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Student Opportunities

Once you’ve declared your major, it’s important that you establish regular contact with your advisor, your professors, and with the department office staff. They can be tremendous resources for you and help you maximize your college experience.

For example, there might be scholarships, internships or new sources of financial aid, for which you qualify. To find out what’s available – and the eligibility requirements – contact the department office.

Part-time jobs, internships, service learning and volunteering will play an integral part in your preparation for the future. The faculty and staff in your major area will provide you with wonderful networking opportunities.

Extracurricular activities can enhance your classroom experiences. There are more than 150 clubs and organizations for you to consider, most of which will help you hone your leadership skills, help you connect with students who share your interests, and in some cases, expand your academic experience.

Study abroad

Each summer, faculty members lead study abroad courses. The music department regularly offers a summer course in Scotland: Music in Performance in Scotland and at the Edinburgh Festival.

Performances in individual recitals and with departmental ensembles

Our students have many opportunities to perform with other students, faculty, and other musicians in the Thursday Noon Student Recital Series, concerts in the Charleston community, touring programs in the U.S. and abroad, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Young Artist Series, to name just a few.

Concerts and master classes with some of today's finest performers

Recent guest artists have included Abbey Simon, Earl Wild, D'Anna Fortunato, John Wustman, Roland and Almita Vamos, and Suren Bragratuni.