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Recent Events

Alumni Reception in Chattanooga
U of M Alumni in the Chattanooga area joined Tammy Hedges and Randal Rushing for a reception in mid-April.

Music Society Mixer and Concert

Members met at Otherlands in late October to support Memphis' own bands "The Perfect Vessels" (Alumnus Justin fox Burk's band) and "Vending Machine."

Music Society Mixer and Concert

World-renowned pianist and U of M professor, Victor Ascuncion, is performed the Poulenc Two Piano Concerto with Adrienne Park and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in mid November. Members met before the performance for a pre-symphony gathering at Mollie Fontaine Lounge.

Women in Jazz

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music presented "Women in Jazz," a special performance with the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra featuring Joyce Cobb, in early October.

Music Alumni Happy Hour
Members of the Music Society gathered at Jim's Place in early October for a Happy Hour.

Music Society Jam Session

The Music Society gathered in early May for a Jam Session at the Memphis Drum Shop. Gene Rush, professor emeritus of jazz and studio music at the University of Memphis, was presented with the Award of Distinction. Click here to view photos from the evening. To view photos from last year's event, click here.  

Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans
The Music Society took the True Blue Bus to New Orleans in early January to celebrate the work of our very own Dr. Jack Cooper and his Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra at the Second Annual Jazz Education Network Conference.


Message from Tommie

Click here to view a message from Tommie Pardue (B.S. '68, M.M. '71), President of the Music Alumni Club, that was recorded at the 2011 Vision Forum.


Get Involved!

The Music Alumni Club, a group for graduates and friends of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, continues to seek new alumni and friends to join our group. For more information or to get involved, contact the Alumni Association at or 901/678-ALUM.

Music Alumni Club Leadership

Tommie Pardue (BS '68, MM '71): President

Beth Rushing (MB '03): Vice President


Alumni Event Highlights

08/19 PMBA Alumni Club Annual Meeting
08/21 Washington, D.C. - AAC Alumni Happy Hour
08/23 SAB Retreat presented by Sky Zone
08/26 UMAR Garden Club - Hummingbird Festival
08/28 UMAR Exercise & Eat

Gene Rush at the 2011 Jam Session after being presented with the Award of Distinction

Music Society members in New Orleans for the 2011 Jazz Education Network Conference

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Last Updated: 4/16/13