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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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News & Events
Cross College Collaboration Awards Artistic Works and Events
The Inter-Play Arts Award will provide funding to students and faculty in exploration of their personal voice through new forms of artistic expression.Read More >
Jonathan Colbert Brings Wealth of Experience to the Performance Division
For incoming instructor of double bass Jonathan Colbert, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is the latest stop on a musical journey that has taken him around the world and back again.Read More >
Dror Baitel Brings Wealth of Knowledge to the School of Music
Visiting Assistant Professor of Opera and Conducting Dror Baitel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a collaborative artist to his new position with The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.Read More >
Jeff Cohran Returns Home to Build the Next Generation of Music Business Majors
Jeff Cohran brings a wealth of real-life experience to his position as new instructor of music business. Cohran will return to his hometown of Memphis as a leader in his field this fall when he joins the school of music faculty to help build the next generation of music business majors.Read More >