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
The program for Opening Night at the Scheidt will be performed by the students and faculty of the School of Music, featuring works that will be performed this year by Opera Memphis, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Concerts International, IRIS and the Memphis Chamber Music Society. The concert is Saturday, September 14. Admission is free, but you must make a reservation at 901.678.2541.
It's time to get ready for large ensemble auditions. Please click on one of the links below for audition instructions and excerpts.
The audition material consists of:
1. A five-minute (5) Selection of Your Choice.
2. The Mozart "Impresario Overture" Excerpt posted here.
3. If you wish to audition for Concertmaster, the Tchaikovsky "Swan Lake" excerpt."
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