University of Memphis

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music - Vocal Arts

Memphis, TN USA

Style & Level

Emerging Pro

Quick Facts

  • Degrees Offered: Bachelors, Master, Artist diploma, Doctorate


The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Vocal Arts Area claims alumni in successful careers in performing, teaching, conducting, and more. Based in the heart of Memphis, our program boasts almost 70 voice majors, populates three choirs, and produces two fully-staged operas with orchestra per year, in addition to myriad of recitals, chamber music programs, opera scenes and various outreach programs. Our faculty are actively involved in local, national, and international performance careers, providing our students a real-time, real-world perspective as they begin to navigate their own professional music careers.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music distinguishes itself as the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee, has an enrollment of almost 500 music majors, with instruction offered by over 60 full and part-time faculty, and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music has partnered with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in a historic collaboration to train tomorrow’s musicians and provides regular performance opportunities with organizations like Opera Memphis and the Memphis Chamber Music Society. The School is scheduled to open a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, the Scheidt Family Music Center, in spring 2022. In a city teeming with performance venues, it adds to the wonderful sound by presenting more concerts and events than any music organization in the region.

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