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Where to Give

Through your gift to the School of Music, you make a difference in our students’ lives in a way that is most meaningful to you. Support an ensemble, empower innovative ideas or champion diversity in music – whatever speaks to your philanthropic passion. How ever you choose to support the School of Music, you change lives through your generosity. 

Areas of Need

USC Bands

Your gift to the Carolina Bands Funds provides much needed student scholarships, quality instruments, state of the art facilities, allows students to travel around the Southeast and beyond.

Choirs of Carolina

From providing accompanists to supporting commissions and off-setting travel expenses for local and international tours, your gift to the Concert Choir Fund helps the Choirs of Carolina flourish.

Opera at USC

From scenery to student scholarships to show rights, your gift to the Opera at USC Fund supports every aspect of Opera at USC Productions and allows students to learn about every facet of stage production.

Jazz Studies

Your gift to the USC Jazz Fund helps bring luminary jazz musicians to the School of Music stage and provides life-changing student scholarships to jazz majors.

USC Symphony Orchestra

Your gift to the USC Symphony Orchestra Fund supports student scholarships and assistantships and helps bring world-renowned guest artists and innovative new programming to campus.  

Musical Theatre

Your gift to the USC Musical Theatre Fund helps support and grow one of the school's newest Bachelor of Arts degrees while providing students access to world-class faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities. 

Carolina Fund

Your gift to the Carolina Fund allows the School of Music to direct funds to where the need is the greatest. Currently, most unrestricted gifts are used to support student scholarships.

Additional Program Areas

You may designate your gift to a specific program area by clicking one of the funds below. If you would like to support a fund not listed here please email

You can support any area of the School of Music – just contact us and we’ll help match your passion with the School’s priorities. For more information contact Audra Vaz, Assistant Dean for Advancement .

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