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 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 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 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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The School of Music is now accepting applications for 2017-2018! Apply here.
Jazz Week at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the UofM is an annual celebration of everything jazz from singers to combos to big bands. This year the festival kicks off on Tuesday, February 28. Guest artists for the event are Chris Buckholz, trombone, and trumpeter and composer Bill Mobley. All events in Harris Concert Hall. Events Feb 28-Mar 3 are free. Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, Mar 4 is $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors, free to Students, UofM Faculty and Staff with ID.
We are looking forward to the March 16 performance by "Roomful of Teeth," a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques. Learn more about them here.
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, a competition in two rounds, and a student showcase. The festival is sponsored by the Augustine Foundation and the D'Addario Foundation.
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