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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.

Musical feast 2021

The Feast is back!
Mark your calendars for
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 

For almost 30 years, the Friends of the School of Music have raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars for scholarship support for students of the School of Music.  The Musical Feast has been a staple each year to raise those funds.  This year, due to COVID-19, the Feast will be held virtually.

Join us on May 5, 2021 for an unforgettable evening of different musical performances by School of Music students and a silent auction all from the comfort of your home. Guests can bid on items such as a weekend at Wild Dunes, having a USC choral group perform a 20-minute concert at your home or business, an opportunity to conduct the Marching Band, and more.

The evening will feature Brandon Taylor, co-anchor of News19 This Morning at WLTX in Columbia, as master of ceremonies.

Proceeds fund scholarships for students of the School of Music. These scholarships make an incredible impact on our students’ academic lives and help them achieve their dreams of making a difference in the world through music. We hope you will join us for this special event and help us continue to keep the music playing.

There is a one-time $5 registration fee to participate. 

Register today!

For more information email Caroline Earp, Development Coordinator 

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.

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

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

Become a Friend


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 

Ethan Dilley, saxophone

Morgan Skelley, euphonium

William Newton, percussion

Catherine “Cate” Balsamo, flute

Emily Stegmuller, viola

Coleman Wright, saxophone


For more information, contact the School of Music Office of Development

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