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Triple-Threat Training: The Importance of SMU’s Partnership to Premiere Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame

SMU has offered a minor in Musical Theatre for a few years now. This fall, the Division of Music is bringing a whole new performance factor to Meadows. To give us the scoop, Virginia Dupuy, a professor of voice at SMU, and Steven Jones, the founder and producer of professional musical theatre company Lyric Stage in Dallas, sat down with us to explain why musical theatre fans should look forward to this November.

October 30, 2017|

Revered Violinist Aaron Boyd Joins SMU Faculty as New Director of Chamber Music

Award-winning violinist Aaron Boyd was recently appointed the new director of chamber music at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, following a national search. Professor Boyd took time to talk with us about his personal experience with chamber music and his involvement with the esteemed Escher String Quartet. What do you find so appealing about chamber music? It so happens that, in almost every case, the greatest composers wrote their greatest works for chamber ensembles. And, as opposed to playing a great symphony of Beethoven, where you are, for the most part, carrying out the vision of the conductor as part of a very large ensemble, in chamber music your voice is a unique and powerful contributor to the final interpretation. 

October 5, 2017|