USC Upstate to Present Commercial Music Concert at Chapman Cultural Center

March 28, 2016 at 9:05 am

commerical musicUSC Upstate’s Commercial Music department will be in concert at Chapman Cultural Center Sunday, April 17, with rousing performances from the USC Upstate Vocal Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Commercial Music Combos. The show starts at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Upstate Vocal Ensemble will present a few favorites from the popular and folk genres. The Guitar Ensemble will be performing refreshing arrangements of jazz, rock, and contemporary pop music. The Jazz Combo will present alluring renditions of classic jazz standards. And, the Commercial Music Combos will be performing music from Motown, as well as rock classics from the 1990s. The concert will also feature performances by finalists from the annual USC Upstate Songwriting Competition.

USC Upstate Commercial Music program includes courses in commercial music, jazz studies, music theory, music history, piano/keyboard, choir, guitar performance, composition, music entrepreneurship, singing performance, music technology and applied lessons. The ever-expanding commercial music program places an emphasis on contemporary topics that include music business, history of rock music, career preparation, and songwriting.

For more information about this concert or USC Upstate’s Commercial Music program, contact Dr. Nolan Stolz, coordinator of Commercial Music, at