The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of producing successful and accomplished music professionals. Anchored in the culturally diverse and musically rich, cosmopolitan city of Memphis, the School’s inclusive program is purposely designed to inspire, train, and launch sustainable careers for musicians, scholars, and industry professionals of tomorrow. Instructing over 450 students in 26 degree areas, the School’s 70 full and part-time faculty are focused on student success in and outside the classroom. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music also distinguishes itself as the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee. The Brass area boasts a slate of full-time, distinguished artist faculty that oversee a robust undergraduate and graduate chamber music program. Students study with performance faculty of international renown that prepare students for the realities of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Alumni enjoy successful careers in major orchestras, elite military ensembles, international schools, and universities worldwide Faculty are actively involved in local, national, and international performance careers, providing students real-time, real-world perspective as they begin to navigate their own professional music careers. The School’s immersive and forward-thinking curriculum along with broad community partnerships create unrivaled local and global opportunities for students and faculty. With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Music Center in 2022, the School will solidify its place as the 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. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. www.memphis.edu/music
Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis welcomes more than 22,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of the University’s strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM provides the highest quality education in one of the world’s most musically active communities.