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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

Multiple Tony Award-Winning Musical “The Secret Garden” Takes Stage
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:22 pm
Co-presented by the College of Charleston’s department of theatre and dance and department of music, “The Secret Garden” is a compelling musical for the whole family. This enchanting classic of children’s literature, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911, is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.  Winner […]
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International Piano Series Presents Robert McDonald
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:04 pm
Award-winning pianist Robert McDonald will present the third concert in the 2015-16 season of the International Piano Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. On Tuesday, February 16, McDonald will perform a variety of works spanning from baroque to impressionist piano repertoire. Selections will include Prelude and Fugue in B Major, BWV […]
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Feb 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM
BLACK HISTORY CONCERT: The College of Charleston Gospel Choir, directed by Brenten Weeks, will perform traditional Negro Spirituals, such as Trouble of the World, Down in my Soul and Lift Every Voice...
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Feb 16, 2016 - 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. 29, Nov. 10, Feb. 16 and April 19. The...
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