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Department of Music

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. Music majors, who can choose to concentrate in performance, theory/composition, or music history, benefit from small class sizes, ample practice and performance space and one-on-one tutelage from faculty.

Department News

Arts Abound | Fall 2019 Events Calendar
Posted on 8 August 2019 | 11:53 am
The College of Charleston School of the Arts offers numerous public arts experiences for well-seasoned patrons and curious novices alike. Throughout the academic year, the School presents a robust season of CofC Concerts, arts management sessions on navigating the music industry, theatre + dance performances, studio art exhibits and lectures, art/architectural history and historic preservation/community planning lectures, […]
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Piccolo Spoleto Festival: College of Charleston Young Artists Series
Posted on 14 May 2019 | 11:27 am
Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival present a 17-day feast of the arts featuring some of the most talented artists from the School of the Arts, from the local area and from around the world.  Piccolo Spoleto’s College of Charleston Young Artists Series features some of the College’s most accomplished music students and alumni […]
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Sep 9, 2019 7:30 pm
From jazz to chamber music, these six monthly concerts feature College of Charleston faculty and friends. Presented by CofC Concerts in the College's Department of Music.
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Sep 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Presented by CofC Concerts / Department of Music, the International Piano Series is Charleston’s longest-running program with a pure focus on piano, presenting four concerts each academic year.
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Oct 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Presented by the Department of Music, Charleston Music Fest is a year-round presenter of chamber music of the highest possible artistic standard and adds to the colorful cultural life of Charleston.
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