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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!

Opera Camp

Carolina Opera Experience

Children stage a production from start to finish and experience the thrill of the performing arts first-hand.

percussion instrument

Carolina Summer Music Conservatory

Advanced high school students of woodwind, brass, percussion, jazz, vocal, strings and piano get an intensive week of training.

CEUs for Educators

CEUs for Educators and Graduate Credit

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

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.

Drum Major

Drum Major and Leadership Clinic

High school students focus on the skills essential to becoming an effective high school drum major.

Guitar Camp

Summer Guitar Camp

Learn to play guitar from scratch or enhance existing skills. Students age 8 and above explore the basics of music reading, strumming, picking and finger-picking techniques.



Children ages 5 to 8 explore the flute and flute playing in group classes and private lessons. Give your child a head start in music making! KinderFlute is designed to teach young students to love music and learn to play the flute.

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.

Suzuki Summer program

Suzuki Academy of Columbia & UofSC

Private and group lessons in the Suzuki method: guitar, cello, violin, viola for ages 3 and above.

Savvy Arts Challenge

SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

The SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge is an intensive, experiential 5-day workshop designed to help attendees increase income and impact.

jazz camp

UofSC Jazz Camp

UofSC Jazz Camp offers middle and high school students a focused and fun combination of workshops, personalized instruction, student performances, faculty concerts and jam sessions.

USC Youth Choir

UofSC Youth Choir

This auditioned choir for ages 9–13 is a premier group of young singers working together to build superior choral skills and musicianship.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.