With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center in 2022, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will solidify its place as the most comprehensive school of music in the region. The 82,000 square-foot Performing Arts Center boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall, more stage space, exceptional acoustics, rehearsal spaces, classrooms and modern music laboratories. The facility will be an appropriate showcase for our extraordinary students and will assist us in attracting the best and brightest minds to the UofM. As the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music continues to expand, students rely on the resources of the School of Music to provide pianos, percussion instruments, and music industry equipment. These instruments are much needed tools for a student’s success while obtaining a music degree.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has launched Strike a Chord: Scheidt School of Music Drive for Excellence Fund at the University of Memphis. Together, Susan Arney, Rudi Scheidt Jr., Elkan Scheidt and Helen Gronauer, all children of the late Honey and Rudi E. Scheidt, committed, $500,000 to create a matching fund to secure donations to support students who will be learning and performing in the new Scheidt Family Music Center.
Make a Gift to the Strike a Chord: Scheidt School of Music Drive for Excellence, to help our student musicians grow. The primary focus of the drive is to provide student musicians with instruments for rehearsals and performances, give students who can’t afford instruments the ability to borrow one and enhance the Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center with world-class technology and recording equipment. To learn more visit memphis.edu/musiccenter or contact Meredith Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.