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Performing Groups

Commercial Music Club
The purpose of the Commercial Music Club is to promote performance and creativity of USC Upstateā€™s musicians and their music. The organization allows members to practice their talents and provides opportunities for live performances. For more information contact Doug Scarborough at 864-503-5253.

Gospel Choir
The USC Upstate Gordon-Colloms Gospel Choir is open to any student interested in gospel music. The choir meets on a regular basis to rehearse and presents several performances each year. Students may earn academic credit by registering for SMUS 129. For more information, contact Dr. Tyrone Toland at 864-503-5310.

Jazz Ensemble
The "Mighty USC Upstate Jazz Band" is open to all students with basic music reading skills who play traditional jazz instruments. The group performs concerts every semester and features classic and contemporary jazz as well as a selection of rock, soul, and R&B.

Shoestring Players
The Shoestring Players theatre group presents several major productions each year, plus smaller presentations and original revues. Membership in the Players is open to all students interested in theatrical performance and production. For more information, contact Jimm Cox at 864-503-5697.

University Singers
The University Chorus, which is open to any interested student, performs traditional selections for chorus, as well as popular and jazz sections. Vocalists may earn academic credit by registering for SMUS 129. A number of scholarships are awarded each year by audition.

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Contact Us

Gospel Choir
Dr. Warren Carson
503-5634

Shoestring Players
Barry Whitfield
503-5880

University Singers
David Guthrie
503-5299