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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

Ellipsis Trio Rounds off Music Fest Series
Posted on 15 April 2015 | 10:23 pm
Charleston Music Fest (CMF) at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will complete its 2014-15 season with the Ellipsis Trio on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The piano trio, hailing from Cambridge, MA, includes violinist Amanda Wang, cellist Patrick Owen and pianist Konstantinos Papadakis. For this performance, the ensemble has prepared a program of Maurice Ravel’s Piano […]
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Ethnomusicologist Daniel Sharp to Present Lecture
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 9:31 pm
This presentation by ethnomusicologist Daniel Sharp (Tulane University) examines how music and mass media contribute to the production of the northeast region of Brazil as a nostalgic space in the national imaginary, distanced from modern national identities. It focuses on the televised images and sounds of two groups from the semi-arid interior city of Arcoverde, […]
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Apr 27, 2015 - 7:30 pm
The College of Charleston Concert Choir will perform music of current and former College of Charleston composers Edward Hart, Chelsea Loew, David Maves and Trevor Weston. The Concert Choir has been...
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