This is a directory of Upstate area clubs and organizations compiled by library staff based on information provided to us by the organizations themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Please send any corrections or additions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (864) 527-9241.
The Carolina Youth Symphony (CYS) is an independent, non-profit youth orchestra which exists to provide an opportunity for individual growth of musically talented youth through the training and performance of the highest quality of orchestra literature. Hosted by Furman University and unaffiliated with any school district, participation in CYS is open to all grade-school students, with no geographical restrictions. CYS programs include 3 full orchestras with many training and performance opportunities, and a kick-off summer camp. A skill based orchestra, they have performed on three separate occasions at the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The Foothills Philharmonic is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of accomplished nonprofessional musicians from the Upstate region. Orchestra membership includes individuals from many walks of life: part-time musicians, teachers, business and professional people, homemakers, and more.
From its beginning, the Chorale has presented great choral orchestral literature to the delight of enthusiastic audiences. Recognized as one of the southeast’s finest symphonic choruses, the Greenville Chorale continues to thrill and inspire both those who perform and those who listen to these presentations of great music. The Chorale’s mission continues, uplifting the quality of life and enhancing the cultural experience of the entire region of upstate South Carolina.
Greenville in Harmony Show Chorus is an award winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a world wide organization committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. The chorus performs for civic, educational, and community organizations throughout the upstate area. The chorus is comprised of over 60 ordinary women who make extraordinary music. Members range from young adults to seniors and come from more than 7 counties in the upstate. The chorus rehearses each week on Monday night at 6:30 pm at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 2240 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC.
The Greenville Music Teachers Association comprises over 70 members and holds monthly meetings, teacher and student recitals, and offers scholarships for students of all instruments and voice. GMTA is an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association and South Carolina Music Teachers Association.
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is a widely respected professional regional symphony. With more than 100 performances a year, the group remains true to its original vision as it entertains and educates the region's music lovers. Internationally acclaimed conductor Maestro Edvard Tchvizhel has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra since 1999.
The Lakeside Concert Band performs on Thursday nights from May-August as part of Furman University Music Department’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free and held at the lakeside amphitheatre. Restrooms and handicapped parking are available. The rain/heat location is the McAlister Auditorium.
The purpose of the Music Club of Greenville is to encourage the appreciation of music, to stimulate musical interest in Greenville, and to support education in the field of music. The club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the SC Federation of Music Clubs.
The Palmetto Statesmen is the Greenville and Spartanburg, SC area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society or, historically, the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, with the acronym SPEBSQSA. The chapter has a long history; it is the oldest chapter in South Carolina. It participates in the District of the Society called the Dixie District which supports barbershop chapters and quartets in six Southeastern states.
A truly unique brass quintet, the Piedmont Brass is at home in any environment – from concert stages to church services to festivals. The Piedmont Brass group is actually three distinctly different bands. There is the Piedmont Brass Quintet, the Steubenville Tootlers (a German band) and the Steamboat Band (a New Orleans Style Dixieland Jazz band).
The Upstate Senior Band is an official program affiliated with Senior Action of Greenville County. The band has been organized for over 12 years and has grown to 40 members. The group averages 40 performances a year. The band’s philosophy has always been to have fun learning and playing music and then to share this with the community. The Upstate Senior Band has always found this to be both rewarding and special. Please feel welcome to inquire and participate. Just started is a beginners program for Seniors who have always wanted to discover the joy of music.