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Music Courses Offered at USC Upstate:

  • SMUS 110. Introduction to Music (3)
  • SMUS 111. Applied Lessons (bass, trombone, percussion, guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet, voice) (1)
  • SMUS 115. Commercial Music Theory and Aural Skills I (3)
  • SMUS 116. Commercial Music Theory and Aural Skills II (3)
  • SMUS 126/326. Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1)
  • SMUS 127/327. Jazz Band (1)
  • SMUS 128/328. Gospel Music Workshop (1)
  • SMUS 129/329. University Singers (1)
  • SMUS 131/331. Guitar Ensemble (1)
  • SMUS 132/332. Chamber Choir (1)
  • SMUS 140. History of Rock Music (3)
  • SMUS 155, 156, 255, 256. Group Piano (2)
  • SMUS 165, 166, 265, 266. Class Voice (2)
  • SMUS 215. Commercial Music Theory and Aural Skills III (3)
  • SMUS 216. Commercial Music Theory and Aural Skills IV (3)
  • SMUS 301. Music History I (3)
  • SMUS 302. Music History II (3)
  • SMUS 310. Jazz History (3)
  • SMUS 311. Applied Lessons (bass, trombone, percussion, guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet, voice) (1)
  • SMUS 325. Jazz Theory (3)
  • SMUS 345. Jazz Improvisation I (3)
  • SMUS 346. Jazz Improvisation II (3)
  • SMUS 361. Music Business (3)
  • SMUS 362. Music Technology (3)
  • SMUS 364. Music Entreprenuership (3)
  • SMUS 365. Songwriting (3)
  • SMUS 366. Composition (3)
  • SMUS 367. Arranging for Ensembles (3)
  • SMUS 398. Selected Topics In Music (3) (recent topics include music business, audio recording, and songwriting)
  • SMUS 399. Independent Studies in Commercial Music (3)
  • SMUS 490. Senior Seminar in Commercial Music (3)
  • SMUS 499. Internship in Commercial Music (1-3)

Contact Us

Dr. Tricia Oney
Assistant Professor of Music
Coordinator of Commercial Music
HPAC 108
Phone: 864-503-5352
toney@uscupstate.edu 

Dr. Nolan Stolz
Assistant Professor of Music
HPAC 107
Phone: 864-503-5263
nstolz@uscupstate.edu

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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