108
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Memphis / Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (M Mu) Conducting
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Musicology
Master of Music (M Mu) Orff-Schulwerk
Master of Music (M Mu) Performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Master of Music (M Mu) Music education
Master of Music (M Mu) Jazz and studio music
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Performance
Master of Music (M Mu) Composition
Doctor of Computer Science (DCC) Music theory
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting
Master of Music (M Mu) Pedagogy

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT, proficiency exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

71
Applied
58
Accepted
28
Enrolled
82%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Audition
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT, proficiency exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Audition, work sample, master's degree
Additional Entrance Requirements Interview
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

108
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 10.19%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 0.93%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time (32)
Part-time (5)
Male (28)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Spanish Renaissance, twentieth-century music, Project OPTIMUS, composition, musical performance, regional music, performance, performance practice, composition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Music Building
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. John Chiego
Director
Email: jchiego@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-3773
Fax: 901-678-3096