Carolina Music Museum

Carolina Music Museum Our vision is to be the leading center of preserving and celebrating the musical narratives of the Carolinas and the Southeast, through educational programs, exhibits, and performances by distinguished artists.
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Ludmila Peterkova, Clarinet & Claudio Olivera, Piano “International Style”!Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pmHailing from ...
02/19/2020

Ludmila Peterkova, Clarinet & Claudio Olivera, Piano “International Style”!
Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
Hailing from Czechoslovakia & Venezuela, our musicians bring their lyrical partnership to the museum for an intimate concert. Ludmila is a soloist, chamber music player & teacher. Pianist, Claudio Olivera has participated in national & international competitions.

After hours: the Music Museum is still educating and entertaining!
02/19/2020

After hours: the Music Museum is still educating and entertaining!

Our February Adult Musical Gathering took place at the Carolina Music Museum. It was a fascinating evening of learning about amazing instruments and even getting to play on some of them....including a piano that Chopin played! Thank you Carolina Music Museum. We look forward to coming back again!

#PCSAdultMusicalGathering #CarolinaMusicMuseum
#NourishingHeartsAndMinds

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us...
02/16/2020

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us once a day at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

“International Style”!Hailing from Czechoslovakia and Venezuela, our clarinetist and pianist bring their lyrical partner...
02/16/2020

“International Style”!

Hailing from Czechoslovakia and Venezuela, our clarinetist and pianist bring their lyrical partnership to the museum for an intimate concert. Ludmila Peterkova is a soloist, chamber music player and teacher. She has been a guest in Moscow with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and is a recording artist with the Supraphon label, collaborating with other artists in beautiful trio recordings. She has taught at the Prague Conservatory and organized her own summer course of clarinet and chamber performance for 11 years.
Venezuelan pianist, Claudio Olivera debuted as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 12. He has participated in national and international competitions, receiving multiple prizes for his outstanding performances. He has played for every major orchestra in his country. He traveled to the US to begin studying with Dr. Marina Lomazov and in 2016, under her direction, he received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Piano degree, from the University of South Carolina.
Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Tuba Gin, New Orleans JazzSaturday, February 15 at 7:30 pmThe sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French qu...
02/14/2020

Tuba Gin, New Orleans Jazz
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm

The sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French quarter... the sultry growl of a plunger-muted trumpet in a back-alley speakeasy... the jangly guitar spilling out from a roadside juke-joint... an infectious swing propelling the aeronautics of Lindy-hop dancers... the irresistible beat and syncopated thump of a Bourbon Street Parade on Mardis Gras day… All these simmer together in a radium roux, electrifying the sound that is Tuba Gin. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Tuba Gin plays a spicy gumbo of music, drawing from the traditional New Orleans jazz of Louis Armstrong and the classic blues of Bessie Smith, and incorporating the habeñera and clavé rhythms of the Caribbean, the Charleston, and New Orleans brass band funk, as well as the insistent back-beat of the blues, gospel, and rock and roll. Tuba Gin shares their intoxicating musical cocktail with any audience. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

A Musical Breeze on Flute and Keys! Join us as we enjoy the music of flutist Caroline Ulrich & pianist Lillian Buss Pear...
02/12/2020

A Musical Breeze on Flute and Keys! Join us as we enjoy the music of flutist Caroline Ulrich & pianist Lillian Buss Pearson. This joyful musical friendship began at Florida State University in 1990 and continues to delight audiences today!

Still voting! Throw a little free love our way!
02/12/2020

Still voting! Throw a little free love our way!

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us once a day at https://buff.ly/2RdwnNq. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us...
02/11/2020

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us once a day at https://buff.ly/2RdwnNq. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

Ludmila Peterkova, Clarinet & Claudio Olivera, Piano “International Style”!Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pmHailing from ...
02/11/2020

Ludmila Peterkova, Clarinet & Claudio Olivera, Piano “International Style”!
Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
Hailing from Czechoslovakia and Venezuela, our clarinetist and pianist bring their lyrical partnership to the museum for an intimate concert. Ludmila Peterkova is a soloist, chamber music player and teacher. She has been a guest in Moscow with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and is a recording artist with the Supraphon label, collaborating with other artists in beautiful trio recordings. She has taught at the Prague Conservatory and organized her own summer course of clarinet and chamber performance for 11 years.
Venezuelan pianist, Claudio Olivera debuted as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 12. He has participated in national and international competitions, receiving multiple prizes for his outstanding performances. He has played for every major orchestra in his country. He traveled to the US to begin studying with Dr. Marina Lomazov and in 2016, under her direction, he received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Piano degree, from the University of South Carolina.
Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Tuba Gin, New Orleans JazzSaturday, February 15 at 7:30 pmThe sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French qu...
02/10/2020

Tuba Gin, New Orleans Jazz
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm

The sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French quarter... the sultry growl of a plunger-muted trumpet in a back-alley speakeasy... the jangly guitar spilling out from a roadside juke-joint... an infectious swing propelling the aeronautics of Lindy-hop dancers... the irresistible beat and syncopated thump of a Bourbon Street Parade on Mardis Gras day… All these simmer together in a radium roux, electrifying the sound that is Tuba Gin. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Tuba Gin plays a spicy gumbo of music, drawing from the traditional New Orleans jazz of Louis Armstrong and the classic blues of Bessie Smith, and incorporating the habeñera and clavé rhythms of the Caribbean, the Charleston, and New Orleans brass band funk, as well as the insistent back-beat of the blues, gospel, and rock and roll. Tuba Gin shares their intoxicating musical cocktail with any audience. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Caroline Ulrich, Flute & Lillian Buss Pearson, PianoThursday, February 13 at 7:30 pmA Musical Breeze on Flute and Keys!J...
02/09/2020

Caroline Ulrich, Flute & Lillian Buss Pearson, Piano
Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm

A Musical Breeze on Flute and Keys!
Join us as we enjoy the music of flutist Caroline Ulrich and pianist Lillian Buss Pearson. This joyful musical friendship began at Florida State University in 1990 and continues to delight audiences today. Caroline, a founding member of the FLUTE4 ensemble, recently premiered an exciting work by composer Thomas McColley titled “Behind the Eye” with the group. Caroline has performed with several US orchestras and is currently the principal flute for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Lillian Buss Pearson has performed solo and collaboratively throughout the continental US, England, Costa Rica and China. Lillian has a keen interest in historical performance and has studied that using the fortepiano and harpsichord. She is the official pianist for the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica and has performed there for the past five years. Dr. Pearson has actively pursued training in the Alexander Technique for 15 years and is especially interested in its integration with musical performance. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Tuba Gin, New Orleans JazzSaturday, February 15 at 7:30 pmThe sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French qu...
02/07/2020

Tuba Gin, New Orleans Jazz
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm

The sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French quarter... the sultry growl of a plunger-muted trumpet in a back-alley speakeasy... the jangly guitar spilling out from a roadside juke-joint... an infectious swing propelling the aeronautics of Lindy-hop dancers... the irresistible beat and syncopated thump of a Bourbon Street Parade on Mardis Gras day… All these simmer together in a radium roux, electrifying the sound that is Tuba Gin. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Tuba Gin plays a spicy gumbo of music, drawing from the traditional New Orleans jazz of Louis Armstrong and the classic blues of Bessie Smith, and incorporating the habeñera and clavé rhythms of the Caribbean, the Charleston, and New Orleans brass band funk, as well as the insistent back-beat of the blues, gospel, and rock and roll. Tuba Gin shares their intoxicating musical cocktail with any audience. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us...
02/06/2020

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us once a day at https://buff.ly/37hdNJQ. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

Get plugged in & enjoy an electric musical evening with the exciting stylings of Bela Nova strings, performing familiar ...
02/05/2020

Get plugged in & enjoy an electric musical evening with the exciting stylings of Bela Nova strings, performing familiar & popular music enjoyed by all! Jean Anderson, electric cello & Kristen Miller, electric violin has entertained many as sought-after performers.

Caroline Ulrich, Flute & Lillian Buss Pearson, PianoThursday, February 13 at 7:30 pmA Musical Breeze on Flute and Keys!J...
02/04/2020

Caroline Ulrich, Flute & Lillian Buss Pearson, Piano
Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm

A Musical Breeze on Flute and Keys!
Join us as we enjoy the music of flutist Caroline Ulrich and pianist Lillian Buss Pearson. This joyful musical friendship began at Florida State University in 1990 and continues to delight audiences today. Caroline, a founding member of the FLUTE4 ensemble, recently premiered an exciting work by composer Thomas McColley titled “Behind the Eye” with the group. Caroline has performed with several US orchestras and is currently the principal flute for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Lillian Buss Pearson has performed solo and collaboratively throughout the continental US, England, Costa Rica and China. Lillian has a keen interest in historical performance and has studied that using the fortepiano and harpsichord. She is the official pianist for the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica and has performed there for the past five years. Dr. Pearson has actively pursued training in the Alexander Technique for 15 years and is especially interested in its integration with musical performance. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Bella Nova StringsThursday, February 6 at 7:30 pmGet plugged in with Bella Nova Electric Strings!Enjoy an electric music...
02/02/2020

Bella Nova Strings
Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm

Get plugged in with Bella Nova Electric Strings!

Enjoy an electric musical evening with the exciting stylings of Bela Nova strings, performing familiar and popular music enjoyed by all ages. Our artists, Jean Anderson on electric cello and Kristen Miller on electric violin are local to Greenville, SC and have entertained many groups in the area as sought after performers. Passionate strings players, the duo is on a mission to promote strings education on a local, regional and national level. Get wired with Bella Nova Electric Strings! Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Bella Nova StringsThursday, February 6 at 7:30 pmGet plugged in with Bella Nova Electric Strings!Enjoy an electric music...
01/31/2020

Bella Nova Strings
Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm

Get plugged in with Bella Nova Electric Strings!

Enjoy an electric musical evening with the exciting stylings of Bela Nova strings, performing familiar and popular music enjoyed by all ages. Our artists, Jean Anderson on electric cello and Kristen Miller on electric violin are local to Greenville, SC and have entertained many groups in the area as sought after performers. Passionate strings players, the duo is on a mission to promote strings education on a local, regional and national level. Get wired with Bella Nova Electric Strings! Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

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01/31/2020

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01/29/2020

Please vote Today!

If you haven't heard yet...
We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum!
Voting is still open and you can vote for us once a day at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

If you haven't heard yet...We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New ...
01/29/2020

If you haven't heard yet...
We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum!
Voting is still open and you can vote for us once a day at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

Bela Fleck Banjo Documentary “Throw Down Your Heart”Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 pmHughes Main LibraryFreeEnjoy a scree...
01/28/2020

Bela Fleck Banjo Documentary “Throw Down Your Heart”
Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 pm
Hughes Main Library
Free

Enjoy a screening & discussion on the film which connects the rich cultural origins of the banjo in Africa & the Caribbean to the U.S. Appalachian region, tracing its evolution as an instrument. In partnership w/ Carolina Music Museum & the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Registration required.

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us...
01/28/2020

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us once a day at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

Keith Davis & Neal Starkey Jazz DuoThursday, January 30 at 7:30 pmSit back & groove to some great jazz music. Our local ...
01/27/2020

Keith Davis & Neal Starkey Jazz Duo
Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm
Sit back & groove to some great jazz music. Our local friend Keith Davis has distinguished himself as a jazz pianist, composer & educator. He has toured w/Glenn Miller Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra & Matt “Guitar” Murphy (Blues Brothers). Keith was inducted into the Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame. Local performing partners include his Trio & the Greenville Jazz Collective. In addition to performing Keith has recorded 2 CDs of original music.
Neal Starkey, bassist from NY, currently in Atlanta, has performed with many notable names such as Sonny Stitt, Duke Pearson, Barney Kessel & many more. Starkey has recorded with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams & Freddie Hubbard with the CBS Jazz All Stars. Neal often works with notable Southeastern Jazz musicians & has extensive studio recording experience.

We have had Chris as a guest this weekend and I can promise that this is going to be fantastic. Great, engaging fellow, ...
01/26/2020

We have had Chris as a guest this weekend and I can promise that this is going to be fantastic. Great, engaging fellow, come this afternoon for our free, inaugural lecture demonstration.

Music Instrument History at The Sigal Presents: The Age of Invention Lecture
Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Christopher Belluscio who is a leading expert on historical trumpets. Experience the English Slide Trumpet, Keyed Trumpet, Keyed Bugle, and early valve trumpets and the beautiful music written for them. Free admission.

Music Instrument History at The Sigal Presents: The Age of Invention LectureSunday, January 26 at 3:00 pmJoin us for a l...
01/25/2020

Music Instrument History at The Sigal Presents: The Age of Invention Lecture
Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Christopher Belluscio who is a leading expert on historical trumpets. Experience the English Slide Trumpet, Keyed Trumpet, Keyed Bugle, and early valve trumpets and the beautiful music written for them. Free admission.

Bela Fleck Banjo Documentary “Throw Down Your Heart”Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 pmHughes Main LibraryFreeEnjoy a scree...
01/24/2020

Bela Fleck Banjo Documentary “Throw Down Your Heart”
Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 pm
Hughes Main Library
Free

Enjoy a screening and discussion on the film "Throw Down Your Heart" a documentary from 2008 which was funded solely by sixteen-time GRAMMY winner Bela Fleck at the Greenville Library. The film connects the rich cultural origins of the banjo in Africa and the Caribbean to the U.S. Appalachian region, tracing its evolution as an instrument with a pivotal role in the forefront of one of America’s unique musical genres, bluegrass. In partnership with the Carolina Music Museum and the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Registration required. Email ask [email protected] or call 527-9258 to register. This is a free event.

Fun Fact Friday!Amen, Brother was a little-known B-side released in 1969. Its drum solo has been hugely infuential, appe...
01/24/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

Amen, Brother was a little-known B-side released in 1969. Its drum solo has been hugely infuential, appearing in different forms in more than 1,500 other songs
- but The Winstons band didn't make any money from it's use until 2015.
Some of the songs in which you can find the "amen break":
I desire-Salt-n-Pepa
Straight Outta Compton-NWA
Eyeless- Slipknot

We want to wish Alexandra Cade a happy work anniversary! Thank you for all that you do everyday. We appreciate you and a...
01/23/2020

We want to wish Alexandra Cade a happy work anniversary! Thank you for all that you do everyday. We appreciate you and are so glad you're part of the team!

Phoebus Ensemble “"Gone with the Winds" Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 pmCome be swept away by the fiery, romantic music c...
01/22/2020

Phoebus Ensemble “"Gone with the Winds"
Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 pm
Come be swept away by the fiery, romantic music created by the Phoebus Ensemble on woodwinds and keyboard. Virtuoso vigor in our intimate venue. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

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516 Buncombe Street (at Heritage Green)
Greenville, SC
29601

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(864) 520-8807

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This Monday is the last Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas concert at 7:30 pm Monday, July 22 at the Fine Arts Center. Staff as indicated that a few tickets are available. Greenville Arts Today has both a review of concert 3 and a preview of the this coming last concert 4. Here are the links (click or cut and paste): https://www.gatgreenvilleartstoday.com/past-reviews/chamber-music-society-of-the-carolinas-preview-comments-program-4 https://www.gatgreenvilleartstoday.com/past-reviews/chamber-music-society-program-3-review
Have just learned about this well-kept secret!
Nice to see PDQ Bach/Peter Shickele featured as the CCM composer of the month . . . the only tri-lettered son of Bach who can still be commissioned to write pieces for budding musicians. Here’s mine: the four movement “Das Pockelbuchlein“ composed for me to play at 1920’s WurliTzer theatre pipe organs on tour, that is those equipped with Bass Drum with Attached Cymbals, Triangle, Chinese Gong, Castanet, Tambourine, Fire Gong, Xylophone, Automobile Horn, Bird Whistle, Marimba, Orchestra Bells, Chimes, Train Whistle.
NOW: SATURDAYS 10:30 TO 12:00 NOON A FREE DOCENT TOUR WITH ADMISSION! Come on down and learn interesting things about Carolina's Music History, the stringed keyboards of 1750-1850 manufactured both in Europe and the United States, as Carolina ventured into music within Plantation Houses and City Homes.
Wendy Green, here’s the page for the Carolina Music Museum. There’s a very informative article below that gives the history of how the museum came to be. Maybe one day we could do a tour of all the museums (except the children’s) on Heritage Green and then take in a play at the Greenville Little Theater. They put on some great productions and I love their intimate feel.
Amazing collection! Wonderful addition to Greenville that will be available for all to see!
Thank you so much for giving our Fine Arts Center students such a wonderful tour and history lesson today! I am very excited for you and for the contribution you are making to our local arts community. Again, I am here to help you in any way that you need. I literally live within a three minute walk from you :)
The moving team at the end of a full day!
I see the lights on in the "shop" and trust that Tom is working hard to make something magnificent. Looking for the opening. RON
I am so excited about the Carolina Music Museum. This incredible collection is truly unique. I look forward to all of the activities that will be coming.