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Friends of the School of Music

Friends of the University of South Carolina School of Music have been helping students achieve their dreams since 1992. We invite you to join our inner circle of supporters and actively participate in shaping the School's future. We show our support by providing music scholarships to students and also supporting other needs of the School, encouraging community participation in musical events, and by sponsoring special activities.

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Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, UofSC has cancelled, adapted to online, or rescheduled public events, performances, in-person classes, labs and camps.

CANCELLED: Mark your calendars for Friday, April 17!
It is a true moveable Musical Feast!

6:30–9:00 p.m. Koger Center for the Arts

Join us for an unforgettable evening as you stroll through five different spaces within the Koger Center and experience a different musical performance in each space, performed by School of Music students, all while enjoying delicious food and drink. It is a true moveable Musical Feast!

Proceeds fund scholarships for students of the School of Music. Over the past 28 years, the Friends of the School of Music have raised more than three quarters of a million dollars for scholarship support. The Musical Feast has been a staple each year to help raise those funds. We hope you will join us for this special event and help us continue to keep the music playing in our students’ lives. 

Complimentary Valet Parking available in front of the School of Music on the corner of Assembly and College Streets.

$125 per person
$85 young professionals (ages 25-40 with ID)
Tickets can be purchased online here.

For more information call Caroline Earp, development coordinator 803-576-5763.

Friends help keep the music playing

Friends show their support for the continued growth and success of the USC School of Music by providing music scholarships to students, encouraging community participation in musical events, and by sponsoring special activities.

By becoming a Friend, you benefit from a special relationship with the university. Since its inception, Friends have provided more than half a million dollars to outstanding students of music at USC.

Join us in our commitment to the dedicated and talented students and faculty of USC School of Music. Because of people like you, more students have more opportunities to become noted performers, composers and educators. Be a part of our vision for one of the foremost schools of music in the country.

Friends annual events

As a Friend, you receive invitations to special events to meet guest artists and students, recognition in concert programs, and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to create the best musical experiences for our patrons and students alike. Friends enjoy the company of like-minded music enthusiasts and receive invitations to special events like the annual Musical Feast

Become a Friend

Student/Educator - $25
Family - $50
Partner - $100 - $249
Contributor - $250 – $499
Patron - $500 - $999
Sustainer - $1,000 and above

For more information, contact the School of Music at 803-576-5763 or


Scholarships are awarded annually by the Friends of the School of Music to worthy students currently enrolled at the School of Music.

2019–2020 Recipients

Kylie Dolbier, clarinet - LeDare Robinson Scholarship
Ethan Dilley, saxophone - Jamal Rossi Scholarship
Morgan Skelley, euphonium - Charlotte Kirby Scholarship
William Newton, percussion - Manuel Alvarez Scholarship
Catherine “Cate” Balsamo, flute
Emily Stegmuller, viola
Coleman Wright, saxophone

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