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In celebration of the University's centennial anniversary in 2012, the University of Memphis has launched the Empowering the Dream campaign. Your support of this campaign will allow the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music to realize its vision while enabling the University to reach its $250 million goal so we may provide the necessary resources to inspire the next generation of Dreamers Thinkers Doers.

Empowering the Dream Campaign

Your gift will ensure that the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music continues its tradition of excellence and grows in stature as it prepares future music educators and performers for success after graduation. The new Music Center will also engage the community in cultural experiences that promote the appreciation of music. Our signature naming opportunities are listed below.

$8 Million

Naming of the Music Center

$4 Million

Main Performance Hall
(750-900 seats)

$2 Million

Recital Hall (350 seats)

$1 Million

Studio Theatre and Jazz Cabaret
(150 seats)
Atrium and Lobby
Fountain Entrance


Scene and Costume Shop
Master Classroom


Wind Rehearsal Room
Large Ensemble Rehearsal Room
Choral Rehearsal Room
Jazz Rehearsal Room
Plaza Commons


Recording Studios (2)
Class piano labs (2)
Directors Suite
Percussion Suite 


Performance Hall Green Room
Organ practice room
State-of-the-art classrooms (6)


Piano teaching studios (4)
Chamber Music Rehearsal
Rooms (3)


Conductor's Suite
Seminar / Conference Rooms (3)


Practice Rooms (50)


Faculty Teaching Studios (50)


Seats in the Main Performance Hall


Seats in the Recital hall
Hall Green Room


Other naming opportunities beginning at $10,000 are available. For more information, please call 901.678.3625, or contact us at m.hartquist@memphis.edu.

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