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Decades-old Gospel Choir now offered as a course at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music is expanding its music course opportunities by offering Gospel Choir each semester. With virtually no limit on capacity, students from any academic discipline can enroll.  Students will learn the history of traditional African-American gospel music and how it has become a progressive sound in the contemporary worship experience.   […]

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Music camps back at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music sponsored the 10th annual Summer Music Camp during the last two weeks of June. Two hundred campers attended from every region of South Carolina and five neighboring states, and performed in the areas of band, orchestra, piano and voice. After a one-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU […]

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CSU freshman saves drowning child

Caroline Grace is a freshman majoring in instrumental music education; she is also a courageous local hero. Last summer, Grace had a job at a local pool as an attendant, monitoring and keeping the facility clean. She was by no means a lifeguard.  However, if it weren’t for Grace, a 3-year-old girl named Madelyn would […]

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CSU student to compete in national singing competition

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is proud to announce that Samuel Polk, sophomore music education – choral major, has earned entry into the National Preliminary Round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions. This progressive audition first required Polk to finish with a qualifying score at the district […]

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Woman Wednesday Series: Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis

To kick off Women’s History Month, we will highlight a Charleston Southern University woman who has influenced their part of campus and our community for the better. Today, the spotlight is on Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis, professor of music and chair of vocal programs in CSU’s Horton School of Music. She is also the Mid-Atlantic […]

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Voice students advance to national competition

Eight voice students from the Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University have earned awards in two separate National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions, competing in nine different categories. Eight students advanced to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Region NATS Student Auditions, originally scheduled for mid-March at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at the University of South Carolina. The auditions were moved […]

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U.S. Navy Band headed to CSU this month

The United States Navy Band will be making a stop at Charleston Southern University on Thursday, Feb. 27 as part of the band’s 2020 tour. The performing ensembles will be the Concert Band, Sea Chanters chorus and Cruisers popular music group. The band, with its combined ensembles, performs in many styles ranging from traditional wind band […]

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Week-long seminar a resource to all musicians

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern along with the Charleston Jazz Academy hosted an eight-day seminar on musician’s health and safety that concluded on Tuesday, February 4. The free annual event focused on issues facing musicians of all levels with regard to physical, mental, and emotional health and safety demands. Attendees spanned the musical field: professional […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Soohyun Yun

Dr. Soohyun Yun performed at the Piano Texas International Festival in summer 2019, including three concerts and three public master classes. Yun won the concerto competition and performed Schumann Piano Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya. She also performed in the Ilshin Art Hall in Seoul, Korea […]

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Gorsky practices music therapy abroad

Melinda Gorsky’s study abroad trip to Jamaica this summer included working in Jamaican schools, care centers, orphanages and hospitals and living and studying in rural Jamaica. Gorsky, a music therapy major, learned of the program through CSU’s director of music therapy, Dr. Jennifer Whipple. She applied and was accepted to the Jamaica Field Service Project, […]

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