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Welcome to the new Horton School of Music website! Whether you are a potential student, an interested parent, or one of our faithful patrons or audience members, we are glad you’re here. We are excited for you to know more about our degree programs, our ensembles, and our environment, and discover the vast array of academic and musical experiences we offer.

If music is your calling, we believe the Horton School of Music is the place for you.  We provide an artistically rich learning environment where students receive mentoring and instruction from faculty members with national and international reputations of excellence in their respective fields. Our size ensures that our faculty is truly invested in the success of our students, encouraging them to thrive musically, academically and personally. Graduates of the Horton School of Music are thoroughly equipped to meet the demands of the world through the exceptional training and experiences they received during their time at CSU. They leave CSU to become leaders in their communities as educators, worship leaders, music therapists and performers.

In addition to the relationships they develop with their teachers, our students have a special sense of community with their colleagues. Smaller class sizes, numerous ensembles and student organizations ensure that Horton School of Music students get to know each other on a personal level. Our students provide support and encouragement to their colleagues and urge each other toward the excellence required of all musicians. 

The Horton School of Music is a hub of musical culture and activity. Each fall and spring semester offers an abundance of concerts, recitals, masterclasses and guest artists to enhance student learning and enrich our community. Students have opportunities to influence and interact with numerous middle and high school musicians through on-campus events like Summer Music Camp, the Lowcountry Music Festivals, and the South Carolina Youth Wind Symphony. Students in our ensembles frequently enjoy national and international tours where they have unforgettable musical experiences as well as opportunities to impact the world through missions and their art.

Please enjoy your look around our website, and be sure to check out our video, and explore our events page. Also, please take a moment to join our Connect with the Horton School of Music information mailing list located on the HSM Home web page. The Horton School of Music is an exciting and musically fulfilling place to be!