At the School of Music in Memphis, TN, you can fill your world with music, like no place else.

SEPTEMBER     OCTOBER     NOVEMBER     DECEMBER

September 11, 7:30 pm
Chris Butler, bass
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

September 15, 7:30 pm
Opening Night at the Scheidt
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free but you must have a reservation. Reserve at Memphis.edu/concerttix.
A preview of the Memphis concert season, performed by artists from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, featuring works that will be performed by Opera Memphis, the   Memphis Symphony Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, Concerts International, and the Memphis Chamber Music Society.

September 18, 7:30 pm
Kevin Sanders, tuba
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

September 24, 2:30 pm
Death by Aria
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The annual "Death by Aria" concert  will be transformed this year as our opera students showcase the work of American composer Jake Heggie. He is best known   for his opera Dead Man Walking, the story of a death row inmate and his relationship with a nun who ministered to the prisoners there. Heggie   will be at the University of Memphis for a weekend residency and this performance will be the culmination of his time here.

September 25, 7:30 pm
UofM Commercial Music Combos
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats
and original compositions.   

September 26, 7:30 pm
A Choral Sampler
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
This unique performance gives concert goers a musical snapshot of the fall season of the Collegiate Choir, University Singers, and University Chamber Choir. Each ensemble presents a sample of what will be performed at upcoming concerts. 

September 28, 7:30 pm
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff,Students Free

October 3, 7:30 pm
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff,Students Free

October 4, 7:30 pm
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

October 5, 7:30 pm
UofM Jazz Singers and Jazz Ensemble II
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
A small singing ensemble and a big band.  Both dedicated to the sounds of jazz.

October 6, 7:30 pm
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis' resident new music ensemble. Contemporary Chamber Players, will premiere works written by University of Memphis student composers.

October 12, 7:30 pm
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff, Students Free

October 13, 7:30 pm
Reformation Celebration Concert
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

October 18, 7:30 pm
Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin: Discovery in a Single Tone
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Elizabeth Brown and Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute); Issui Minegishi, ichigenkin (one-string koto). A lecture/demonstration exploring the historical solitude and philosophy of these unique traditional Japanese instruments as well as their passage into the modern world.

October 19, 5:30 pm
Octubafest
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
2017 series will feature an internationally renowned guest artist, University of Memphis faculty, and will showcase the University of Memphis "Bottom Line Tuba Ensemble."  Visit tuba.memphis.edu for more information.

October 19, 7:30 pm
Octubafest
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
2017 series will feature an internationally renowned guest artist, University of Memphis faculty, and will showcase the University of Memphis "Bottom Line Tuba Ensemble."  Visit tuba.memphis.edu for more information.

October 20, 7:30 pm
Memphis Piano Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The weekend will include a piano competition, master classes and extravaganza concerts by guest artists and faculty. Faculty Extravaganza Concert I will feature Dr. Rochelle Sennet, Associate Professor of Piano,
University of Illinois; Dr. Cahill Smith, Assistant Professor of Piano, Lee University; Dr. Jasmin Arakawa, Assistant Professor of Piano, University of Florida; Dr. Cathal Breslin, Assistant Professor of Piano UofM and Dr. Artina McCain, Assistant Professor of Piano UofM.


October 21, 7:30 pm

Memphis Piano Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The weekend will include a piano competition, master classes and extravaganza concerts by guest artists and faculty. Faculty Extravaganza Concert II will feature Dr. Rochelle Sennet, Associate Professor of Piano,
University of Illinois; Dr. Cahill Smith, Assistant Professor of Piano, Lee University; Dr. Jasmin Arakawa, Assistant Professor of Piano, University of Florida; Dr. Cathal Breslin, Assistant Professor of Piano UofM and Dr. Artina McCain, Assistant Professor of Piano UofM.

October 22, 2:30 pm
Memphis Piano Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
College and winners' recital.

October 24, 7:30 pm
UofM Chamber Choir
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis Chamber Choir will present varied repertoire representing historic music as well as contemporary choral works.This concert will also feature CoroRio, a community youth women's chorus based in DeSoto County, MS, directed by Reese and Joelle Norris.

October 25, 5:30 pm
Octubafest
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
2017 series will feature an internationally renowned guest artist, University of Memphis faculty, and will showcase the University of Memphis "Bottom Line Tuba Ensemble."  Visit tuba.memphis.edu for more information.

October 25, 7:30 pm
Octubafest
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
2017 series will feature an internationally renowned guest artist, University of Memphis faculty, and will showcase the University of Memphis "Bottom Line Tuba Ensemble."  Visit tuba.memphis.edu for more information.

October 30, 7:30 pm
Faculty Jazz Group
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
The jazz faculty of the University of Memphis presenting small group repertoire from the jazz
greats. 

October 31, 7:30 pm
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff, Students Free

November 1, 12:30 pm
Out to Lunch Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
An entertaining hour highlighting the best of the School of Music. Soloists and ensembles from jazz to opera.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the break!

November 3, 7:30 pm
Sound Fuzion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Sound Fuzion will raise the roof of Harris Concert Hall with the best in pop, rock, and country music.

November 3, 7:30 pm
U.S. Navy Commodores Big Band
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free 
Jazz is America's music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble, have
been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world.

November 5, 4:00 pm
UofM Collegiate Choir
Location to be announced
Admission is free

November 5, 7:30 pm
UofM Percussion Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

November 6, 7:30 pm
UofM Commercial Music Combos
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats and original compositions. 

November 7, 7:30 pm
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff,Students Free

November 8, 7:30 pm
Concerts International presents the Weiss, Kaplan, Stumpf Piano Trio, with UofM faculty members John Chiego, bass and Lenny Schranze, viola
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets for UofM students in the music office.
Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority and experience, energy, and passion. Hailed by The New York Times as "Three strong voices, locked in sequence," these three musicians comprise an ensemble that embraces the music of the future while offering fresh insights into three centuries of masterworks.

November 11, 1:00 pm
UofM Soloists Competition
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
Students vie for top honors and the opportunity to perform as soloists with the UofM Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.

November 13, 7:30 pm
UofM Jazz Singers and Jazz Ensemble II
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
A small singing ensemble and a big band.  Both dedicated to the sounds of jazz.

November 14, 7:30 pm
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff, Students Free

November 15, 7:30 pm
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Ensemble performance of new music.

November 17, 7:30 pm
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

November 18, 7:30 pm
Concerts International presents the Ceruti Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The quartet continues their series of the complete Beethoven quartets. Since its inception in 1994, the Ceruti Quartet has brought chamber music to audiences of all ages in performances described variously as "spirited, richly colorful, and incisive" and "intimately poetic."

November 19, 3:00 pm
University Singers
St. John Episcopal Church
Admission is free

December 1, 7:30 pm
UofM Opera Presents Cosi fan tutte
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff, Students Free

December 3, 3:00pm
UofM Opera Presents Cosi fan tutte
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff, Students Free

December 5, 7:30 pm
UofM Chamber Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

December 6, 12:30
School of Music Holiday Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The holidays will be filled with music and memories as the School of Music ushers in the season.
Performances by student ensembles will include old favorites and some new, original works.

December 6, 7:30 pm
New Sounds
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
New music written and performed by University of Memphis students.