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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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Ryan Fisher

Fisher Named Interim Dean of College of Communication and Fine Arts

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music congratulates Dr. Ryan Fisher on being named interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

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Mighty Sound of the South

Mighty Sound of the South Kicks-off the Season with Preview Show

Come get game day ready at the Mighty Sound of the South at their 2022 Preview Show! Tiger fans are invited to a sneak peek of the upcoming soundtrack for Memphis Tigers Football.

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Orff Summer Institute

BBQ, Blues + Orff Schulwerk! Orff Summer Institute July 11-22

Learn to engage your students in joyful music-making and dance while you develop supportive connections with instructors and colleagues at the University of Memphis Orff Summer Institute.

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School of Music Awards

School of Music Bestows Awards on Top Students

The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is honored to recognize student, faculty and staff achievements with the following awards for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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