (live preferred, but MIDI realizations are acceptable), and a 1-2 page written statement of their composition interest, background, and goals in PDF or MS Word format.

Composition students auditioning live on-campus must review the note at the end of this box++ about Meadows submission and then upload their composition portfolio materials here.

Composition students submitting a recorded audition in lieu of a live audition must review the note at the end of this box++ about Meadows submission and then upload their composition portfolio materials in addition to their video audition recording when submitting their recorded audition submission.


++Please note that this link will take you to a page titled “Your Application to SMU” that does not reference the Meadows submission.
Create an account to login, and then you will be able to select the Meadows Portfolio submission.
OR
If you have already started an SMU Online application, select “Returning Users” to log in and then select Meadows Portfolio submission.
Note that you are not required to apply for admission to SMU via the SMU Online Application.
You may apply for admission to SMU using Common Application, ApplyTexas, The MyCoalition Application or SMU Online Application; however, you must create an SMU application account for the Meadows submission.
Questions? Email meadowsadmission@smu.edu
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