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CEUs and Graduate Credit

Summer 2023

Music, You, Creativity and Community

In collaboration with Music for People’s Art of Improvisation and the NAMM Foundation
with guest appearance by researcher and musician Dr. Charles Limb, Co-founder Sound Health Network, Chief of Otology, Neurology and Skull Base Surgery, UC San Francisco

Course Options

  • Music, You, Creativity and Community with Art of Improvisation for NAMM and CMS members
  • Art of Improvisation Workshop (no university credit)
  • Graduate or Undergraduate Credits (3)
  •  CEU Certificate Workshop (3)

Musicians, beginners through professionals from any musical traditions, who desire musical renewal, mindfulness, and creativity in an energetic, humorous, open-minded environment will discover how to move beyond perceived musical limits while performing at the peak of personal technical and expressive abilities. Develop transferrable skills, techniques, and activities for fostering music independence, collaboration, and leadership among students of all ages (PreK-adults) to lead others in improvisational music engagements. Prior experience in improvisation is not necessary.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate practical application of methods and techniques based in music improvisation, responsive musicianship, social-emotional awareness, student leadership, community building, self-reflection and standards-based assessments.

 Full details are available in our flyer. Course schedule is below.

Online* Synchronous Class 1 Tuesday, June 20** 12:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Online Synchronous Class 2 Tuesday, June 27 12:00–1:15 p.m. EDT
Online Synchronous Class 3 Tuesday, July 11 12:00–1:15 p.m. EDT
On-campus: USC School of Music Intro Events*** Sunday, July 23 12:30–6:30 p.m. EDT (Includes dinner,  compliments of Spark.)
On-campus: USC School of Music,  Music for People’s Art of Improvisation Sunday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. –  
Friday, July 28, 12:00 pm. EDT

*Online synchronous classes will be recorded should you not be able to attend during the scheduled times.

**Video available June 20. View video and complete discussion board prior to next online class.

*** USC School of Music is located at 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC.

Registration & Fees

 Register for CEUs OR University credit. Do not register for both.

CEU Registration  - $600, 3 CEUs

Hybrid course includes three online classes, introductory activities + Music for People’s Art of Improvisation – July 23-28, 2023.

  • Hybrid course includes three online classes, introductory activities + Music for People’s Art of Improvisation – 
    July 23-28, 2023.
  • Click registration link to register for CEUs, on-campus housing and parking.

Graduate and Undergraduate Credit Registration
Hybrid course includes three online classes and introductory activities + Music for People’s Art of Improvisation, July 23-28, 2023. Coaching teachers and others who desire graduate credit, but are not current USC students must do the following to register.

  1. Apply to the University as a non-degree seeking student.
  2. Use Self Service Carolina to register for your desired course(s).
    (MUSC 584, CRN 75231 or MUED 554, CRN 75230)
  3. Coaching teachers then email Chris Burkett, Executive Director of Gamecock EdQuarters, to redeem your coaching teacher credits.

Current USC students who desire graduate or undergraduate credit, use Self Service Carolina to register.

Online Master of Music Education

We are excited about the slate of opportunities we are planning for this program. We intend that enrollees will gain skills and experiences that are immediately applicable to your classroom and prepare you for scholarly work in music and music education. 

Credit Distribution:

MUSC  11 credits Up to 3 may come from the College of Education
MUED  18 credits

MUED 790 - required, 3 credits
MUED 795 - required, 3 credits

Theory 3 credits  
History 3 credits  

To learn more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Summer Conducting Workshop

Choose from three tracks for professional development with our world-class conducting faculty.  Band, Choral and Orchestral conductors can't miss this!

CEUS and Graduate Credit Summer Courses 2023

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.