Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music College of Communication and Fine Arts Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
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Application Information

To become enrolled in the School of Music, all prospective students must apply to the University of Memphis and be accepted and apply to the School of Music and be accepted. Acceptance to the University does not mean acceptance into a music program;  acceptance by the School is contingent upon being accepted by the University.  Seek enrollment in the University by contacting the Undergraduate Office of Admissions at 901-678-2111 or the Graduate Office of Admissions at 901-678-2911.  Applications to the University and to the School of Music are available online.

To apply to the School of Music go to  Click on Future Students.  Click on APPLY NOW.  At APPLY NOW you will be asked to log on to DecisionDesk in order to make your application to the School.  When you log on, write down your name and password.  You will be able to log in and out of your application, “Save and Exit” or “Save and Continue” until you are ready to submit your application.  Once your application is submitted, you will be able to revisit but you, yourself will not be able to change the content of your application. 

Start your application to the School soon.  Registration for Fall 2014 and Spring 2014 opens September 1, 2013.  Be aware of  deadline dates but start your application soon and apply early. 

There are seven steps for undergraduates and six for graduates that make a complete application.  Everyone is asked for contact data, information about your musical study and performance experience as well as your academic status.  Graduates are required to upload a resume;  this is optional for undergraduates.  Everyone is asked to provide names and email addresses of two recommenders who will be contacted about your recommendation request by DecisionDesk.  The majority of concentrations require audition so prepare to list the title and composer of the pieces you will perform during your audition.  The essays that are required of Music Industry students can be uploaded.  Various documents and compositions that are required of graduate students will need to be uploaded. Just follow and answer the questions.

The School of Music step by step application is easy to read and easy to complete.  You will want to put time and thought into the application process so that it reflects who you are, what you want to do with music, and how we will achieve that together at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

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