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.
music speaks here
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
The Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra offers you two exciting opportunities to hear them perform on November 22 and November 24. On Sunday November 22 at 2:00 pm the ensemble hits the "Who's Making Music in Memphis" series at the Memphis Public Library. The program for this concert puts the spotlight on classic big band jazz. If you miss the Library concert, or even if you don't, meet us at the UofM Harris Concert Hall on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 for an encore performance.
The holidays will be filled with music and memories as the School of Music ushers in the season. Performances by student ensembles will include old favorites and some new, original works. Wednesday, December 2, 12:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall. Admission is free.
In the December 2 Wind Ensemble concert, you will be moved by three forces of nature as the ensemble presents works that evoke wind, water and fire. Igor Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Debussy's The Engulfed Cathedral; and Andrew Boss' Tetelestai. Harris Concert Hall at 7:30 pm.
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