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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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Scheidt Family Music Center

Strike a Chord: Scheidt School of Music Drive for Excellence Fund Launches with Matching Grant

The Scheidt Family Commits $500,000 to create a matching fund to secure donations to support students who will be learning and performing in the new Scheidt Family Music Center.

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Jazz Week

University of Memphis Hosts Annual Jazz Week

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music annual showcase celebrates Jazz legends and up-and-coming Jazz greats throughout the city of Memphis culminating with a show-stopping performance featuring UofM Alumni Charlton Johnson.

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Grammy

GRAMMY Nominations Recognize School of Music Alumni Talent and Dedication

The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music’s legacy of producing excellent musicians and music professionals and our dedication to preserving music for generations to come helps to earn multiple alumni GRAMMY nominations.

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Wendy Moten

Memphis Alumna Wendy Moten takes The Voice by storm

The four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series, The Voice, featured a showstopping Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music alumni, Wendy Moten.

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