Online MME available in 2021
For more information, email Traci Hair or call 803-777-4106.
Habits of a Successful and Significant Music Educator
June 21 - July 29, 2021
6 week session
Scott Rush is the lead writer for the Habits series by GIA Publications and is the former Director of Bands at Wando High School
in Mount Pleasant, SC. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in
Boston, Massachusetts and the University of South Carolina. He currently serves as
co-conductor of the Charleston Wind Symphony, a semi-professional ensemble in Charleston,
Under his direction, the Wando Symphonic Band performed at the 2007 Midwest International
Band and Orchestra Clinic and were recipients of the 2007 Sudler Flag of Honor administered
by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. His marching bands were two-time BOA Grand National
Mr. Rush is active as a conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United
States and Canada. He is the author and co-author of fourteen highly touted books,
some of which include: Habits of A Successful Band Director, Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician,
Habits of a Successful Musician, Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician, Habits
of a Successful Middle School Musician, The Evolution of a Successful Band Director,
Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director, Habits of a Significant Band Director and Pathway to Success for GIA Publications. Mr. Rush has served as President of the South Carolina Band
Directors Association and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the National
Band Association. In 2010, Mr. Rush was elected into the prestigious American Bandmasters
Association and in 2011 was awarded the Bandworld “Legion of Honor.” In 2016, he was
awarded the Edwin Franko Goldman Award by the ASBDA for contributions to music education.
UofSC Music Education encompasses three main elements.
- Teacher education, including emphases in early childhood/elementary, choral, strings
- Leadership programs, including the Children's Music Development Center, the Choirs
of Carolina Mentoring Initiative, the Congaree New Horizons Band Program and the USC
- Research and creative activities, including a wide range of study options.
Teaching certification preparation is available through the Bachelor of Music with
emphasis in Music Education degree.
Music Education Faculty