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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Room 121, Music Building, 3775 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
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.
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.
Artist Diploma. For advanced performance in voice or violin. Graduate Certificate in Vocology. A repetiteur training program.
A state university founded in 1912 and 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 and organises a Suzuki Institute. The 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.