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Welcome to the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. The School of Music offers bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in 29 areas of concentration and has the distinction of being Tennessee’s only doctoral degree granting program in music. We are proud to present more performances than any other music organization in the Mid-South.


On April 24 and 26, University of Memphis Opera will present Speed Dating Tonight!, a work conceived by School of Music stage director Dean Anthony with music and words by Michael Ching, former artistic director of Opera Memphis. The opera imagines a speed dating session at a bar in contemporary America. With traditional opening and closing numbers, the middle section of the opera is a group of short “dater arias.” Times, location and ticket prices.



Dr. Sidney McKay was inducted into the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame on Friday, April 10, 2015.  The event took place at the Tennessee Music Educators Association’s State Convention held at the Cannon Center and Cook Convention Center.  Dr. McKay was a long time director of the U of M bands program.



jiang The Belz-Parker Artists Ascending concert series honored Rudi and Honey Scheidt and Maestro Pu-Qi Jiang for service to the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in a concert on March 23. For nearly 50 years, Artists Ascending has provided performing opportunities for rising classical talents, many of whom have achieved wide recognition. Among them are violinists Itzhak Perlman and Gil Shaham, pianist Jonathan Biss, and conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim.


The Orff Summer Institute will be held at the School of Music July 6-17, 2015.  Training in Levels I through III will be offered. Orff is a developmental approach to teaching music, combining music and movement into lessons that are similar to a child's world of play.  Learn more and apply here.

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