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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS Rudi E Scheidt School of Music

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

TENNESSEE

City:

MEMPHIS


Street Address:

Room 123 Music Building, 3775 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA


Program:

Undergraduate program

Details:

Bachelor of Music. Four years. Concentrations in performance, composition, jazz studies (performance, composition, arranging), music history, commercial music, music education (with choral and instrumental conducting), music business, recording technology, sound design. Bachelor of Fine Arts. Four years. In musical theatre.


Program:

Graduate programs

Details:

Master of Music. In performance, choral, wind band and orchestral conducting, jazz studies, Suzuki pedagogy, Orff Schulwerk, composition, musicology, music education, pedagogy. Master of Music Education. Doctor of Musical Arts. Doctor of Philosophy.


Program:

Diploma program

Details:

Artist Diploma. For advanced performance in voice or violin.


Institution Notes:

A state university founded in 1909 as a teachers’ college. It gained its current name and status in 1957. The music program has particular strengths in opera, jazz and recording technology. Ensembles include two orchestras, three bands, numerous chamber music groups, choral groups, jazz combos and a new music ensemble. Facilities include a state-of-the-art recording studio and an electronic music laboratory. The music library includes the Oettingen-Wallerstein collection of manuscripts and printed scores from court and monastery libraries of early 17th to late 19th century eastern Germany, as well as early 16th to late 18th century manuscripts of music in English libraries. The School of Music holds a summer institute of Orff Schulwerk. A Community Music School offers music tuition to children and interested members of the local community, including Suzuki programs in violin, viola, cello, harp, guitar, flute and piano, as well as a Kindermusik program and programs for senior citizens. There is a Preparatory Studies Division catering for gifted high school students. A second campus is in Jackson. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


Last Updated:

June 2020