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Scheidt Music Center
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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

albertAlbert Herring is Benjamin Britten's comic masterpiece. A shy, young greengrocer must choose between the life he is expected to live and the life he wants. Find out if duty trumps desire in this touching parody of small town life. November 16 at 7:30 PM., November 18 at 3:00 PM. Harris Concert Hall. Tickets available at or at the door.

ccpIn keeping with the diversity of our times, this concert by the UofM Contemporary Chamber Players mixes works of spiritual, traditional, modern and extravert qualities. Make plans now for this program, covering the wide expanse of new music. November 20, 7:30 pm, Harris Concert Hall. Admission is free.



The 2019 Audition Days are:
December 1, 2018 (for spring 2019 admission), February 2, 2019, February 16, 2019 and February 23, 2019.


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