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Summer Programs

We offer an abundance of classes, lessons, camps and festivals for the community. Whether you are looking for your child or for yourself there are many programs from which to choose. Make your summer musical!

Gamecock Music Camp

Gamecock Music Camp

A reimagined music experience! Band, choral and jazz camps especially designed for rising junior and high school students.

Drum Major

Carolina Band Clinics

High school students focus on the skills: Spin, Lead, Rhythm and Dance at our Summer Clinics.

Opera Camp

Carolina Opera Experience

Kids learn the art of props, make-up, costumes, scenery and musical preparation in this week-long experience for 5th through 11th graders.

Cello lesson with student

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)

Piano lessons

Center for Piano Studies

Multi-day courses for young beginners and ensemble courses for intermediate students. A variety of options exist for all ages and levels.

CEUs for Educators

CEUs for Educators and Graduate Credit

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

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.

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Summer Conducting Workshop

Orchestral, Band and Choral conductor training with our world-class faculty!

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Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

Experience the power of integrated music, dance and theatre training in our week-long Summer Musical Theatre Workshop.  Build your vocal, character and movement skills in ways that make your performances stand out.  For ages 12-20.



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