"Take Your Seat" Campaign for Music Center Kicks Off with Love Songs to Memphis

January 20, 2016 - The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will present "Love Songs to Memphis" featuring Joyce Cobb and the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 901-678-2541.

The concert is the kickoff for the "Take Your Seat" campaign, introducing the opportunity for arts patrons across Memphis to dedicate a seat in the new Music Center hall as a lasting memento of their love of music and their support of the University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music.

The University of Memphis is celebrating the final phase of fundraising to construct a new $40 million Music Center to be located on Central Avenue, near the UofM Holiday Inn. At more than 40,000 sq. ft., the new center will more than double the space of the 50-year-old current building. The location facilitates the interconnected enjoyment of the visual and performing arts on campus and reinforces the UofM as a destination for the arts. Every dollar raised will be matched on a three-to-one basis by government funds.

For more information, go to memphis.edu/musiccenter.

Contact: Kimberly Roberts