Meadows School of the Arts 2021
Alfred Mouledous, professor of piano in Meadows School of the Arts, retires after a prolific 66-year career at SMU. He joined the University in 1955 after earning a B.M. and M.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. As a student, Mouledous won a Fulbright Award to study in Paris with renowned French musician, Alfred Cortot; Mouledous was also a scholarship student of acclaimed German pianist, Walter Gieseking. Early in his career, he performed radio concerts and introduced the 1950s Recital Hall series with broadcaster Arthur Godfrey on NBC. Later, Professor Mouledous served as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's pianist for nearly four decades and also performed as a guest soloist and chamber recitalist with other major orchestras and notable conductors throughout the U.S. He has recorded for the Mercury, Envoy and VOX music labels, judged piano competitions worldwide and given master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Over the decades, he has drawn exceptional piano students to SMU from around the globe and is revered not only for his knowledge and talent, but for his encouraging teaching style. Few piano teachers today have had as much influence as Professor Mouledous. He retires as professor emeritus of music.