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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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Virtual Opera Scene: Puccini’s La Bohème
Under the direction of Isaac Selya, members of the University of Memphis Opera present the Act 4 Quartet of Puccini’s La Bohème
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piano pedagogy

The Music Never Stops
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music creates better musicians through an in-depth piano pedagogy program
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Changing the Narrative with Alum Garrett McQueen
Garrett McQueen's love for music has taken him to places he never dreamed 
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