The School of Music transforms lives through excellence in music teaching, performance,
creative activities, research and service.
We prepare musicians for professional careers and leadership in music teaching, performance,
composition, research and related fields, by offering more than
20 degree programs.
The University of South Carolina School of Music has established a national reputation
for artistic and scholarly excellence. An acclaimed faculty teach more than 500 undergraduate
and graduate music majors, including students specializing in virtually every orchestra
and band instrument, voice, piano, organ and guitar.
We enrich the musical life of the university and the city by offering more than 300
concerts and recitals a year. Our faculty and students engage in community outreach activities
by organizing and teaching workshops, classes, camps and clinics.
School of Music Vision 2025
We seek to be a model public higher education music school for America. To be a model
public music school, our unit must:
Be the music school that our students and our university require;
Be the music school that our state requires;
Be the music school that our art and our society require.
To achieve this
vision, the School of Music has articulated its core values and has initiated a planning
process to fully embrace these values by recognizing goals and actions that manifest
the values, and to do so over the next ten years, 2015–2025.
School of Music News
Wellness comes full circle
Under blue skies on a Friday morning in June, 25 residents and staff members from Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community gathered on the facility's Mansion Porch for a drum circle led by School of Music Professor of Music Education faculty member Wendy Valerio.
UofSC Music Series Helps Give Artists Social Voice
An endowment from the Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund at the University of South Carolina helped underwrite the commissions of two new compositions and their recordings.
This June, the voices of the University of South Carolina Concert Choir will lift cathedrals across Great Britain with song
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