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BassistJazz Band
Directed by Shannon Hoover and Adam Knight, the USC Upstate Jazz Combos perform classic and contemporary jazz, presenting concerts each semester in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center as well as in professional venues off-campus. Vocalists and instrumentalists may be expected to audition. For more information contact Dr. Nolan Stolz.

Commercial Music Combo
Directed by Shannon Hoover and Adam Knight, the Commercial Music Combos perform a variety of styles. Recent groups have included Motown, Stevie Wonder, 70's classic rock and 90's alternative rock. This combo performs for recruiting events, school functions and professional engagements in the community. For more information contact  Dr. Nolan Stolz.

Upstate Vocal Ensemble
The Upstate Vocal Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary music for mixed choir, as well as pop, jazz, musical theatre and rock selections. This touring ensemble performs regularly throughout the school year.

Gospel Choir
The USC Upstate Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary repertory both on and off campus.

Guitar Ensemble
The USC Upstate Guitar Ensemble generally includes four to six guitarists performing a wide range of music from both classical and jazz styles. 

Contact Us

Dr. Nolan Stolz
Assistant Professor of Music
Coordinator of Commercial Music
HPAC 107
Phone: 864-503-5263

USC Upstate
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
Humanities & Performing Arts Center, 125
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5844
Fax: 864-503-5814
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