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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
813 Assembly Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Music. Four years. Studies include performance, music history, theory, aural skills. Minors in music industry, recording technology. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Emphases in performance (with concentrations in chamber music, music technology, entrepreneurship), composition, jazz studies, theory. Studies include music history, aural skills. Bachelor of Music Education. Four years. Includes choral and instrumental conducting.
Master of Music. In performance (classical, jazz, opera, music theatre), choral, wind band and orchestral conducting, composition, music history, piano pedagogy, community engagement. Master of Arts in Teaching. In music education. Master of Music Education. Doctor of Musical Arts. Doctor of Philosophy.
A state-supported university founded in 1801. It was the only southern state university to admit African-American students during the reconstruction era immediately following the civil war. Facilities include some fine performance spaces, a well-equipped music technology centre and recording studio. There is a thriving opera program. The Carolina Institute for Leadership and Engagement in Music is housed in the School of Music. It aims to promote leadership skills in students. There is a Center for Southern African-American Music, with an archive of the music of African-Americans in the South, the promotion of curriculum initiatives to make the researches available within the School, in the community and in the public schools. The School of Music organises a Children’s Music Development Center with programs for children from ages 3 to 5 including a Suzuki program. There is also a USC String Project providing string tuition to students in the local community. A summer Conductors’ Institute is held annually. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.