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2012-2013 Cultural Arts Calendar


The Southeastern Piano Festival

June 2013

The Southeastern Piano Festival was 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 receive daily private lessons with faculty members of the University of South Carolina, participate in master classes with guest artists and take part in opportunities to perform in a professional concert setting. Each day concludes with an evening performance by a guest artist, USC piano faculty members or festival students. The week’s events culminate with the Arthur Fraser Concerto Competition, the winner of which will have an opportunity to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. All events are open to the public and many are free to attend. For more information: Tickets for evening concerts can be purchased by calling 803-576-5763.

USC Band Camp – Rising 7-12 graders

June 2013

Drum major, marching percussion, symphonic band and symphonic percussion.

The University of South Carolina Summer Music Camp boasts an average enrollment of 400 to 500 students each summer from across the eastern United States. For more information, call the School of Music Band Office, 803-777-4278 or email

Carolina Summer Music Conservatory – Rising 9th grade through 12th grade

June 2013

USC School of Music faculty members lead students in an intensive, one-week session that focuses on individual performance and chamber music. Activities include masterclasses with USC faculty and other professional musicians, chamber music coaching, and private lessons. Students select from courses in music history, music theory, how to prepare for auditions, and jazz improvisation. Students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform solo works with professional accompanists and attend concerts and recitals featuring conservatory faculty members. Evening concerts featuring School of Music faculty are free and open to the public. For more information about the Carolina Summer Music Conservatory, contact Clifford Leaman at 803-576-5893 or

USC String Project Summer Camp – 3rd grade through high school

This camp fosters the excitement of developing skills on an orchestral stringed instrument. Students have daily group music instruction culminating with a Thursday afternoon concert. The faculty includes experienced teachers from the community and music education majors from the university. Open to all students who have completed one year of instruction. For information: 803-777-9568 or email at

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