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School of Music

Carolina Opera Experience production

Summer Programs

Sign up for an exciting summer music program and grow your skills. We offer numerous opportunities for all ages to learn, listen and enjoy.

Opera Camp

Carolina Opera Experience

Children stage a production from start to finish and experience the thrill of the performing arts first-hand.

String student

Carolina Summer Music Conservatory

Advanced high school students of woodwind, brass, percussion, jazz, vocal, strings and piano get an intensive week of training.

CEUs for Educators

CEUs for Educators

We offer music education professional development seminars and certifications for educators and musicians.

Guitar lesson

Carolina Music Studios

Private lessons in piano, brass, strings, woodwinds, guitar, percussion and voice for all ages, from beginning to advanced levels. (formerly called Community Music School)

Conductor's Baton

Conductors Institute

Students learn from conductors and composers with vast experience in the commercial, academic and professional worlds of music.

Drum Major

Drum Major Clinic

High school students focus on the skills essential to becoming an effective high school drum major.



Children ages 5 to 8 explore the flute and flute playing in group classes and private lessons. Give your child a head start in music making! KinderFlute is designed to teach young students to love music and learn to play the flute.

Music Play

Music Play

Music Play classes at the USC's Children's Music Development Center are part of an innovative program designed to develop the music potential of young children from newborns to five-year-olds.


Southeastern Piano Festival

The university and Columbia turn into a major cultural destination, drawing in audiences and young piano talent from across the United States.

String Project

String Project Summer Camp

Students in grades 3 through high school hone their skills and learn from experienced teachers and graduate students.

Summer Chorus singer

Summer Chorus

Community singers and students can participate without audition.

Savvy Musician

The Savvy Musician in Action

The Savvy Musician in Action is an intensive, experiential 5-day workshop designed to help attendees increase income and impact.