The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts is a professional, comprehensive educational institution devoted to the advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the world.
The music faculty consists of a truly outstanding team of internationally acclaimed artists, scholars, and educators who care deeply about their students and who work in close collaboration to serve the mission of the School of Music.
The approximately 300 students in the Meadows Division of Music pursue a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree options, including the Bachelor of Music degree (Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Composition), the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (liberal arts focus), the Master of Music degree (professional focus, advanced studies), and the graduate level Performer's Diploma and Artist Diploma (elite performance focus). Southern Methodist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21 Reston, VA 20190-5248 703.437.0700.
In addition to this full range of music-major options, the Division of Music provides opportunities for the general university student to pursue a love of music. These include courses in music appreciation, jazz, and popular music; participation in any of our ensembles (by audition); and group instruction in piano, guitar, and voice.
Graduates of the Division of Music encounter success across a full range of professional and graduate-study opportunities in this community, across the country, and around the globe.
The Owen Fine Arts Center is home to the Division of Music administrative offices, classrooms, rehearsal halls, the Jake and Nancy Hamon Fine Arts Library, faculty offices/studios, music technology facilities, practice rooms, and two fine concert venues including Caruth Auditorium--an acoustically exquisite, 490-seat concert facility with a splendid Fisk pipe organ.