Setting the tone for creativity and excellence.
Welcome to the School of Music — a world class program offering 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, we are proud to present more performances than any other music organization in the Mid-South.
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Every day we capitalize on our region's famous music innovation heritage. We have always attracted top talent and continue 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
John Chiego has been named as Director of the School of Music effective May 15. According to UofM President M. David Rudd, "We have great confidence in his ability to lead the school in the coming years, build on a solid foundation and achieve national and international recognition for a remarkably talented group of faculty and students." Please join us in congratulating John.
After two years as an adjunct voice instructor, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has appointed Mary Wilson, soprano, assistant professor of voice. Wilson is acknowledged as one of today's most exciting young artists. Cultivating a wide-ranging career singing chamber music, oratorio and operatic repertoire, her "bright soprano seems to know no terrors, wrapping itself seductively around every phrase." (Dallas Morning News)
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.