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)
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 1, 2014)
Late enrollment: $575 (after May 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.
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 are 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 (available soon) or fill out a downloadable pdf or word document and mail it with your check (made out to USC School of Music) to:
University of South Carolina School of Music
The Savvy Musician Retreat
813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29801
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.
Enrollment is capped at 75 participants. Reserve your space soon!