There is an overall feeling that the new Music Center at the University of Memphis
will be much more than a venue. It will be a destination where the arts will be heard,
seen and felt. Fans of every musical genre, from all over the region, will come together
for the enjoyment of music. The Center will allow much larger productions to come
to our campus. The Center will allow us to continue to build upon our relationships
with other arts programs in the city to host their performances on our campus, reflecting
the University’s commitment to a vibrant performing arts scene in Memphis.
Due to the age and design of the current music building, the Rudi E. Scheidt School
of Music productions and community programs are limited in scope. We will finally
be able to address issues such as lack of stage space, seating and acoustically appropriate
spaces. A new Music Center at the University of Memphis will give our aspiring students
what they deserve. Since we are the only doctoral degree-granting program in music
in Tennessee, this facility will help us celebrate the innovative spirit of our students,
and continue to attract high-caliber talent to our University.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has always been an acclaimed environment for nurturing
amazing creativity. We have an impressive national and international reputation, but
just imagine what more we can do with a facility that is a truer reflection of our
stature in the music world. From intimate chamber recitals to large ensemble performances
and even full scale opera productions, our diverse offerings will be experienced in
a Music Center that is in keeping with our reputation for world-class excellence.