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School of Music


2016 Event dates and times

Starts: Tuesday, June 7, 1:00 p.m.
Ends: Sunday, June 12, 5:30 p.m. (followed by optional after party)


The SAVVY Musician in Action takes place in beautiful Columbia, South Carolina.

Activities are scheduled in a number of locations around town, including the University of South Carolina School of Music, USC String Project Building, Tapp’s Art Center, Copenhaver Band Hall and South Carolina State Museum.

If you are flying, Columbia’s airport (CAE) is conveniently located 15-minutes from our event. Other airports within two hours include Augusta (80 miles), Florence (86 miles), Charlotte (a major hub, 91 miles), and Greenville-Spartanburg (104 miles).

While a car is not necessary, inexpensive parking options are available for those who drive to town.


•  Full tuition*: $975 (includes full participation plus most meals) Due in full by May 16, 2016.
•  Early bird tuition*: $800 (paid in full by April 15, 2016)
•  Late enrollment: $1,300 (after May 16, 2016)
•  SAVVY Special Offer
*Scholarships available. More information email:

A slot can be reserved with a $100 deposit, paid before April 1, 2016. This non-refundable deposit reserves your place at the event.


The SAVVY Musician in Action tuition includes a Happy Hour and most meals between our start and end times, providing a truly delicious and varied Southern food experience. All meals include options for vegetarians.

Housing options

Most out of town guests opt for accommodations through the reasonably priced USC suite-style dorms. These rooms are nice, new, air-conditioned and have Internet access. Included in the price is a linen pack with sheets, a blanket, pillow and towels. Each suite has 2 bedroom with 2 beds in each room that connects with a shared bath.

•  $0/night     No accommodations needed
•  $39/night   Shared room with shared bath       
•  $47/night   Private room with shared bath

If you have a roommate request please have both parties indicate at time of registration.
If you wish to book a hotel, the Hilton Columbia Center is within walking distance of our event.


Registration coming soon!

Cancellation policy

Cancellations before May 13 are assessed a $100 fee to cover administrative costs and credit card transaction fees.
No refunds are given for cancellations after May 13, since purchasing commitments are made by that time.

Maximum enrollment

Enrollment is capped at 70 participants. Reserve your space now!