Surveying The Big Events at Meadows School of the Arts

What's going on at Meadows School of the Arts--from Theatre to Dance.

The 2014 SMU Commencement Address by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings gave the Commencement address at SMU on May 17, 2014, joining the University in celebrating the academic accomplishments of more than 2,100 students. Mayor Rawlings was introduced by SMU President R. Gerald Turner.

Meadows Music Professor Robert Krout Shares Music Therapy Song “For Our Lives”

This music therapy song was written to share the power of people united in song for the common good. It is dedicated to Pete Seeger and his life's work for social change through music and song.

SMU Music Professor Robert Krout Shares Music Therapy Song “Be All Right”

This music therapy songs speaks from the point of view of a teen who has experienced the death of a loved one. The message is that with work, memories, love, and support, things will "be all right".

Watch Meadows Alum Hannah Rigg Sing in the Chorus of the 2014 Super Bowl

SMU alum, 'Singing Sergeant' Hannah Rigg ('12) was in the chorus for the National Anthem at the Super Bowl!

Bite-Sized Scenes from Bite-Sized Opera

Every member of the Meadows Opera Theatre Ensemble sang 60-second arias last week. This was the scene. More at

Quick Scenes from the Opera Free For All: Saints and Sinners

The students of opera perform bite-sized scenes of classic operas in the Bob Hope Lobby.

Radio Interview with Music Therapy Major Alethea Pettinger on WRR 101.1FM

Alethea Pettinger is a Meadows Music Therapy major completing her BM. She is a current Intern at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Dallas, and recorded this terrific interview on WRR 101.1 FM as part of a "Classic Cafe" show. She speaks to music therapy, the MSA Music Therapy Program, and plays unaccompanied violin as part of her interview.

Meadows Prize Winners 2013-2014 Spring Residency

Violist Nadia Sirota and interdisciplinary artist Tania Bruguera, winners of the 2013 Meadows Prize at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, conducted the first half of their residencies at SMU in April. The prize includes housing for a one-month residency in Dallas, along with expenses and a $25,000 stipend. In return, recipients are expected to interact in a substantive way with Meadows students and collaborating arts organizations, and to leave a lasting legacy in Dallas. Both artists will return in Fall 2013 to complete their residencies.

Opera Free For All: Favorite Moments from Favorite Operas

Under the direction of Hank Hammett, the Meadows Opera Theatre performed their favorite moments from their favorite operas in the Bob Hope Lobby this afternoon. Photos by Brian Hwu.

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