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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.  Read more

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Message from the Chair

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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Department News

Introducing…CofC Concerts
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:03 am
The Department of Music is pleased to begin its 2014-15 concert season with exciting improvements, including a new start time of 7:30 p.m. for most performances. In addition, the Department has established a new entity, CofC Concerts, which coordinates its professional series and student ensembles from a central office and website. Now, at one place, patrons […]
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Piccolo Spoleto Festival: College of Charleston Young Artists Series
Posted on 9 May 2014 | 10:50 am
The Young Artists Series features some of the College of Charleston School of the Arts’ most accomplished music students and alumni. Tickets are $11 and available at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Box Office 1-(866)-811-4111 or online. All concerts take place at 12:00 noon in the College’s Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. […]
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Events

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm
CofC Concerts presents Magnetic South, new classical music concerts in collaboration with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. The Oct. 17 event is devoted to Arvo Prt, the most performed living...
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Nov 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm
CofC Concerts presents Charleston Music Fest, intimate chamber music featuring College of Charleston faculty and local and international guest artists. The Nov. 13 concert features violinist Alexandre...
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