|MUAS 1020 (one enrollment fall term of first year)||0|
|MUAS 1010 (each term of residence except fall of first year||0|
|MUTH 1129, 1130, 1229, 1230, 2129, 2130, 2229, 2230||12|
|MUTH 3350, 4300, 4310, 5360, 5370||15|
|MUTH 3200 or 3300||16|
|MUHI 1202, 3301, 3302||
|PERB 1131, 1132, 2131, 2132 (or 1233, 1234)||
|Private Studies 3200 or 3100||4|
|MUCO 3208 (choral) or 3209 (instrumental)||2|
|PERE/PERB Ensemble: (Must include two terms of large ensemble and one term of PERB 3116 Contemporary Music Workshop)||8|
|General Education Curriculum||35|
Each year, students are expected to organize at least one performance of an original work (completed in their studies) in a general/studio recital or another appropriate venue or medium, such as a film score, incidental music, a dance collaboration or an electronic music installation.
Attendance at regularly scheduled composition seminars is expected of all students enrolled in private composition study; failure to attend will be reflected in the grade given for composition.
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Students with a concentration in voice, percussion or guitar must substitute music electives for the corresponding technique class.
Students completing this program of study will also earn a minor in psychology.
Students majoring in music therapy have two junior-level performance options: 1) to present a minimum of one solo performance in general recital each term of the junior year or 2) to present a half recital of 30 minutes.
Before enrolling for internship MUTY 4144, the student must meet the following conditions:
The B.M. degree in music therapy is approved by the American Music Therapy Association. Successful completion of this program entitles the graduate to take the national board examination in music therapy administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. The official designation by the board is MT-BC, the nationally accepted credential of qualified music therapists.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Teacher Certification*)
|Instrumental||Vocal or Keyboard|
|MUAS 1020 (one enrollment fall term of first year)||0||0|
MUAS 1010 (each term of residence except fall of first year)
|MUTH 1129, 1130, 1229, 1230, 2129, 2130, 2229, 2230||12||12|
|MUHI 1202, 3301, 3302||8||8|
|PERB 1131, 1132, 2131, 2132 (or 1233, 1234)||4||4|
|Private Studies 3200||14||14|
|MUCO 3208, 3210 (vocal) or 3209, 3211 (instrumental)||4||4|
|PERE Large Ensemble (each term of residence)||5||5|
|PERE Chamber Ensemble:
Keyboard principals may substitute MUAC 2101 or 2102
Vocalists may substitute large ensemble
|PERB 3116 Contemporary Music Workshop||1||1|
|MUAS 2149, 3152||2||2|
|For Instrumental: MUAS 3146, 3147, 3148, 3149, 3150, 3151, 3155, 5154 (optional for strings), 5155||9|
|For Vocal or Keyboard: MUAS 3146 or 3147, 3148 or 3149, 3150 or 3151, 4230; MPED 5216 (keyboard may substitute MUAS 3155)||7|
|MUED 2250, 3330||5||5|
|MUED 3331 (instrumental) or 3332 (vocal/keyboard)||3||3|
|PERB Diction (choose any two of the following: PERB 2106, 2108, 2107, 2109)||2|
|EDU 2350, 5327, 5349||9||9|
|General Education Curriculum||35||35|
*Additional requirements for
After the completion of 60 hours of coursework, including the music theory sequence, music education students must successfully undergo an upper-division review before enrolling in upper-division coursework. The senior major should present one solo performance in general recital. Prior to student-teaching certification, students must complete 45 clock hours of field experience in early childhood through grade 12 schools.
Students should arrange to take both portions of the state-mandated Texas Higher Education Assessment before their student-teaching term. Registration for the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Test requires approval of the Department of Teaching and Learning of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Students are not eligible to apply for state certification until successful completion of the TExES examination, all degree requirements and student-teaching hours.
Student teaching, in addition to being subject to the eligibility requirements published by the Department of Teaching and Learning, must be approved by the Music Education Department, and must follow successful completion of all methods (MUED) and techniques (MUAS) courses. Student teaching is considered a full-time endeavor, with no daytime coursework or concurrent ensemble assignments.
Dual Degree in Performance and Music Education
Students who meet degree candidacy criteria in both performance and music education can pursue dual degrees in these fields. If begun by the second or third term, the second degree can usually be achieved with a range of nine to 17 additional credits (approximately one term) through wise use of electives and curricular planning. Students considering these plans should consult their adviser and the department heads as early as possible in their academic program.
Bachelor of Arts in Music
MUAS 1020 (one enrollment fall term of first year)
|MUAS 1010 (each term of residence except fall of first year)||0|
|MUTH 1129, 1130, 1229, 1230, 2129, 2130, 2229, 2230||12|
|MUHI 1202, 3301, 3302||8|
MUTH Elective (at 3000 level or above or MUHI elective at 4000 level)
|PERB Class Piano||0–2|
Private Studies 3200
(eight credits required/14 credits maximum)
(or composition in combination with private studies)
|Music Electives (may include senior project)*||11–13|
|General Education Curriculum||41|
|Electives (outside of music)||33|
Of the 11
music elective credits,
a minimum of three credits must be music classes from the 3000 level or
higher, selected from the following areas: MPED, MPSY,
MUAS, MUED, MUHI,
MUPD, MUTH, MUTY. Multiple one- or two-credit electives may be taken in
place of a three-credit elective.
The B.A. degree is intended to serve students seeking to combine a music degree with interests in one or more of the following: a broad liberal arts education, the possibility of exploring the interdisciplinary relationship of music coursework to coursework in other areas of the Meadows School and the University as a whole, a dual degree, a minor, preparation for medical school or law school, preparation for graduate study in music, participation in the SMU Honors Program, or a term or summer of study abroad.
The minor is designed to meet one of the following objectives:
3343. Music and Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial France. Designed for undergraduate students with or without musical backgrounds. Explores music in France and in the colonies of the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa from the late 19th century to the present. A series of themes divide the course into two parts. The first focuses on the incorporation of foreign musical elements by composers living in France. This section explores the social context for several musical compositions and the musical traditions of Java, Spain, and Russia, which provided sources of inspiration for these works. The second half of this course focuses on the musical traditions of the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. This section investigates certain events that led to the invention of new musical styles in these geographical areas and the music of the diaspora in France. The course examines how music has been used in colonial and postcolonial contexts to construct regional, ethnic, and national identities in France and in formerly colonized countries. Does not satisfy music history requirements for music majors or minors, but may be taken by music majors or minors as an elective. (SMU-in-Paris).
4192, 4292, 4392. Directed Studies in Music History. Prerequisite: Must be approved by department head.
4301. Research Project in Music History.
4302. Undergraduate Seminar in Music History. This course will provide advanced investigation into a variety of topics in music history. The undergraduate seminar will be writing intensive and will consider such topics as music aesthetics, the works of a specific composer or compositional school, music within the context of a specific time and/or place, or in-depth studies of works relative to a particular genre. Topics to be announced each term. Students may take this seminar more than once. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302.
4316. Chamber Music of the 18th and 19th Centuries. An examination of chamber music literature from Haydn to Debussy and Ravel by means of analysis, recorded performances, open rehearsals and live concerts. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or written permission of department head.
4320. Organ History and Literature. (spring term) A survey of music for the organ, Renaissance to contemporary. Required of organ majors and concentrations (undergraduate).
4334. Survey of Vocal Literature. Covers Western secular art song. Representative literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods and the 20th century in terms of stylistic characteristics, text-music relationships and performance practices. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or written permission of department head.
4341. Women Composers and Performers in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. Examines women musicians from the early 19th century to the present. Included are considerations of women’s professional and private music education. Women’s contributions in a wide variety of professional areas (performance, composition, education, scholarship) are examined within the changing social contexts of the two centuries. Class activities include a variety of types of readings (memoirs, journals, newspaper reviews), videos, recordings, scores and analyses, and live student performances. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302.
4342. Music, Musicians and Audiences in 19th-Century Paris. (fall term of odd-numbered years) Explores music and musicians living and performing in Paris, the city considered to be Europe's glittering capital of the arts during the 19th century. Discussions of the political and social roles of music following the Revolution (such as the establishment of the Paris Conservatory and the National Opera) will provide the foundation for a focus on the Parisian musical scene during the years 1830–1870. Class trips to events at 19th-century concert halls (Palais Garnier, Théatre Chatelet), modern halls performing 19th-century repertoire, churches (Madeleine, St. Sulpice) and café-cabarets. (SMU-in-Paris.)
4345. Survey of Opera Literature. A chronological survey of opera, beginning with a brief introduction to medieval and Renaissance precedents, followed by an in-depth presentation of selected Baroque and classical masterworks. The study of 19th-century opera will emphasize the many ways in which Romantic opera synthesized music, literature and art, as well as elements of politics and culture. The musical language and dramatic substance of selected works from 20th-century operatic repertoire will be investigated. Students will be expected to spend a significant amount of time viewing operas on video and laser disc, and in certain cases making comparative studies of productions. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or written permission of department head.
4346. Survey of Piano Literature. Historical and stylistic study of music for the piano. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or written permission of department head.
4347. Symphonic Literature. An examination of representative orchestral works from the late Baroque to the present day. Attention will be directed to the forms, compositional procedures and orchestration devices employed by selected composers who reflect the various stylistic orientations within this time frame. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or written permission of department head.
4348. Guitar History and Literature. (spring term of odd-numbered years) Examines the history of guitar and its music from the early 16th century to the present. Included are the vihuela and Baroque guitar, four-string Spanish guitar and related literature. Emphasis is given to the evolution of the modern instrument and its repertoire. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or written permission of department head.
4350. Music in World Cultures. Musical activities and principles selected from various geographical areas of the world. Emphasis is on non-Western materials, but significant cross-cultural encounters will also be studied. Offered irregularly.
4355. Music and Cultural Formations: Studies in Popular Music. (fall term) This course focuses on music as an element of culture formation. Discussion of current scholarship introduces students to the multidisciplinary study of the role of human agency in creating meaningful spaces in which music unfolds its socio-political and cultural dimensions.
4373. History of Musical Instruments. Study of musical instruments from the early Christian times to the 20th century. Attention is given to performance practices, treatises concerning construction and pedagogy, and the influences of the various instrumental families upon compositional procedures and forms. Offered irregularly.
4375. History of American Music. American music from colonial times to the present. Course includes an examination of compositional forms, procedures and techniques of selected composers. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302.
4384. Survey of Choral Literature. (spring term of even-numbered years) A survey of choral music from the medieval era to the present. Examination of representative compositions will be made with regard to genre, form, compositional procedures and stylistic aspects. Discussion of the works will also include the social-political conditions, intellectual-artistic states of mind of patrons and composers, and other external influences. Prerequisites: MUHI 3301, 3302 or permission of department head.
5206. Performance Practices in Early Music. (spring term of even-numbered years) Studies in the interpretation of Baroque music from a stylistic point of view.
5207. Organ Survey. (fall term) Organ building: fundamentals of construction and design; organ history as it relates to the development of a style-conscious concept of enrollment. Required of organ majors and concentrations (undergraduate). Recommended elective for M.M. and M.S.M. degrees.
Piano Pedagogy (MUPD)
4125, 4126. Piano Pedagogy Practicum. Observation and supervised teaching experience; specific goals and projects are agreed upon for the term. Required for all piano majors.
4396. Piano Pedagogy I. (fall term of even-numbered years) In-depth study of methods and curriculum for teaching piano at the elementary level. Focus on philosophical and physiological bases of piano study. Survey and evaluation of current educational materials.
4397. Piano Pedagogy II. (fall term of odd-numbered years) In-depth study of methods, materials and curriculum for teaching piano at the intermediate and advanced levels. Additional topics: current trends (including technology), professionalism, history of piano pedagogy and employment opportunities.
5103, 5203. Creative Piano Teaching. Pedagogical projects designed to meet the needs of the piano teacher. Offered in conjunction with the National Piano Teachers Institute or the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Majors are limited to one credit.
5210. Class Piano Procedures. (spring term of even-numbered years) The psychological principles operative in group and class environments are explored through student participation and observation, with emphasis on teacher effectiveness. Survey of college-level keyboard texts.
5312. Survey of Pre-college Piano Literature. (spring term of odd-numbered years) Survey and performance of standard piano literature in all style periods for pre-college students. Emphasis on technical preparation and curriculum building.
5325, 5326. Piano Pedagogy Internship I and II. Supervised teaching experience; specific goals and projects are agreed upon for the term, with an emphasis in piano pedagogy performance. Required for all undergraduate piano majors.
Private Studies (MUPR)
The following numbers for private study apply to all instruments and voice.
3100. One-Credit Courses. One half-hour lesson each week (14 per term) with a jury examination at the conclusion of each term. These repeatable course numbers are offered each fall, spring and summer. Students are required to accept internships in performance or private teaching, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other SMU courses.
3200. Two-Credit Courses. One-hour lesson each week (14 per term) with a jury examination at the conclusion of each term. These repeatable course numbers are offered each fall and spring. Majors are required to enroll in private studies each term until degree requirements are completed. Students are required to accept internships in performance or private teaching, subject to availability and/or scheduling conflicts with other SMU courses.
The following subject prefixes will be used to designate study in the specific instrument or in voice. Section numbers, which indicate the specific teacher with whom the student should enroll, are listed in the schedule of classes for each term.
The prefix MUPR is used to designate private studies in an instrument or voice for a student who is neither a music major nor a music minor. An audition for acceptance into a department and written permission of the director of the Division of Music are required, and a private lesson fee will be applied to all MUPR enrollment.
Vocal coaching (for upper-division voice performance majors only) course numbers are VOIC 3015, 3116, 4017, 4118. The instructor coaches the singer on interpretation, style and diction in art song, opera, and oratorio.
3001. Junior Recital for Voice Majors. Solo performance of approximately 30 minutes of music. Graded pass/fail by committee.
3101. Junior Recital. Solo performance of approximately 30 minutes of music. Graded pass/fail by committee.
4101. Senior Recital for Voice Majors. Solo performance of approximately one hour of music. Graded pass/fail by committee.
4201. Senior Recital. Solo performance of approximately one hour of music. Graded pass/fail by committee.
Composition and Theory (MUTH)
1129, 1130. Musicianship I and II. (fall and spring terms) Beginning studies in sight singing, dictation and improvisation; application of skills to the student's instrument. Must be taken in sequence. Corequisites: MUTH 1229, 1230.
1229, 1230. Theory I and II. (fall and spring terms) Rudiments (notation, clefs, key signatures, scales, intervals, chords), diatonic harmony, musical form figured bass, part-writing, analysis and basic composition. Must be taken in sequence. Corequisites: MUTH 1129, 1130.
2129, 2130. Musicianship III and IV. (fall and spring terms) Continuation of Musicianship I and II. Sight singing and dictation employing chromaticism and contemporary techniques, improvisation and application of skills to the student's instrument. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisites: MUTH 1130, 1230. Corequisites: MUTH 2229, 2230.
2229, 2230. Theory III and IV. (fall and spring terms) Continuation of Theory I and II. Chromatic harmony, form and contemporary techniques; analysis and composition. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisites: MUTH 1130, 1230. Corequisites: MUTH 2129, 2130.
3110. Keyboard Skills. Score reading in all clefs, sight reading figured bass realization. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230.
3200, 3300. Private Composition. Individual study with the composition faculty and regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and visiting guests. Prerequisite: Admission to the composition degree program.
3350. Form and Analysis. Study of musical form through examples from pre-tonal and tonal literatures. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230.
4184, 4284, 4384. Directed Studies in Music Theory. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
4190, 4290, 4390. Directed Studies in Music Composition. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
4300. Analysis of Contemporary Music. Detailed analysis of recent music written in a variety of styles and using diverse techniques. The course will also explore early 20th-century antecedents of more recent music. Analysis and discussion will be supported by readings from theoretical articles and composers' writings. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230.
4310. Techniques and History of Electro-Acoustic Music. (fall term) This course covers historical and emerging concepts and techniques of composing, performing and listening to both fixed and interactive electro-acoustic music via lectures and laboratory projects. Topics include basic acoustics; hardware and software tools for the generation, processing and reproduction of musical sound; and the history and literature of electronically generated music. Students will complete individual and collaborative projects applying their studies to the recording, creation and performance of both fixed and real-time interactive creative projects. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230 or permission of instructor.
4311. Advanced Topics in Music Technology. (spring term) This course will provide advanced investigation into a variety of topics in electro-acoustic music and technology-related musical art forms. Topics will be announced each term the course is offered and may include film music, MIDIstration, real-time interactive performance using MAX/MSP/JITTER, algorithmic composition and technology-related interdisciplinary collaboration. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUTH 4310/6310, MSA 3310 or permission of instructor.
5325. Class Composition. A composition course for non-composition majors. Topics include notational practices; contemporary and traditional approaches to composition through study of model works from the literature; in-class presentation, reading and critique of projects; and professional standards for the creation and distribution of scores, parts and recordings of compositions and arrangements. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230 or permission of instructor.
5330. Instrumentation and Arranging. (fall term) An overview of the ranges and performing characteristics of orchestral/band instruments and vocalists, with practical application via scoring and arranging for a variety of small instrumental and vocal ensembles. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230.
5350. Advanced Musicianship. This course seeks to develop the student’s musicianship skills beyond the level attained in the basic aural skills sequence of courses. Activities of the course include sight reading and improvisation studies in a range of musical styles for both voice and instruments, advanced melodic and harmonic dictation exercises, aural analysis of musical examples from a wide range of style periods, and the use of the keyboard to support the continued development of skills. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230 for undergraduates; graduate students must pass the theory placement exam or complete all review courses. Permission of instructor.
5360. Advanced Orchestration. (spring term) More advanced techniques of orchestration are explored through a series of scoring projects for a variety of ensembles. Prerequisite: MUTH 5330 or permission of instructor.
5370. Survey of Counterpoint. Through exercises in analysis and composition, this course provides a study of contrapuntal techniques from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with emphasis on traditional modal and tonal styles. Prerequisites: MUTH 2130, 2230.
Music Therapy (MUTY)
1120. Clinical Orientation. The study of music therapy assessment, treatment procedures and evaluation, through observation as well as literature and repertoire review. Each student will participate on a working music therapy team. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
1320. Introduction to Music Therapy. (fall term) An overview of the function of the music therapist, the history of the music therapy profession and music in treatment procedures. Required of all music therapy majors and open to others who may want information about the professional field of music therapy.
3130, 3230, 3330. Directed Studies in Music Therapy: Medicine and Health.
3141. Developmental Music Therapy Practicum I. (fall term) Supervised observation of and therapeutic experience with persons who exhibit developmentally delayed disorders. Corequisite: MUTY 3211.
3142. Psychiatric Music Therapy Practicum II. (fall term) Supervised observation of and therapeutic experience with persons who exhibit psychopathological disorders. Corequisite: MUTY 3212.
3143. Medical Music Therapy Practicum III. (spring term) Supervised observation and development of clinical skills with patients in medical settings. Corequisite: MUTY 3213.
3144. Gerontological Music Therapy Practicum IV. (spring term) Supervised observation and development of clinical skills with elderly clients. Corequisite: MUTY 3214.
3211. Developmental Music Therapy. (fall term) A study of music therapy with developmentally disabled children and adults, such as mentally retarded, visually disabled and speech-impaired individuals. Corequisite: MUTY 3141.
3212. Psychiatric Music Therapy. (fall term) A study of music therapy with persons with psychopathological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression and dementia. Corequisite: MUTY 3142.
3213. Medical Music Therapy. (spring term) A study of music therapy with the health impaired, such as burn patients, AIDS patients and obstetric patients. Corequisite: MUTY 3143.
3214. Gerontological Music Therapy. (spring term) A study of music therapy with elderly, gerontological clients. Corequisite: MUTY 3144.
4141. Music Therapy Practicum V. Supervised clinical experience in the treatment and health maintenance of clients with clinical disorders.
4142. Music Therapy Practicum VI. Continued supervised clinical experience in the treatment and health maintenance of clients with clinical disorders.
4144. Internship I. Three months, or 520 clock hours, of continuous full-time music therapy experience in an AMTA-approved clinical facility. Reports from the intern and music therapy supervisor required before, during and after the internship. Because the internship extends beyond the regular four-month term, enrollment for MUTY 4144 will occur for the term during which the internship begins; and for MUTY 4145, concurrently or the term immediately following. Prerequisites: Before the internship, all course, clinical and preclinical work must be completed in the undergraduate music therapy degree or graduate equivalency program.
4145. Internship II. Second-term continuation of MUTY 4144 Internship I. An additional three months, or 520 clock hours, of continuous full-time music therapy experience in an AMTA-approved clinical facility. Reports from the intern and music therapy supervisor required before, during and after the internship. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in or completion of MUTY 4144.
4340. Music Therapy: Research, Methods and Materials. (spring term) A study of research methods in music psychology, therapy and education, with emphasis on research designs, analysis and interpretation of research literature.
4341. Survey of Music Psychology. (fall term) Basic study of music systems, with emphasis on perception of and responses to musical stimuli. Interpretation of the interdependence of psycho-socio-physiological processes in musical behavior, such as musical ability and preference.
5340. Topics in Music Therapy. (summer term) Exploration of current topics in music therapy, including research, theory, applications and approaches with various special needs populations. Emphasis on contemporary areas of interest and importance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
5341. Seminar in Clinical Music Therapy. (summer term) Focus on music therapy clinical applications and projects based on student interest, with emphasis on current trends in clinical practice and treatment techniques. May include clinical placement. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Class Instruction for Performance (PERB)
3115. Harpsichord: Early Music Workshop. (summer term) Intensive study of harpsichord and continuous playing for advanced players (the complete harpsichord works of Rameau, chamber music with professional players of period instruments). Beginning harpsichord classes for those keyboard players who wish to explore the harpsichord, its techniques and repertoire.
5118. Introduction to the Harpsichord. (spring term of even-numbered years) Designed to present a variety of topics related to the harpsichord and its music. Provides keyboard musicians, especially pianists, with knowledge and practical experience at the harpsichord to enable them to face future contacts with the instrument in a more informed, confident and artistic manner.
5213. Studies in Continuo Playing. (fall term of even-numbered years) Designed for the harpsichord major, to fill the need for a well-developed skill in playing Baroque through bass accompaniments from an unrealized figured bass and/or from an unfigured bass with style performance suitable to the period.
1103. Modern Acoustic Guitar I. (spring term) Beginning steel-string acoustic guitar skills with emphasis on flat-picking and finger-picking chords; strums; and additional left- and right-hand techniques for accompanying folk and popular songs in music therapy, music education and recreational music settings.
1104. Modern Acoustic Guitar II. (spring term) Intermediate steel-string acoustic guitar skills with emphasis on enhanced flat-picking and finger-picking chords; strums; and additional left- and right-hand techniques for accompanying popular, jazz, blues, rock and world music-style songs in music therapy, music education and recreational music settings.
1203. Classic Guitar. Basics of reading music, technique, simple chord progressions as applied to popular music and performance of simple classic guitar pieces.
2113. Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion I. (fall term) Development of fundamental hand drumming and other percussion skills through listening, analysis and performance of African, Latin American and Asian rhythms.
2114. Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion II. (spring term) Further development of hand drumming and other percussion skills through listening, analysis and performance of non-Western rhythms. Prerequisite: PERB 2113 or instructor consent.
2203. Classic Guitar. Continued development of technical skills and performance repertoire. Prerequisite: PERB 1203 or equivalent proficiencies.
2215. Introduction to Jazz Theory and Improvisation. Introduction to jazz improvisation through applied theory. Theoretical and practical experience in jazz improvisation using common jazz chord progressions and chord/scale relationships. Study of jazz recordings designed to explore and understand the link between chords, scales and melodies. Prerequisites: MUTH 1119, 1229. Open to music majors and music minors, or by consent of instructor.
2313. Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion. (summer term) On location in Bali, students will learn styles of drumming and percussion music from traditional cultures of Asia, particularly Indonesia, India and the Middle East, using authentic percussion instruments from each region. Instructors will include SMU faculty together with native master musicians of Sunda, Sumatra and Bali. The intensive three-week program will culminate with a final concert for an invited audience from the local village and other guests, combining the instruments of Indonesia, India and the Middle East in a “cross cultural” performance. Upon return to SMU, there will be a performance of music learned in Bali by the workshop participants. Instruments made in Bali by Balinese craftsmen will be provided by the Toca Drum Company.
3016, 3116. Contemporary Music Workshop. Exploration of contemporary music techniques, including improvisation for instrumentalists and vocalists in a workshop setting. Coursework includes master classes on contemporary performance techniques and performance of contemporary chamber works in chamber music recitals, general music recitals and workshop presentations.
3202. Master Class in Classic Guitar. (summer term) Master classes, lectures, discussions and recitals.
5011, 5111. Directed Studies in Music Performance. Enrollment for directed studies or approved internships in performance or pedagogy.
1001. Departmental Performance Class. Departmental recitals, performance classes, master classes, guest artist performances and lectures related to performance specialization. Students enroll concurrently with studies in applied music.
1011. Piano Sight Reading I. (fall term) A requirement for first-year, pre-music majors in piano performance. Techniques to improve music reading at the keyboard through supervised practice and reading of various keyboard literature.
1012. Piano Sight Reading II. (spring term) A requirement for first-year, pre-music majors in piano performance. Emphasis on reading skills that are useful in collaborative playing, including exposure to various types of scores and score preparation. Prerequisite: PERB 1011.
1131, 1132, 2131, 2132. Class Piano. (fall and spring terms) A four-term sequence required for non-keyboard music majors. Emphasis on sight reading, technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation and appropriate literature. Corequisites: MUTH 1229, 1230, 2229, 2230; MUTH 1129, 1130, 2129, 2130. Open to music majors only.
1205. Beginning Class Piano. Designed for students with no previous piano study. Emphasis placed on the development of basic music reading and functional keyboard skills. Open to non-music majors only.
1233, 1234. Advanced Class Piano. (fall and spring terms) A two-term sequence (for keyboard majors or advanced non-keyboard music majors). Emphasis on sight reading, harmonization, transposition, improvisation and technique. Prerequisites: MUTH 1130, 1230.
2205. Elementary Class Piano. Continued development of fundamental keyboard skills. Emphasis on sight reading, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, technique and repertoire study. Prerequisite: PERB 1205 or equivalent; audition for placement required. Not open to music majors.
5107. Keyboard Skills for Choral Conductors I. (fall term) Keyboard competencies for choral conductors, including basic technical patterns, harmonization and relevant score reading. Review course for the M.S.M. and M.M. in choral conducting keyboard proficiency requirement.
5108. Keyboard Skills for Choral Conductors II. (spring term) Advanced keyboard competencies for choral conductors, including basic technical patterns, harmonization and relevant score reading. Review course for the M.S.M. and M.M. choral conducting keyboard proficiency requirement.
1206. Class Voice. A course in basic singing techniques and interpretive skills, suitable for beginning singers and students with singing experience but little formal training.
2017, 2117, 5017, 5117. Meadows Opera Workshop. Exploration of operatic styles, role study, basic acting techniques and dramatic analysis. Eligibility by audition for the annual main stage production. Meets concurrently with the Meadows Opera Ensemble. Open to all undergraduate and graduate voice majors.
2106. Diction: Italian. (fall term) Principles of pronunciation and enunciation for singing in Italian. Phonetic practice and practical application to the performance of art songs and arias.
2107. Diction: German. (spring term) Principles of pronunciation and enunciation for singing in German. Phonetic practice and practical application to the performance of art songs and arias.
2108. Diction: English. (fall term) Principles of pronunciation and enunciation for singing in English. Phonetic practice and practical application to the performance of art songs and arias.
2109. Diction: French. (spring term) Principles of pronunciation and enunciation for singing in French. Phonetic practice and practical application to the performance of art songs and arias.
2206. Class Voice. A course in singing techniques and interpretive skills, suitable for students with some singing experience but little formal training. Prerequisite: PERB 1206.
5101, 5201. Directed Studies in Voice.
5208. Advanced Acting for Voice Majors. (fall term) Scene study, character development, preparing and researching repertoire, sets, props and costumes. Not repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in VOIC, two terms of Opera Workshop or Opera Ensemble completed, and consent of applied teacher.
Performance Ensembles (PERE)
Large Ensembles (PERE)
1012, 1112. Mustang Marching Band. Preparation and performance of music for field performances.
1013, 1113. Meadows Chorale. This mixed choir features the most advanced vocal talent in the University. Meadows Chorale is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall term.
1014, 1114. Concert Choir. This large, mixed ensemble performs a variety of choral repertoire and is open to all students through audition. Auditions are held at the beginning of every term.
1017, 1117. SMU Symphony Band. Open to all students, including music majors, non-music majors and community members. This ensemble provides a concert band experience, exploring band music ranging from transcriptions to original works. Does not meet the large-ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.
1018, 1118. Meadows Symphony Orchestra. The Meadows Symphony Orchestra is a large orchestra that performs major repertoire. Non-music majors who want an orchestral performance experience are invited to audition.
1019, 1119. Meadows Wind Ensemble. The Meadows Wind Ensemble is open to all students on an audition selection basis. Although the majority of the membership is composed of students who are majoring or minoring in music, any University student may audition. The Meadows Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of literature that encompasses both the symphonic band and wind orchestra idioms.
1076, 1176. Choral Union. A large, mixed ensemble open to students, faculty staff and the greater SMU community. Repertoire includes major works with orchestra. Does not satisfy the vocal or large-ensemble requirement for voice majors or concentrations. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
4050, 4150. Meadows Opera Ensemble. Musical preparation, rehearsal and performance of one-act operas, opera excerpts and/or a complete role. Eligibility, by audition, for the annual main stage production. Dramatic coaching and role study. Meets concurrently with Meadows Opera Workshop. Spring term participants in the ensemble will be required to attend an additional 50-minute rehearsal weekly to prepare for a combined choral-orchestra concert. For senior voice performance and second-year M.M. in voice performance majors only. Prerequisites: Two terms of Opera Workshop or equivalent previous experience.
Chamber Ensembles (PERE)
1015, 1115. Meadows Jazz Orchestra. Rehearsal and performance of standard and original works for jazz ensembles. By audition.
3020, 3120. Meadows World Music Ensemble. Exploration of rhythms, melodies, forms and basic ethnic percussion techniques from a variety of cultures including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Composition, improvisation and performances within forms of ethnic traditions adapted to Western instruments. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
3030, 3130. Meadows Guitar Ensemble. Prerequisite: Guitar major or consent of instructor.
3070, 3170. Chamber Ensemble: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion. Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of three or more mixed instruments, one to a part, without conductor.
3071, 3171. Chamber Ensemble: Keyboard. Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of keyboard and two or more additional instruments or voice, one to a part, without conductor.
3072, 3172. Chamber Ensemble: Strings. Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of three or more mixed instruments, one to a part, without conductor.
3073, 3173. Meadows Percussion Ensemble. Rehearsal and performance of standard percussion ensemble literature. By audition.
3074, 3174. Chamber Ensemble: Voice. Preparation and performance of chamber music repertoire that includes a solo singer with a small instrumental ensemble without a conductor.