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Spark-Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory

Spark Laboratory

Explore - Create - Engage - Lead

Our Mission

Spark: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory, supplements a traditional music school experience by preparing musicians for vibrant and sustainable futures. We offer coursework, project support, guest residencies and other initiatives to foster an environment of creative learning, skill development and personal exploration. Spark empowers members of the School of Music community – students, faculty and staff – to develop and explore diverse and dynamic careers. Spark advocates for the transformative power of music and the arts to make a difference in our communities, empowering future music leaders.

As a student at the USC School of Music you can:

Explore your unique voice.
Identify opportunities and take chances

Create your vision.
Build a concept, test an idea, reflect on the process, repeat

Engage others.
Advocate for the arts locally, nationally and internationally

Lead into the future.
Broaden and enrich the reach of the arts in our society