The University of South Carolina School of Music prepares musicians for professional careers and leadership in music teaching, performance, composition, research and related fields, offering more than 20 degree programs including:
• Music Teaching
• Music Theory
• Music Industry
• Music Leadership
• Musical Theatre
• Music Entrepreneurship
• Audio Recording
The School of Music provides a perfect balance of high musical standards, a caring environment vested in student success, and career and musical life preparation. Non-music university students can gain meaningful music experiences through courses designed to foster an awareness of the role of music in society.
Faculty dedication to performing and teaching music of our time is realized through Southern Exposure New Music Series, Chamber Innovista, the experimental music studio xMuse and New Voices concerts by student composers. In addition, our commitment to new and contemporary music is distinguished through innovative, award-winning programs and commissions of new works every year.
UofSC School of Music recognizes the changing world and marketplace for professional musicians who wish to make music their life’s work. We value and teach the necessary skills our graduates will need to improve and sustain in music, in their own lives and for the vitality of their communities.