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University of South Carolina Community Music Program (children through adults) --- The Community Music Program provides private lessons by experienced teachers in the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, classical guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano and voice. The deadline for fall registration is Sept. 4. Twelve private lessons are scheduled weekly either after school or on weekends. Tuition is semester based: 12 half-hour lessons, $230; 12 one-hour lessons, $400; family discount for two or more students is $200 per student. To apply, call 803-777-4281, or go to

“Music Play” --- Fall registration begins Aug. 15. Fall session is Sept. 9 - Nov. 27. Spring Session is Jan. 13 - March 27. “Music Play” classes at University of South Carolina Children’s Music Development Center are part of an innovative program designed to develop the music potentials of young children. Children may participate in “Music Play” from birth through age 5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver during each class. Cost is $100 for 10 classes. Contact: 803-777-4065, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Congaree New Horizons Band --- Congaree New Horizons Band gives adults ages 50 and older the opportunity to learn to play and perform a band instrument in a group setting. No musical experience is required to participate. Rehearsals for the band are held each Monday evening at the new Band and Dance Building. First-time players and novices meet from 6 - 7 p.m. with a rehearsal for more advanced players from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Each session will include group rehearsals and individual instruction. New-member enrollment meeting will be held Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Regular rehearsals will resume Sept. 8. A special class will be offered for those interested in learning how to play jazz. Fees for the band are $75 per semester, with participation in the jazz class an additional $15 per semester. Fees do not include instrument rental or purchase but do include music and materials used in classes. The band is affiliated with New Horizons International Music Association. Contact Dr. Jeremy Lane at 803-777-1501 or or visit the Web site:

Summer camps and programs

June 13-19 --- The Southeastern Piano Festival. Created to provide outstanding training for aspiring young pianists and to offer a showcase of piano performances with celebrated and new artists. Twenty young pianists will receive daily private lessons with University of South Carolina faculty members, participate in master classes with a guest artist and be offered invaluable opportunities to perform in a professional concert setting. Each day concludes with an evening performance by a guest artist, university piano faculty members or festival students. All events are open to the public, and many are free to attend. For more information, go to the SEPF Web site: Tickets for evening concerts can be purchased by calling 803-576-5763.

June 20 – 25 --- University of South Carolina Band Camp. The School of Music offers a band camp for students in grades 7 - 12. Instruction for drum major, marching percussion, symphonic band and symphonic percussion is available. Contact the Band Office at 803-777-4278, or e-mail for more information.

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