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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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What's Happening Now

newfacultyThe School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of three new faculty members: Harvey Felder, Director of Orchestral Activities; Sam Shoup, Jazz and Commercial Music; and Michael Shults, Saxophone. Read more about them here.



operaAaron Copland's operatic masterpiece The Tender Land tells of a 1930s farm family in the Midwest and is the story of Laurie Moss, a young girl on the eve of her high school graduation. Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm in Harris Concert Hall. There is a pre-performance lecture about the opera 45 minutes prior to each performance. Purchase tickets at or by calling 901-678-1651.



percussionVisitors to Shelby Farms on Earth Day will experience a musical presentation like no other. On Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm, University of Memphis percussionists from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will disperse over a broad area to perform a piece, Inuksuit, written expressly for a new type of experience. The audience will be encouraged to wander freely through the performance so each person will have a unique listening experience.


martinMayor Jim Strickland, Memphis Office of Youth Services, & The Memphis Youth City Council presents Music For Martin on April 26, 2018 at the Cannon Center featuring the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the concert begins at 6:30. Admission is free with three canned food items.


campHigh school and middle school students will challenge themselves, have fun and make new friends this summer at the UofM Summer Music Camp. Learn from world-class musicians and take part in exciting performances. Learn more and register here.


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