Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Community Music School
Suzuki Institute General Information



Rooms are available in an air-conditioned dormitory within walking distance of the Institute.  The cost includes linens.  There is no charge for children under two years of age.  Parking passes can be purchased at the Richardson Towers desk upon arrival.  Participants staying in dormitories should bring pillows, towels, washcloths, and blankets.  No refunds for late arrivals or early departures.
The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis is located across the street from the Music Building at 3700 Central Ave.  All guest rooms are two-room suites. Limited space is available.  For more information call 901-678-8200 or 800-HOLIDAY, or you may visit their website at


Meals are the responsibility of the participant.  Meals are available on campus at the Tiger Den (buffet), University Center (food court), Richardson Towers (cafeteria), and nearby restaurants.

Sunday evening, we will provide a pizza dinner for all Institute participants.  Other family members may order a pizza dinner for $8.00.  Please indicate this on the registration form.  Each pizza dinner includes 2 slices from a variety of pizzas, dessert, and a drink.

Monday evening, there will be a cook-out for all Institute participants.  Other family members may order a meal for $8.00.  Please indicate this on the registration form.  Meal will include choice of hamburger, cheeseburger or hot dog, chips, cake, and a drink.

The Campus

The campus of the University of Memphis offers excellent educational and recreational facilities to its students.  The Institute is held on the main campus of the University and all buildings are within a short walking distance of one another.

Area Attractions

A wide variety of restaurants are within a short driving distance, as are many major attractions in the city, including the Children's Museum, IMAX Theater and Pink Palace Museum, National Civil Rights Museum, Botanical Gardens, Memphis Zoo, Graceland, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

Financial Aid

The Community Music School has a limited number of financial aid awards available to assist families in need.  Financial aid awards are partial (10%, 15% and 30% off tuition), and eligibility is determined by gross household income and number of household members.  Financial aid awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are funded as long as there are available resources.  For more information and application, please call the CMS office at 901-678-4244.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws prior to May 22, a full refund of tuition will be made.  No refunds, full or partial, will be made after May 22.  Registration fee, extra Sunday pizza dinner fees, extra cook-out dinner fees and extra t-shirt fees are non-refundable.




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