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Chamber Music Ensembles

If you have a passion for collaborative music making, there are many opportunities to be a part of chamber ensembles. Student chamber music performances are coached by USC School of Music faculty members who have themselves played great works in the repertory.

A chamber music ensemble gives you the experience and joy of collaborating with your peers under the guidance of our renowned faculty.

As a music major, you may sign up for chamber music ensembles as part of your degree requirements. Some chamber ensembles require special permission. Several chamber music ensembles are available to students pursuing a music minor and to nonmusic majors with special permission.

The USC Graduate String Quartet is USC's premiere student ensemble made up of the top graduate students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees.

School of Music chamber ensembles

  • Brass
  • Graduate String Quartet
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

Chamber Music Residency

The award-winning Parker Quartet is the School of Music's Quartet-in-Residence, offering a series of public events, school outreach and special opportunities for USC string students each semester.

Hailed by The New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

This residency has been made possible by a grant from the Provost's office.

See the schedule of concerts, master classes, coaching and outreach programs


If you’re interested in chamber music ensembles, email Phillip Bush or call 803-777-5922.

Chamber Events

Columbia Baroque Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: FREE

Columbia Baroque Concert

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: FREE

Freeman Sundays @3:

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students

Freeman Sundays @3:

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students

Parker Quartet Concert

Friday, Mar. 25, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $5–$15

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