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2014 event dates and times

Starts: Thursday, June 5, 10 a.m. (check-in begins at 9:15 a.m.)
Ends: Sunday, June 8, 5:30 p.m. (followed by optional networking event)


Workshop takes place on the University of South Carolina campus and downtown in Columbia, S.C.
Thursday - Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main Street; (803) 988-0013
Friday and Saturday - University of South Carolina School of Music, 813 Assembly Street; (803) 777-4280.
Friday evening - String Project Building, 851 Park Street
Sunday - Copenhaver Band Hall, 324 Sumter Street


Full tuition: $525 (includes full participation plus eight meals)
Early bird tuition: $450 (paid in full by April 15, 2014)

A slot can be reserved with a $100 deposit, paid before April 1, 2014. The balance must be paid before the deadlines to secure these rates.


The Savvy Musician in ACTION tuition includes eight meals and a happy hour celebration. All meals include options for vegetarians.

Housing options

Most out-of-town guests opt for accommodations through the reasonably priced USC Honors Residence Hall. These rooms are nice, new, air conditioned, and have Internet access. Included in the price is a linen pack with sheets, a blanket, pillow and towels.

  • $0            No accommodations needed
  • $105        Double dorm room, 3 nights
  • $140        Double dorm room, 4 nights
  • $175        Double dorm room, 5 nights
  • $135        Single dorm room, 3 nights
  • $180        Single dorm room, 4 nights
  • $225        Single dorm room, 5 nights

For those requesting a double room, we will pair you with somebody unless you make a roommate request via email. If you wish to book a hotel, the Hilton Columbia Center is within walking distance of our event.

Getting to Columbia

If you're flying, Columbia’s airport (CAE) is conveniently located about 15-minutes from our event. Other airports within 2 hours include Augusta (80 miles), Florence (86 miles), Charlotte (a major hub, 91 miles), and Greenville-Spartanburg (104 miles).

While a car is not necessary, we can provide parking to those who drive to town.


Register online by credit card.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations before May 15 are assessed a $75 fee to cover administrative costs and credit card transaction fees.

No refunds are given for cancellations after May 15, since purchasing commitments are made by that time.

Maximum enrollment

Enrollment is capped at 75 participants. Reserve your space soon!