Your Support Will Change The Face Of Music In Memphis

The new Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center has world-class facilities supporting its role as the region's largest and most comprehensive music school. 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 goal is to raise $1 million to ensure students thrive in the new Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center with all the necessary resources to succeed. A portion of the funding will equip the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music with the most up-to-date technology and recording equipment that supports advances such as real-time synchrony with musicians worldwide. 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.

Our fundraising efforts continue to fully equip our state-of-the-art facility with needed equipment and support for an instrument-lending program for students.

If you want to support the future of music in Memphis, please contact Meredith Powers at meredith.powers@memphis.edu or 859.749.6385.

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Thank you to our supporters.

Scheidt Family Foundation


Plough Foundation The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. Helen and Jabie Hardin Charitable Trust
Drs. Russel L. and Joy B. Wiener Charles and Margaret Hubbert  George and Pat Traicoff 
Fred and Charlotte Hodges Pearl Wales Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Dinkelspiel
James R. Humphreys Gerald and Elizabeth Marshall Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ferraro
Marjean and Richard Kremer First Horizon Foundation Tommie Smith Dunavant
Circle Music Belz 2008 Foundation Joanne and Roy Howard Family + Bailard Foundation
Rick and Sandy Spell  Barbara Mashburn Ms. Rebecca W. Ballou
The Rushing Family The Presley Family The Jalenak Family 
The Meskin Family  Brenda and Fred Grinder Lyda G. Parker
Brown Brothers Harriman