Mission Statement of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis is a comprehensive
school of music dedicated to its role as a cultural and intellectual resource for
the university, the city, and the wider musical world. In its teaching and research
it is devoted to the preservation and growth of music as an art, as a craft, as a
profession, and as a treasury of human wisdom.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis offers bachelor’s
through doctoral degrees in 29 areas of concentration. The School has the distinction
of being Tennessee’s only doctoral degree granting program in music.
We are dedicated to preparing students for careers in music by instilling in them
the importance of thorough and thoughtful preparation in all musical endeavors and
by engaging them in a comprehensive learning experience. We punctuate study with a
wide variety of performance opportunities within the School, the community and internationally.
This total immersion approach is realized by faculty members who have active careers
in performance, recording and publishing – experience that fosters truth and integrity
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