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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance: Guitar, B.M.

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The Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance prepares guitarists to enter the world of professional music with the highest possible skill levels as soloists, teachers, and ensemble musicians. All areas of musicianship and guitar technique are studied in depth. Emphasis is given to repertoire development, pedagogy, and the history of the instrument. Students receive an unusual amount of individual attention in order to optimize their learning experience at SMU.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major

Core Courses

Private Study (16 Credit Hours)

Guitar Ensemble (8 Credit Hours)

Pedagogy (3 Credit Hours)

Repertoire (2 Credit Hours)

MUTH Electives (6 Credit Hours)

At the 3000 level or above

MUHI Elective (3 Credit Hours)

At the 4000 level or above

PERE Large Ensemble (4 Credit Hours)

Music/AMAE Electives (11 Credit Hours)

Total for the Major Only: 84 Credit Hours

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