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“Chamber Innovista Series” -- The School of Music is excited to present the second season of its new chamber music series. This 2009-10 season will include three concerts. In keeping with the University Of South Carolina Innovista approach of “Live, Work, Learn, Play,” “Chamber Innovista” provides a world-class collection of innovative and original chamber-music performances. Be a part of this exciting new series by visiting the Innovista Web site: http://innovista.sc.edu. Call 803-576-5763 to reserve your series ticket package.

Feb. 14 --- Program TBA.
March 21 --- Program TBA.

April 18 --- Program TBA.

Additional Events

Nov. 21 --- “South Carolina Double Reed Day.” Double Reed players from the Carolinas and Georgia attend. University of South Carolina professors Peter Kolkay and Rebecca Nagel lead in a day of activities. Classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced players are offered. The day concludes with a concert of double reed ensemble music. For additional information, contact Nagel at 803-777-0194.
Nov. 23 --- Fall Trombone Night. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall. Students of Brad Edwards, University of South Carolina music professor, will perform.
Dec. 4 --- USC String Project Winter Concert. 5:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.
Dec. 5 --- An Evening of Silent Film with Dennis James. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall. Dennis James is a research fellow in the University of South Carolina Film and Media Studies program. He annually performs at the School of Music with live musical accompaniment to a silent-film screening.
Dec. 7 --- Congaree New Horizons Band Christmas Concert. 7 p.m., new Band and Dance Building, 324 Sumter Street.
Dec. 12 --- Sixth Annual String Quartet Workshop Recital. 8 p.m., School of Music recital hall. Violinists, violists and cellists in grades 9 - 12 attend from all over South Carolina. Coaching and master classes are held by University of South Carolina music faculty. The day concludes with a concert by the participants.
March 18 --- Women and Gender Studies event. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall. Danny Jenkins, assistant professor of music, will perform countertenor recital.
March 27 --- Claudia Stevens: “An Evening with Madame F.” 8:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Stevens is on the music faculty at the College of William and Mary. Co-sponsored by the departments of history and theatre and dance, School of Music, Jewish Studies Program and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
April 17 --- South Carolina Day of Percussion. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., School of Music recital hall. The South Carolina Day of Percussion is an annual event organized by the South Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. The event features concerts, clinics and master classes by leaders in the field of percussion.

Community and children’s programs

USC String Project (third grade through high school) --- Beginning class organizational meeting is 6 p.m., Sept. 1. Space available registration is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Sept. 2 - 3. The USC String Project offers large group beginning classes, small group second-year classes, three orchestras and private lessons in violin, viola, cello and bass. All private lessons are taught by undergraduate string-education majors. The program is designed to improve the teaching of string instruments in both classroom and private studio settings. Contact uscsp@mozart.sc.edu or call the String Project office at 803-777-9568. Visit the String Project Web site at www.music.sc.edu/Special_Programs/StringProject/index.html.

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