The Meadows School of the Arts, formally established in 1969 at SMU in Dallas, has achieved prominence as one of the foremost arts education institutions in the United States.
The approximately 300 students in the Meadows Division of Music at Southern Methodist University 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). All degrees and diplomas offered by the Division of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The TCU School of Music is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution that features a distinguished, renowned faculty and a talented, energetic student body. The TCU School of Music offers a Bachelor of Music in Performance, a Bachelor of Music Education, and a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in music administration.
TCU offers a Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in, among others, String Instruments, Music Composition, Music Theory, Musicology, and Orchestral Conducting. There is also a Master of Music Education program.
Doctoral degrees offered include the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, each with a major (among others) in Strings. There is also a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition (with cognates in Music History or Performance) and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting (with cognates in Music History, Theory, or Performance).
The TCU School of Music also offers NASM-accredited non-degree study for a pre- or post-baccalaureate Artist Diploma.
The UNT College of Music is one of the finest comprehensive music schools in the nation. Top music students from around the world come pursue their passion for music there, cultivating their skills in our many outstanding academic programs and performance opportunities.
The Division of Instrumental Studies is one of the largest and most comprehensive instrumental faculties in the world, with 35 full-time Artist/Teacher faculty as well 20 adjunct faculty drawn from professional Dallas-Ft. Worth ensembles.
The division offers Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts performance degrees with specialization in: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, and other instruments. Current and former students have won prizes in major instrumental competitions of every genre, and are appointed to professional positions in orchestras, wind symphonies, and universities/conservatories spanning the world.