We cultivate musical leaders who are vocal advocates for the power and necessity of
the arts within contemporary society. Spark’s initiatives prepare students and faculty
to effectively make their case to educational communities, politicians, policy makers
and new audiences and communities.
Activism Activities for students and student groups to engage and lead arts advocacy rallies
are regular occurrences.
Class Music Advocacy is required for all freshman music majors.
Library collection The Spark Library Collection features numerous titles related to advocacy.
Trans-disciplinary learning The School of Music maintains collaborations with other arts agencies and units on
campus that articulate advocacy messages and leadership-related advocacy events where
students can develop voices for action.
Partnerships We work closely with key partners to increase meaningful advocacy opportunities for
our students , like “why Music is Important to Me” table tents, displayed during the
South Carolina Arts Advocacy Day luncheon.
Workshops Our speaker series regularly features presentations related to music advocacy.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.