Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Music Composition, M.M.

Adviser: Kevin Hanlon

Required Courses

Total: 3 Credit Hours


Two terms

Total: 0-2 Credit Hours


Chosen with adviser’s approval

Total: 1-3 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


  • It is expected that the student will actively study composition every term in residence at SMU.
  • The thesis work may be for any medium and must be equivalent in complexity and accomplishment to an eight- to ten-minute concert work for orchestra. A brief proposal of the work must be submitted for approval to the thesis committee upon enrollment for thesis credit.
  • A degree recital (MURE 6001 ) consisting of works completed during graduate study is to be presented for approval by the student’s committee.