Driven by Doing University of Memphis Students Produce Debut Album

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When COVID-19 paused live performances in 2020, members of the University of Memphis Sound Fuzion band got creative and took to the recording studio. Over the school year, students involved in the contemporary music ensemble recorded original songs ranging from classic pop, rock, country, and R&B genres. Upon completion Sound Fuzion collaborated with Blue Tom…

Alumna Sky Macklay Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Sky Macklay (M.M. in Music Composition, 2012) has been awarded with a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Upon completion, she will be joining the composition faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, at John Hopkins University. “She is one of the most prominent composers of her generation,” said Mahir Cetiz, Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory…

Dror Baitel Brings Versatility, Experience and Knowledge to the School of Music

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Opera and Conducting Dror Baitel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a collaborative artist to his new position with The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. “I’m thrilled to have the chance to collaborate with Dror,” said Benjamin Smith, Opera Stage Director and Associate Professor of Music with the…

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