Music Scholarship

Centered in a city famous for music, the University of Memphis School of Music boasts internationally-known musician faculty and the most comprehensively affordable tuition in the region. We offer degrees in 29 areas of concentration and are Tennessee’s only doctoral degree-granting program in music. We have nurtured the careers of many acclaimed musicians, music business professionals, and music educators. We hope the next remarkable music career we launch is yours!

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the University of Memphis are proud to offer a full range of financial assistance packages rewarding both musically and academically talented students. School of Music performance scholarships and graduate assistantships, combined with low tuition and the low cost of living in the city of Memphis, make us one of the most affordable music schools in the country.

The scholarship recipient will:

  1. Participate in two activities and/or ensembles as assigned.
  2. Enroll in applied lessons in the area that has awarded the scholarship.
  3. Participate in required auditions for ensemble placement at the beginning of each semester.
  4. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 with no two successive semesters that fall below 2.0, regardless of cumulative GPA. A grade of “B” or higher must be earned in applied lessons and assigned ensembles and all other music courses must be passed with a grade of “C-“ or better.
  5. Continue to be a full-time student, enrolled in at least 12 hours or more each semester.

Renewal of the performance scholarship award may be automatic for up to four years contingent upon the type of degree program, availability of funds, and maintenance of all criteria listed here and on the contract. This scholarship is conditioned on a student’s declared degree concentration at the time of admission. If the declared degree concentration (your major) changes, the scholarship award may change as well.

Supplemental Questions
  1. To which studio did you apply in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music?