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Chamber Music Ensembles

If you have a passion for collaborative music making, there are many opportunities to be a part of chamber ensembles. Student chamber music performances are coached by USC School of Music faculty members who have themselves played great works in the repertory.

A chamber music ensemble gives you the experience and joy of collaborating with your peers under the guidance of our renowned faculty.

As a music major, you may sign up for chamber music ensembles as part of your degree requirements. Some chamber ensembles require special permission. Several chamber music ensembles are available to students pursuing a music minor and to nonmusic majors with special permission.

The USC Graduate String Quartet is USC's premiere student ensemble made up of the top graduate students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees.

School of Music chamber ensembles

  • Brass
  • Graduate String Quartet
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

Chamber Music Residency

The award-winning Parker Quartet is the School of Music's Quartet-in-Residence, offering a series of public events, school outreach and special opportunities for USC string students each semester.

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.

This residency has been made possible by a grant from the Provost's office.

See the schedule of concerts, master classes, coaching and outreach programs

If you’re interested in chamber music ensembles, email Phillip Bush or call 803-777-5922.

Chamber Events

Ears Wide Open Series: FUSE Ensemble

Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

Parker Quartet Concert

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: Adults $15; senior citizens, USC faculty & staff, and military $10; students $5

Parker Quartet Master Class

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: Free

Parker Quartet Family Concert

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

Location: Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall

Cost: Free

Freeman Sundays @3:

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students

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