A renowned music school at one of the largest universities in Tennessee.
When you come to the School of Music at the UofM in Memphis, TN, you get the best of both worlds. You will learn, grow and receive personal attention from accomplished artist-scholars, but also have the benefits of being part of a large, world class-university. Our renowned program offers bachelor's through doctoral degrees in 29 areas of concentration, with the distinction of being Tennessee's only doctoral degree granting program in music. In a city as live-music-rich as Memphis, the music school is proud to present more performances than any other music organization in the Mid-South. We are setting the tone for creativity and excellence in music.
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Every day we capitalize on the music innovation heritage of Memphis, TN. The School of Music has always attracted top talent and continues to cement our international reputation for excellence. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis is a comprehensive school, known for our diversity and dedication to our role as a cultural and intellectual resource for the university, the city, and the wider musical world. In our teaching and research, we are deeply devoted to the preservation and growth of music as an art, as a craft, as a profession, and as a treasury of human wisdom.
What's Happening Now
Wind and Percussion Ensemble auditions will be held August 21-23, 2015. Students may register online at https://memphis.jury-system.com and download selections for their instrument at http://1drv.ms/1LEa76R.
Dr. Jack Cooper, director of jazz studies and associate professor at the School of Music, will spend the 2015/2016 academic year serving as composer and arranger in residence with Berlin Jazz Orchestra. He will collaborate with internationally known jazz artists Marc Secara and Jiggs Whigham who co-direct the BJO. Dr. Cooper will also serve as visiting professor at the SRH Hochschule der populären Künste. He will be on professional development assignment for one year living in the Schöneberg district of Berlin, Germany.
The Orff Summer Institute will be held at the School of Music July 6-17, 2015. Training in Levels I through III will be offered. Orff is a developmental approach to teaching music, combining music and movement into lessons that are similar to a child's world of play. Learn more and apply here.