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
The School of Music is proud to announce the addition of five new faculty members who have been appointed this year. Read their complete bios here.
Dr. Marcin Arendt, violin
Heather Klossner, music education
Dr. Artina McCain, piano
Dr. Kimberly Patterson, cello
Dr. William Shaltis, 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.
The Memphis Music Camp, a five-day camp for middle and high school band and orchestra students, begins June 20. Participants work with the University of Memphis School of Music faculty and some of the Mid-South's most accomplished musicians and teachers. Students at the Memphis Music Camp are immersed in an inspiring and encouraging environment where they will participate in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, master classes, and explore other artistic disciplines. Learn more here.
The Orff Summer Institute for 2016 is July 11 - 22. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms. Levels I, II, and III will be offered. Learn more here.
Read the latest version of The Bluenote, the School of Music newsletter.