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Merging the intense focus of a conservatory with a broad education in the liberal arts, the music program at the College of Charleston is further enhanced by its location in a city renowned for its cultural heritage and devotion to the performing arts. Strong academic preparation coupled with superior musical training places our program in a unique niche.  Read more

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Edward HartEdward Hart
Department Chair
The Music Department at the College of Charleston is the centerpiece of musical life in one of the country’s most beautiful, historic, and cultured cities.  Our students are taught by world-class artists/scholars in an environment that stresses one-on-one instruction, collaborative music-making, and rigorous scholarship.  Read more

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New Director Ran Dank to Open Piano Series
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 3:20 pm
The Department of Music in the College of Charleston School of the Arts is pleased to welcome Ran Dank as its new Director of Piano Studies. Described by The New York Times as “thriving in his career” and giving “ tour-de-force accounts of stunning piano pieces,” Mr. Dank will open the 2014-15 season of the College’s International […]
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Baritone David Templeton Opens 2nd Monday Series
Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:43 pm
The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston, formerly known as the Monday Night Concert Series, opens its 2014-15 season of music with baritone David Templeton and pianist Robin Zemp. On Sept. 8, 2014, this talented faculty duo will present a powerful performance of Robert Schumann’s best-known song cycle, Dichterliebe, Maurice Ravel’s triptych Don Quichotte et Dulcinee, and Giuseppi […]
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Sep 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm
CofC Concerts presents the International Piano Series - Charleston's longest running program with a pure focus on piano and offering four concerts on Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Feb. 3 and April 7. The Sept. 30...
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Oct 2, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Visiting Flute Professor Kathleen Karr from the University of Louisville will give a Flute Masterclass. Ms. Karr is Principal Flute of the Louisville Symphony. Tacy Edwards, Adjunct Flute Instructor...
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