A renowned music school at one of the largest universities in Tennessee.
Located in the heart of music-rich Memphis, Tennessee, The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music provides the best of both worlds: personal instruction in music from accomplished artist-scholars, and all the benefits of a large, world-class university. With an international reputation for excellence, we have always attracted top talent. Our renowned music program offers bachelor's through doctoral degrees in 29 areas of concentration. As Tennessee's only doctoral degree granting program in music, we are setting the tone for creativity and excellence.
We are a comprehensive music 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. We present more performances than any other music organization in the Mid-South. Our teaching and research are deeply devoted to the preservation and growth of music as an art, a craft, a profession, and a treasury of human wisdom.
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Performances by classical guitarists Lily Afshar, Stephen Mattingly, Heike Matthiesen, and Douglas Niedt will highlight the 5th Memphis International Guitar Festival at the School of Music. This event, which will be held from March 31 to April 2, 2017, will include three concerts, three master classes and a competition in two rounds. The festival is sponsored by the Augustine Foundation and the D'Addario Foundation.
The April 28 Hear 901 music festival will feature acts from the UofM including The Band CAMINO, Aaron James, Kyndle McMahan, Sonic Pulse, Flirting with Sincerity, and Haley Daniels. The Festival, produced entirely by our students, will take place at the Bluff at 535 S. Highland. 8:00 PM. Tickets are $6.25 in advance, $8 at the door and $20 for VIP.
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