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Spark's Chamber Music Competition winners announced

Spark's Chamber Music Competition winners announced

Winners will perform at Tapp's Art Center during Columbia's First Thursday celebration June 5

USC graduates in force at the ACDA conference

USC graduates in force at the ACDA conference

School of Music alumni shine at 2014 Southern Division American Choral Directors Association conference

American opera composer, librettist to be at USC

American opera composer, librettist to be at USC

Carlisle Floyd on campus for public master class, lecture recital and informal talk

Jesse Jones granted the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Jesse Jones granted the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

The USC School of Music's assistant professor of composition has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

Virtuoso violinist Catherine Cho returns to USC

Virtuoso violinist Catherine Cho returns to USC

Guest artist Cho joins USC Symphony Orchestra for the final concert of the academic year

Opera America names USC's Fang Man, as one of eight grant winners

Opera America names USC's Fang Man, as one of eight grant winners

The Opera America Female Composer Grant will provide funds for new opera

USC School of Music at ASTA National Conference in Louisville

USC School of Music at ASTA National Conference in Louisville

USC was represented well at the 2014 American String Teachers Association National Conference

Choirs in S.C., N.C. and South Africa collaborate to perform Brahms masterwork

Choirs in S.C., N.C. and South Africa collaborate to perform Brahms masterwork

University of South Carolina choirs join forces for performances of beloved choral work

University of South Carolina director of the Carolina Band departing

University of South Carolina director of the Carolina Band departing

Rebecca Phillips accepts position as director of bands at Colorado State University

SPARK: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory hosts C Street Brass Mini-Residency

SPARK: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory hosts C Street Brass Mini-Residency

Three days of performances, composer readings, presentations and more take place March 17-19

Cirque de la Symphonie joins USC Symphony Orchestra on April 1

Cirque de la Symphonie joins USC Symphony Orchestra on April 1

Mesmerizing circus artists choreographed to classical masterpieces bring magic to the Koger stage

Southern Exposure New Music Series presents Indy-Classical Innovation: yMusic

Southern Exposure New Music Series presents Indy-Classical Innovation: yMusic

Their debut record was Time Out New York's number one-ranked classical album of 2011

USC Quartet-in-Residence is back for recitals, coaching, and outreach

USC Quartet-in-Residence is back for recitals, coaching, and outreach

The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will coach high school quartets during Chamber Music Day

USC School of Music alumnus named assistant conductor of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

USC School of Music alumnus named assistant conductor of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Young joins one of America's leading orchestras on June 1, 2014

USC School of Music faculty are racking up national reviews

USC School of Music faculty are racking up national reviews

Recent performances and recordings have garnered positive press

Opera at USC presents Donizetti's

Opera at USC presents Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore"

The comic opera in two acts opens Feb. 28 at Drayton Hall

Southern Exposure New Music Series presents its first all choral concert

Southern Exposure New Music Series presents its first all choral concert

Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers plumb the depths of innovative choral music

USC Symphony Orchestra presents the celebrated musicals of Lerner and Loewe

USC Symphony Orchestra presents the celebrated musicals of Lerner and Loewe

America's much-loved songs will be part of the concert

Music Career Week offers a wealth of information on dozens of career paths for musicians

Music Career Week offers a wealth of information on dozens of career paths for musicians

SPARK: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory sponsors a week of career-focused classes, career coaching sessions, and a career fair.

USC Symphony Orchestra starts new year with new talent

USC Symphony Orchestra starts new year with new talent

Concerto competition winners perform on the January 23 program

Friends of the School of Music sponsor a Musical Feast

Friends of the School of Music sponsor a Musical Feast

The annual scholarship fundraising event takes place on February 1

Robert Pruzin Memorial Celebration

Robert Pruzin Memorial Celebration

Join us on Sunday, January 26, 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate Robert "Bob" Pruzin through music and memories.

SC Trumpet and Trombone Day welcomes guest clinicians Steve Leisring and Samuel Schlosser

SC Trumpet and Trombone Day welcomes guest clinicians Steve Leisring and Samuel Schlosser

Daylong event January 4 provides All-State preparation workshops and master classes

Collaboration will provide wonderful musical moments

Collaboration will provide wonderful musical moments

Students of composition and chamber music work with elementary school students

Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet returns

Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet returns

USC Quartet-in-Residence back with expanded programming and outreach

China meets Russia with two guest artists and two great works

China meets Russia with two guest artists and two great works

Guest musicians from China join the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra for a concert highlighting Tchaikovsky Nov. 12

Southern Exposure presents first Composer Portrait

Southern Exposure presents first Composer Portrait

Music faculty present the work of John Fitz Rogers on November 11

Double reed players converge on campus for the S.C. Double Reed Day

Double reed players converge on campus for the S.C. Double Reed Day

Clinics, recitals and master classes offered on November 9

Juilliard String Quartet premieres USC professor's work

Juilliard String Quartet premieres USC professor's work

Jesse Jones' commissioned work getting worldwide performances

Undergrads make their mark

Undergrads make their mark

Justin DuRant and Caroline Beard are racking up wins

USC School of Music announces the passing of Robert Pruzin

USC School of Music announces the passing of Robert Pruzin

School of Music family and friends, Professor Pruzin's service will be this Friday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Cathedral with a reception to follow on the cathedral grounds.

Chamber Innovista Concert Season opens with Parker Quartet

Chamber Innovista Concert Season opens with Parker Quartet

The Grammy Award winning Quartet launches the series on November 19

Internationally known English choral director in residence at USC

Internationally known English choral director in residence at USC

Dr. Paul Spicer presents graduate seminars and clinics in October

USC Marching Band Releases CD

USC Marching Band Releases CD

Gamecock school songs and other favorites are now available

Internationally renowned jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov comes to USC

Internationally renowned jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov comes to USC

School of Music and Jazz Studies area bring extraordinary talent to Columbia Oct. 31

Opera at USC opens with Bernstein classic

Opera at USC opens with Bernstein classic "Candide"

The satirical comic opera in two acts opens November 8

USC Symphony Orchestra highlights new music and world premiere

USC Symphony Orchestra highlights new music and world premiere

Faculty soloists in the spotlight for October 15 concert

Research fellowship program funds education in body mapping

Research fellowship program funds education in body mapping

Grant recipient Alma Sehic will learn and teach innovative technique

Opera student following in Orson Welles' directorial footsteps

Opera student following in Orson Welles' directorial footsteps

A Magellan Scholar grant is broadening Kate McKinney's musical education

Southern Exposure New Music Series presents a season of firsts

Southern Exposure New Music Series presents a season of firsts

Praised in the New York Times for their "imaginative phrasing" and "fresh approach and taste for variety, TwoSense launches the season on October 11.

USC Symphony Orchestra launches new season

USC Symphony Orchestra launches new season

Guest artist Misha Dichter performs Rachmaninoff Sept. 19

USC Wind Ensemble releases CD

USC Wind Ensemble releases CD

CBDNA national conference performance available September 24

Music History area announces 2013-2014 Colloquium Series

Music History area announces 2013-2014 Colloquium Series

Topics range from British punk, Gospel and Mozart to 17th-century French theatrical culture and experimental music

2013 Cornelia Freeman Concert Series Announced

2013 Cornelia Freeman Concert Series Announced

Popular Sunday afternoon series kicks off September 8

Professor Robert Pruzin to retire

Professor Robert Pruzin to retire

His impact will serve as an inspiration for years to come

John Fitz Rogers awarded commission

John Fitz Rogers awarded commission

USC School of Music composition professor premieres work at Bennington Chamber Music Conference

Clay Mettens wins The 2013 American Prize

Clay Mettens wins The 2013 American Prize

Mettens selected from applicants across the United States

Distinction for the Carolina Trombone Collective

Distinction for the Carolina Trombone Collective

Collective invited to the International Trombone Festival

Southeastern Piano Festival wraps up 11th year

Southeastern Piano Festival wraps up 11th year

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher will be the guest artist for 2014 festival

The Savvy Musician in ACTION ends on a high note

The Savvy Musician in ACTION ends on a high note

Inaugural music entrepreneurship retreat develops skills to increase income and impact

Music Play baby grows up with passion for music

Music Play baby grows up with passion for music

Now she's an incoming freshman with a music scholarship

Brad Edwards releasing book sequel,

Brad Edwards releasing book sequel, "Lip Slur Melodies"

Latest book presents over 130 pages of melodies and duets

Conductors Institute of South Carolina

Conductors Institute of South Carolina

Institute offers behind-the-scenes look at the art of conducting

Strings magazine reviews

Strings magazine reviews "Carolina Cellobration"

Jesselson/Fugo Duo's CD release gets glowing review.

"Dystonia Duos" reviewed by The Wire

New CD with USC's Greg Stuart reviewed by alternative publication

New music entrepreneurship initiative offers a unique summer experience

New music entrepreneurship initiative offers a unique summer experience

The Savvy Musician in ACTION brings 50 attendees from 21 states to retreat at USC

Next USC Symphony Orchestra season offers stellar lineup

Next USC Symphony Orchestra season offers stellar lineup

New season launches in September with Misha Dichter, a giant presence in the piano world for nearly half a century

MusicWeb International reviews USC Wind Ensemble's Bernstein CD

MusicWeb International reviews USC Wind Ensemble's Bernstein CD

"Wind-band playing of the highest order; what a joyful noise!"

USC School of Music faculty member at Metropolitan Museum

USC School of Music faculty member at Metropolitan Museum

Museum's artist-in-residence program will feature Alarm Will Sound

Southeastern Piano Festival announces concert schedule

Southeastern Piano Festival announces concert schedule

Festival brings top artists and outstanding young pianists to S.C. in June

Freshman wins at National Flute Assoc. Competition

Freshman wins at National Flute Assoc. Competition

Freshman Samantha Marshall wins National Flute Association Master Class Performers Competition

Opera at USC and USC Aiken present

Opera at USC and USC Aiken present "Bambino"

A new baseball opera in one act by USC professor revisits the curse of the Boston Red Socks

USC Symphony Orchestra and Brasil Guitar Duo

USC Symphony Orchestra and Brasil Guitar Duo

The USC Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season with the Brasil Guitar Duo performing the U.S. premiere of a work written especially for them.

Robert Jesselson named S.C. Professor of the Year

Robert Jesselson named S.C. Professor of the Year

Robert Jesselson, USC cello professor, has been named Professor of the Year by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Office of the Governor

The USC School of Music announces its first chamber music residency

The USC School of Music announces its first chamber music residency

The award-winning Parker Quartet will be the USC Quartet-in-Residence for 2013. Hailed by The New York Times as "something extraordinary," the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

Southeastern Piano Festival brings top international artists and outstanding young pianists to South Carolina

Southeastern Piano Festival brings top international artists and outstanding young pianists to South Carolina

A world of piano music comes to Columbia, SC, for the 11th annual Southeastern Piano Festival. The week-long Festival, June 9 -15, will welcome Armenian, South African, Chinese and Chinese-American pianists.

USC Wind Ensemble announces CD release

USC Wind Ensemble announces CD release

The University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble released a CD featuring the music of American composer Leonard Bernstein for wind band. Released by Naxos, the world's largest classical music label, the production is the first by Naxos to feature Bernstein.