University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music First Friday Tours

Picture courtesy of The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will open its doors to prospective students on first Fridays, March 3, 2023, and April 7, 2023, for them to visit the music department and learn more about its offerings, and to meet professors and faculty.

“Our First Friday events are designed to give students who are looking at pursuing a degree and music the opportunity to come to the School of Music, meet professors, and faculty members, walk around the facilities, maybe sit in on a rehearsal or class. They can also get a more in-depth feel about what it would be like to study here,” said Kristen Russell, Marketing Committee Communication Officer for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

The First Friday events are paired with the regular The University of Memphis campus tours. Student may tour the campus before or after visiting attending the First Friday tour of the School of Music. Students will be able get their questions answered about scholarships and applying for financial aid, as well as seeing a bit of campus life. Lunch will also be provided.

“We try to make sure that if they are a tuba student, we would connect them with our tuba faculty. That way, they’re getting to meet the people they would be studying with,” said Russell.

The new Scheidt School of Music building opened on February 4, 2023. Russell noted the building doubles in size the performance space and is triple the capacity of the previous building with a 900-seat performance hall.

“We have modern technology, state of the art recording studios . . . there are a lot of things we are able to do now having updated facilities and bigger spaces,” said Russell. “Offerings are going to be at a larger set scale this spring.”

The School of Music offers majors and has programs in composition, commercial music, conducting, jazz studies, music business, music education, music history, and pedagogy, as well as offers recording technology and vocology certificate for performance. You may read more about the different majors and programs offered as the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

Event: First Fridays at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Location: Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center, 3800 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Dates: March 4, 2023, and April 7, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those touring may opt to attend a regular campus tour, before or after the First Friday event, at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Register here for First Fridays.

The University of Memphis Spring Preview Day, Saturday, April 1, 2023
Join us on the beautiful University of Memphis campus for Spring Preview Day! This event is the perfect chance to jumpstart or continue your college search. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our current students, take a tour of campus, and learn more about paying for college and opportunities available on campus. Register for the Spring Preview Day 

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