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Jazz Girls Day

An open invitation to South Carolina middle and high school girls to attend UofSC for a day of masterclasses, connection, concert and jam session.

January 14, 2023
School of Music
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Jazz at USC presents JAZZ GIRLS DAY, an annual initiative that invites and inspires girls from South Carolina to join the Jazz Faculty at the School of Music for a day filled with learning, playing, and performing. One of the goals of the day is to help girls around the state prepare for their All-State jazz auditions, although this is not a requirement to attend. The idea behind JAZZ GIRLS DAY is not only to welcome girls to start or continue playing jazz but also encourage South Carolina music educators to encourage girls to play jazz.

This program is for all instrumentalists and vocalists (traditional AND non-traditional) at all levels. The only prerequisites are middle and high school students who identify as female. Accompanying adults are welcome as well! 


  • MEET AND GREET with School of Music Jazz Faculty, current students (that will co-teach throughout the day)
  • LUNCH 
  • CONCERT: UofSC JAZZ FACULTY featuring Lauren Meccia & Colleen Clark
  • JAM SESSION with all participants, faculty and UofSC Jazz Students


JAZZ GIRLS DAY is a free event. Registration is required.
Early bird registration PERK before 1/4/23: UOFSC SOM/JAZZ Merchandise

*Required fields


RESOURCES made specifically for JAZZ GIRLS DAY
CONNECTION AND MENTORSHIP with the UofSC Jazz community

JAZZ GIRLS DAY is partially funded by the  Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning’s “Beyond the Classroom Grant,"  SPARK and UofSC Jazz Studies. JAZZ GIRLS DAY is supported by the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Education Network’s South Carolina Chapter.


Dr. Colleen Clark, for inquiries

UofSC Jazz Faculty includes:

Dr. Matthew White, Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet/Director of Jazz Studies
Dr. Craig Butterfield, Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies/Co-Director of Jazz Studies
Dr. Colleen Clark, Assistant Professor of Jazz/Drumset
Professor Lauren Meccia, Lecturer of Jazz/Saxophone & Voice
Dr. Michael Wilkinson, Assistant Professor Trombone and Jazz
Professor Bert Ligon, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Jazz Studies

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