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USC Student Composers present a concert on Dec. 2

USC Student Composers present a concert on Dec. 2

The new Spark Collective performs premieres

USC Symphony Orchestra presents

USC Symphony Orchestra presents "Famous Last Words" on December 4

Phillip Bush joins the orchestra on Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3

Scott Weiss named director of the USC Symphony and orchestras

Scott Weiss named director of the USC Symphony and orchestras

He will continue as director of bands for 2018-2019 while the School of Music engages in a national search for a new director of bands

Southern Exposure presents Surface Image, called

Southern Exposure presents Surface Image, called "a universe all its own"

Pianist Vicky Chow performs on Friday November 17

World-class instruction and outstanding concerts come to USC

World-class instruction and outstanding concerts come to USC

The Parker Quartet returns for Fall Residency in November

MTNA's highest honor conferred upon The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy

MTNA's highest honor conferred upon The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy

Scott Price, Center president, to accept national award

When love triangles collide, how does true love prevail?

When love triangles collide, how does true love prevail?

Opera at USC presents Mozart's comic La Finta Giardiniera Nov. 3-5

USC Symphony Orchestra concert and best-loved works by Beethoven and Mozart

USC Symphony Orchestra concert and best-loved works by Beethoven and Mozart

Special guests Ari Streisfeld, violin, and Daniel Sweaney, viola, join the orchestra on Oct. 30

Southern Exposure New Music Series opens with American Postcards

Southern Exposure New Music Series opens with American Postcards

Invoke, a bowed and fretted string quartet performs on October 13

Freeman Sundays @3 Season of Concerts Announced

Freeman Sundays @3 Season of Concerts Announced

The first concert of the season is September 10

USC Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 Season

USC Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 Season

The opening concert with guest artist Zuill Bailey takes place September 28

Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Fall 2017

Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Fall 2017

The Music History and Ethnomusicology area presents its Fall 2017 calendar of events for the Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series.

New degree programs and minors coming to the School of Music

New degree programs and minors coming to the School of Music

The National Association of Schools of Music has granted the School of Music approval for new degree programs

A message from Dean Tayloe Harding

A message from Dean Tayloe Harding

With change comes renewal and opportunity

Four music ensembles travel to Columbia, SC, to compete for $10,000 prize

Four music ensembles travel to Columbia, SC, to compete for $10,000 prize

Artistic excellence and innovative event design are showcased on June 5

Southeastern Piano Festival turns 15

Southeastern Piano Festival turns 15

The festival celebrates 15 years of excellence June 18-24, 2017

Clifford Leaman receives prestigious award

Clifford Leaman receives prestigious award

The Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor-of-the-Year award is USC's most prestigious award presented annually to an outstanding teacher of undergraduate studies.

Donald Portnoy receives South Carolina's highest honor

Donald Portnoy receives South Carolina's highest honor

The Order of the Palmetto was presented to him on April 18, 2017

The Rose Quartet wins first prize in High School String Quartet Competition

The Rose Quartet wins first prize in High School String Quartet Competition

Regional high school string students get coached by members of the Parker Quartet

Maestro Portnoy's Grand Finale: The Spirit of Romanticism

Maestro Portnoy's Grand Finale: The Spirit of Romanticism

Celebrate Donald Portnoy's 31 years leading the university's premier orchestra April 18

Opera at USC presents two comedic one-act operas April 15 and 16

Opera at USC presents two comedic one-act operas April 15 and 16

The FREE performance includes "Bon Appétit!" with Janet Hopkins and Mozart's "The Impresario"

Tonya Mitchell joins the School of Music

Tonya Mitchell joins the School of Music

Mitchell begins as assistant director of bands / assistant director of athletic bands beginning July 1, 2017.

University of South Carolina School of Music mounts its largest musical event in 2018

University of South Carolina School of Music mounts its largest musical event in 2018

Leonard Bernstein's MASS brings profound messages of peace and unity

Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet returns to Columbia in April

Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet returns to Columbia in April

Concerts are April 6 and 9 and tickets are on sale now

USC Symphony Orchestra Presents Dvořák and the Historic Cello of Pablo Casals

USC Symphony Orchestra Presents Dvořák and the Historic Cello of Pablo Casals

Acclaimed cellist, Amit Peled joins the orchestra on March 21