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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

Pianist Stephen Beus to Perform
Posted on 26 January 2015 | 8:54 pm
The International Piano Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present a performance by celebrated pianist Stephen Beus on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Within a span of four months, Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Competition (Lisbon) and received the […]
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CofC Opera Presents Double Bill of One Acts
Posted on 14 January 2015 | 3:05 pm
David Templeton, Associate Professor of Voice/Opera, directs two one-act operas featuring talented voice majors from the College’s Department of Music. He describes the event as “a very powerful production ranging from the uproarious comedy of ‘The Old Maid and the Thief’ to the gripping sorrow of ‘Suor Angelica.’” Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the […]
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Feb 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm
CofC Opera will present Giacomo Puccinis Suor Angelica a one-act drama about nuns and their various desires from outside the convent and Gian Carlo Menottis one act The Old Maid and the Thief a...
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Feb 3, 2015 - 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 Feb. 3...
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