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 30 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.
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
Requirements for ensemble auditions are now published. Please find your instrument
Wind and Percussion
In an unprecedented collaboration between a university and a professional symphony orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will partner with the UofM to create the premier destination in the Mid-South for music training and performance, music outreach and arts-centered, cross-sector community development. Read more.
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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