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Message from the 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.  We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, which includes conservatory-level training within the framework of a liberal arts environment insuring a holistic educational experience. Our graduates have attended many of the world’s most prestigious music graduate programs resulting in successful careers in performance and academia.

The College is nestled in the heart of city’s historic district giving students the opportunity to study and live in an architectural and cultural environment rarely found in North America.  Charleston is home to the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Concert Association along with many other well-known museums, galleries, artistic institutions, and festivals making it a preeminent visitor destination.

Music students seeking a unique educational experience in an unparalleled setting will find a home in the College of Charleston Music Department.


Edward Hart, Chair
Department of Music