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Our New Destination for The Arts Is Underway

The University of Memphis and the entire Mid-South are eagerly awaiting the completion of the Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Not only will the Center provide much-needed facilities for School initiatives, but it will also allow us to continue building upon our relationships with other arts programs in the region by hosting many of their performances on our campus.

The project's design team, Memphis-based firms Archimania and Fleming Architects, and Chicago-based theater designer Schuler Shook, are nearing completion with an expected opening date of fall 2022.

Your Support Will Change The Face Of Music In Memphis

The new Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center will be equipped with world-class facilities that can support its role as the largest and most comprehensive school of music in the region. The 82,000-square-foot Music Center boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall, expanded stage space, exceptional acoustics, dedicated rehearsal spaces and classrooms and modern music laboratories. The overall goal is to raise $1 million to ensure students move into the new Scheidt Family Music Center with all the resources they need to succeed. A portion of the funding will be used to equip the Scheidt School of Music with the most up-to-date technology and recording equipment that supports advances such as real-time synchrony with musicians from around the world. Gifts will also be used to purchase instruments and create a borrowing program that will give students who cannot afford instruments the ability to borrow one for a limited time.

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

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music recently launched Strike a Chord: Scheidt School of Music Drive for Excellence Fund at the University of Memphis. Together, Susan Arney, Rudi Scheidt Jr., Elkan Scheidt and Helen Gronauer, all children of the late Honey and Rudi E. Scheidt, committed, $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. For questions about how to be a part of our continued success, please contact Meredith Powers.

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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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Concert Hall

If you love music get ready to sit up, sit back, and sit proudly!

The curtain is about to rise on our beautiful new Scheidt Family Music Center on Central Avenue. Celebrate your love of music or surprise family and friends by naming a seat.

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