School of Music Sets New Records in Admissions Process

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The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music proudly announces a groundbreaking achievement as it reveals a record number of prospective student applications for the upcoming academic year. Building upon the success of a record enrollment in the 2023-2024 academic year and a 37% overall application increase, the school continues to lead the way in musical education.

This unprecedented surge in demand reflects the increasing recognition of the school’s exceptional programs and opportunities in music education. Dr. George Palton, recruitment and enrollment coordinator, attributes this remarkable increase to the school’s compelling value proposition to aspiring musicians. “In today’s competitive landscape of higher education, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music stands out by providing a diverse array of programs and unparalleled opportunities, all at a competitive tuition rate,” says Palton.

The School of Music’s dedication to fostering a dynamic learning environment, innovative programs, and renowned faculty have propelled it to the forefront of global music institutions. Palton underscores the significance of preparing students for success in today’s job market. “Our students seek education, experience and expertise that equips them with a versatile skill set necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving music industry,” he says. This commitment to providing practical skills and industry knowledge resonates deeply with prospective applicants and their families.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is accepting applications and scheduling auditions for the 2024-2025 academic year. Prospective students and their families are encouraged to schedule a tour to experience firsthand how the University of Memphis hits all the right notes for aspiring musicians.

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