Upcoming Concerts for the Music Department
The Department of Music at Rhodes College fosters an environment in which students can combine serious musical study with the depth and richness of a traditional liberal arts curriculum. Current students in music will find access to useful information through this page on a regular basis. Check back here often!
Emily Mann ’12
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Rhodes College Department of Music offers varied vocal and instrumental ensembles, which are open to all students: non-majors, majors, and minors. Four semesters of ensembles meets the College Foundation requirement [F5].
Auditions occur early each semester. Fall semester auditions are held the Monday and Tuesday before classes begin. Come to Hassell Hall to sign up for an audition time. Contact the coordinators for more information.
The Rhodes College Department of Music offers private applied music instruction in piano, organ, voice, and standard orchestral and band instruments to all students, including beginners. Weekly forty-five minute lessons are available to all students without audition.
Four semesters of lessons meets the College Foundation requirement [F5].
Online registration for private lessons takes place during the regular registration and Drop/Add periods.
Ruth Moore Cobb Award in Instrumental Music
This award is presented annually to an outstanding student instrumentalist in the music department.
Ethan M. Lawler, Homewood, IL, 2016
Rebecca M. Thompson, New Canaan, CT, 2015
Matthew R. Hicks, Clarksville, TN, 2014
Alex M. Piazza, New Orleans, LA, 2013
Louise Mercer Award
This award is presented annually to the student who has contributed the most to the life of music at Rhodes College.
Music majors are required to undergo a sophomore-year review. This review includes assessment of all previous juries (at least three semesters of study on their principal instrument), and an interview with full-time music faculty, which will take place in January of the student’s sophomore year. This review helps assess academic and artistic progress, and helps focus direction for the remainder of their undergraduate studies in music.
The Music Theory Placement is designed to evaluate your current abilities and vocabulary in order to begin with the correct music theory course. If you are planning to be a music major or minor, make sure you are in contact with the Music Theory Coordinator for access to the tests and an assessment of your skills.
Rhodes Department of Music Is Accredited By NASM
The Rhodes College Department of Music is honored to have received important peer recognition, in being granted accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music. Founded in 1924, NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 644 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.
The Rhodes Music experience combines the best of the classroom, the practice room, and the real world through performing, internships, service, research and other opportunities in Memphis and beyond. Students can participate in all aspects of the music program while pursuing any major at Rhodes. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students become skilled in the established musical community of Memphis. Our faculty consists of professional artists and first-rate researchers who are passionate and committed teachers.
Student Recital Information: Any applied music student planning to perform a recital must pass a recital hearing at least (4) weeks before the recital date. This is required whether or not that student is a music major or minor. The hearing panel will consist of the area coordinator and the studio instructor, and other faculty as appropriate.
Rhodes College's music degrees include a wide array of course offerings and the flexibility that ensures that you will receive a truly individual, personalized experience. It is possible to combine the music major with other majors and minors.
Rhodes College Department of Music offers varied vocal and instrumental ensembles, which are open to all students: non-majors, majors, and minors. Four semesters of lessons and/or ensembles meets the College Foundation requirement [F5].
Scholarships range from $500 to $13,000 per year. Incoming students interested in these scholarships are required to audition or submit a portfolio for composition or history & analysis.
Music scholarships are available in the following areas:
- Jazz Studies
- Orchestral instruments
- History & Analysis
Please complete the Application Form.