Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Re-opening Plans For Fall 2020
On July 30, the University announced that for the first month of the fall semester,
curriculum delivery will be virtual/remote. Some face-to-face instruction that is
simply not possible to conduct virtually will continue on campus, including some instruction
in the School of Music. All face-to-face instruction will be conducted in small numbers
and follow the carefully developed guidelines and protocols outlined in the return
to campus plan.
We want to assure you that we're ready to get everyone back to school safely and with the utmost regard for any concerns you may have. Here are our answers to the questions we receive most often. Please check this page frequently for updates.
Frequently asked questions
The answer for most of our music students is yes. We know that most of our students want face-to-face lessons with their teacher each week. Most professors will be scheduling lessons in a hybrid method that includes a combination of online and in-person delivery. In-person lessons will follow CDC guidelines for appropriate social distancing standards and include other protective measures of masks, plexiglass barriers, as well as medical-grade air purifiers. This will be our “new normal” until we have highly effective COVID 19 therapies or a safe and effective vaccine. However, please understand we have some faculty and students in high-risk groups. We support remote applied instruction in those circumstances to ensure appropriate accommodations for those with such needs.
To start the process, you should complete the Request for Course Modification due to COVID-19 form at https://www.memphis.edu/drs/covid19-info.php. For help with this process, you may contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at email@example.com.
Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
All fall 2020 classes will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020.
School of Music
All School of Music faculty and staff are accessible by email and available to schedule Zoom appointments from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You can locate faculty and staff email addresses here.
For all other questions related to the School of Music’s re-opening plans, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University at Large
Police Services is dedicated to making The University of Memphis a safe place to learn and work. Emergency calls should be reported by calling 901.678.HELP (4357) and non-emergency calls should use 901.678.3848, or e-mail email@example.com.
For all other questions related to the University’s reopening plans, please click here.
https://www.memphis.edu/umtech/teaching/ for assistance with online support.
Technology services and an introduction to ecourseware https://www.memphis.edu/umtech/teaching/ecwstudent.php
International Student Services - https://www.memphis.edu/iss/
Disability Resources for Students - https://www.memphis.edu/drs/
Counseling Center- https://www.memphis.edu/counseling/about/index.php
Health Center- https://www.memphis.edu/health/index.php
Graduate School- https://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/
Employment Opportunities- https://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/students-alumni/search-jobs-internships.php
Financial Aid- https://www.memphis.edu/financialaid/index.php
Financial: Billboard Magazine- https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9337908/coronavirus-resource-guide-music-professionals-help
Financial: American Federation of Musicians- https://www.afm.org/covid-19/
Campus Life and Student Services- https://www.memphis.edu/academicsuccess/students/index.php