Do you offer lessons on my instrument?
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music provides applied lessons on: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet,
Bass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone,
Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, all Percussion instruments, Drumset, Piano, Organ, Violin,
Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Vocal Soprano,
Vocal Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Alto, Vocal Contralto, Vocal Tenor, Vocal Counter-tenor,
Vocal Bass, Jazz Voice, and more.
When will I be notified about my audition results?
Undergraduate applicants are accepted, not accepted, or provisionally accepted into
the School of Music. Auditionees are notified of audition results within two weeks
after their audition by hard mail.
What types of scholarships are available to prospective students?
Undergraduates see the Undergraduate Scholarships section of this site. Graduates see the Graduate Assistantships section of this site.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Indicate that you are applying for a scholarship on your Undergraduate School of Music
Application. Submit the application. Have two letters of recommendation forwarded
from professionals who know your musical ability and experience. Attend your Audition
Are the scholarships renewable?
Scholarship letters define responsibilities of recipients. Most scholarships are renewable
providing the recipient complies with conditions of scholarship contract.
When will I be notified about my scholarship?
Undergraduate students who have auditioned and been selected to receive a School of
Music talent-based, performance scholarship start receiving notices by U.S. Postal
Service mail beginning March 15.
Is it possible to receive more than one scholarship?
If a student qualifies, yes. For example, deserving music students receive Talent
Based and Academic scholarships.
What are the requirements for acceptance?
To become enrolled in the School of Music, all prospective students must apply and
be accepted by both the Music School and by the University. Acceptance to the University
does not mean acceptance into the music program. Acceptance by the Music School is
contingent upon being accepted by the University.
What are the requirements for auditions?
See Audition Requirements on this site. Graduate applicants may also contact the appropriate applied faculty.
Who do I contact regarding financial aid?
You may call the Office of Student Financial Aid at 901.678.4825.
How do I schedule a Campus Tour?
Call U of M Recruitment and Orientation at 901.678.3994.
What are the basic tuition rates?
The 2012-2013 Academic Year estimated enrollment fees for a full load of 12 hours
for undergraduates are as follows: in-state — $3,952 per semester; out-of-state —
$11,308 per semester. The figures above are provided for reference only. Contact the
University Admissions Office for detailed information.
Are there fees that I should know about above tuition, housing and meals?
Music students who take a half hour applied lessons once a week pay $125 per semester.
Music students who take an hour applied lesson once a week pay $250 per semester.
Practice room keys are $5 per semester. Instrumental rental is $25 per semester. Recitals
are required by some degree programs starting in the junior year: recital fees are
$50. Fees that vary are: accompanist fees, choir dress/tuxedo, books, and materials.
Do I have to audition for the School of Music and for the Band?
If you audition to be a music major, a music minor, or to take lessons on a scheduled
Audition Day on campus, usually you will audition once for all faculty who need to