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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What's Happening Now
Our annual Trombone Workshop will be January 21, from 9 am- 5:30 pm. The workshop will feature clinics, masterclasses, recitals, and participation events. At 7:30 pm, there will be a recital by Jeremy Wilson in Harris Concert Hall. See schedule and read more.
The University of Memphis Honor Choir will be January 26-27, 2017. The event will feature Dr. Julie Yu, guest conductor, and Daniel Elder, composer-in-residence.
The University of Memphis Honor Band will be February 2-4, 2017. The event will feature Dr. Daniel Belongia, conductor, Jereme Frey, conductor and Prof. Gary Green, guest artist/teacher. Register here.
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.
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