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, which includes an artist-in-residence and a composer-in-residence.
The new $18 million Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts contains more than 16,000 square feet of music space, including studios, practice rooms and ensemble space. The College also offers a two-year, advanced program of study for graduates who want to continue their studies and prepare for professional performance careers.