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Friends of the School of Music

Friends of the University of South Carolina School of Music have been helping students achieve their dreams since 1992. We invite you to join our inner circle of supporters and actively participate in shaping the School's future. We show our support by providing music scholarships to students, encouraging community participation in musical events, and by sponsoring special activities. 

2019 Musical Feast Reimagined

Mark your calendars for April 13!
Stroll through six different spaces within the Koger Center and experience a different musical performance in each space, performed by School of Music students, all while enjoying delicious food and drink. 6:30–9:00 p.m.
It is a true moveable Musical Feast!

Proceeds fund scholarships for students of the School of Music.
It will be an evening you won’t want to miss!  

Stay tuned for more information. Tickets can be purchased online here.

For more information call Caroline Earp, development coordinator 803-576-5763.

Friends help keep the music playing

Friends show their support for the continued growth and success of the USC School of Music by providing music scholarships to students, encouraging community participation in musical events, and by sponsoring special activities.

By becoming a Friend, you benefit from a special relationship with the university. Since its inception, Friends have provided more than half a million dollars to outstanding students of music at USC.

Join us in our commitment to the dedicated and talented students and faculty of USC School of Music. Because of people like you, more students have more opportunities to become noted performers, composers and educators. Be a part of our vision for one of the foremost schools of music in the country.

Friends annual events

As a Friend, you receive invitations to special events to meet guest artists and students, recognition in concert programs, and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to create the best musical experiences for our patrons and students alike. Friends enjoy the company of like-minded music enthusiasts and receive invitations to special events like the annual Musical Feast

Become a Friend

Student/Educator - $25
Family - $50
Partner - $100 - $249
Contributor - $250 – $499
Patron - $500 - $999
Sustainer - $1,000 and above

For more information, contact the School of Music at 803-576-5763 or


Scholarships are awarded annually by the Friends of the School of Music to worthy students currently enrolled at the School of Music.

2018–2019 Recipients

Caroline Scobbe, voice - LeDare Robinson Scholarship
Allison Johnson, saxophone - Jamal Rossi Scholarship
Michael Halbrook, viola - Charlotte Kirby Scholarship
Austen Smith, piano - Dorothy Payne Scholarship
Hannah Knott, cello
Andrea Vogt, violin