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 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 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 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
The School of Music is now accepting applications for 2017-2018! Apply here.
Brown bag it and come to the second Out to Lunch Concert on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:35 pm. It will be an hour of live music performed by our students and will feature a variety of music including soloists and small ensembles. Harris Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Performances by classical guitarists Lily Afshar, Stephen Mattingly, Heike Matthiesen, and Douglas Niedt will highlight the 5th Memphis International Guitar Festival at the School of Music. This event, which will be held from March 31 to April 2, 2017, will include three concerts, three master classes, a competition in two rounds, and a student showcase. The festival is sponsored by the Augustine Foundation and the D'Addario Foundation.
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