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CofC Concerts

Each year, the Music Department presents over 100 public performances, featuring world-class visiting artists, distinguished faculty, and students.

The International Piano Series, Monday Night Concert Series, Charleston Music Fest, and Magnetic South are the Department's professional series featuring guest artists from around the world and the United States. Along with concerts by our College of Charleston ensembles, these concerts are popular events in the Charleston musical community. Our faculty and students also play vital roles in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival each year.

Most events take place in the 254-seat Simons Center Recital Hall or the 784-seat Sottile Theatre. Other venues include historic Randolph Hall on the College of Charleston campus and many of the beautiful churches in downtown Charleston.

Monday Night Concert Series

Concerts, featuring guest artists, distinguished faculty, and advanced students, are presented each week during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The series is a popular event among the Charleston musical community; early arrival is advised, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, unless noted
  • Admission: $10 at the door/FREE for College of Charleston students with valid ID

International Piano Series

The International Piano Series is Charleston’s longest running, season-long program with a pure focus on piano. The performers range from young professionals emerging onto the world stage to seasoned performers with long-established careers.

  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street
  • Admission: $20/FREE for College of Charleston students with valid ID and persons under 18
  • Season tickets: $70 for four concerts

For more information, visit International Piano Series.

Charleston Music Fest

The Charleston Music Fest is year-round presenter of chamber music of the highest possible artistic standard and adds to the colorful cultural life of Charleston. Our goal is to present the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by world-class artists to Charleston audiences; to develop new and younger audiences for chamber music; and to provide educational activities which encourage, broaden and deepen appreciation of the chamber music art form.

For more information, visit Charleston Music Fest.

Magnetic South

The only series of its kind in Charleston, SC, Magnetic South performs, year-round, 20th century masterpieces and diverse new works by leading contemporary composers.  It is a partnership between the College of Charleston and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

The mission of Magnetic South is to commission and premiere new work by American and World composers; expose and educate, year-round, community and students to the music of our times; and draw national and world attention to the City of Charleston, the College of Charleston, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, unless noted
  • Admission: $25/$10 students with valid school ID

For more information, visit Magnetic South.