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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

heggieComposer Jake Heggie will be in residence at the UofM Opera, culminating with a concert of arias and songs on September 24 at 2:30 pm. He is best known for his opera Dead Man Walking, the story of a death row inmate and his relationship with a nun who ministered to the prisoners there. And don't forget the free masterclass Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM!

jazzTake the opportunity to hear something different as Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra presents a wonderful concert of big band jazz from Europe. Composers include Francy Boland, Rob Pronk, Marko Lackner, Kenny Wheeler and many others. Put on your travelling shoes and join us!  Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 pm.



The Memphis Piano Festival will be held at the School of Music October 20-22. The weekend will include a piano competition, masterclasses and extravaganza concerts each night. World renown pianists will join UofM faculty. Register now to attend!


stringsThe UofM Honors String Orchestra Festival will be held at the School of Music October 26-28. The festival will include a performance under the baton of Robert Moody, study with UofM string professors, a wellness clinic and a performance by the Ceruti Quartet. Learn more here.



2018 Music Admissions Application Is Now Live!
The 2018 School of Music Audition Days are - December 2, 2017; February 3, 17 and 24, 2018
APPLY NOW  for spring 2018 entry or fall 2018 music admission!

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