Rise to higher levels of artistry and gain the practical knowledge needed to succeed in today’s world at SMU Meadows School of the Arts.
The award-winning Meadows Division of Music offers outstanding conservatory-level training along with a top-tier liberal arts education. Meadows Music is an undergraduate-focused program offering both B.M. and B.A. degrees and is one of only a few programs in the U.S. where music students can double major. Many Meadows music students simultaneously pursue degrees in engineering, English, business and a variety of other disciplines. At Meadows, you can build your dream education.
The opportunities and faculty at Meadows are unparalleled. Meadows Music students take private lessons, explore music history and theory, and perform in ensembles for a full season of orchestral, wind, chamber and choral concerts both on and off campus. Many study abroad in the summer. More than 200 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, located in the Dallas Arts District, the largest arts district in the nation.
B.M. undergraduate degrees are offered in Performance; Composition; Music Therapy; and Music Education, in addition to a B.A. in Music. Minors are offered in songwriting and musical theatre as well as in music. Graduate degrees are also offered. Alumni can be found in orchestras, ensembles, classrooms, clinics and companies across the world. Alumni include Jane Chu, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts; Alessio Bax, international pianist; Yuan-Qing Yu, Associate Concertmaster, Chicago Symphony; and many more.
Led by Dean Sam Holland, 2015 MTNA Teacher of the Year, Meadows is a dynamic place with extraordinary people doing significant work. Find out more about our 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, our stellar students (some already concertizing across the globe), our world-class faculty and our entrepreneurial spirit.
Come see for yourself. Arrange for a private lesson or campus visit today.