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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

Concert of Opera Scenes/Musical Favorites Led by New Voice Professor
Posted on 3 October 2018 | 8:45 am
The dramatic art form of opera is a reflection and commentary on the human condition and our shared experiences of emotions. Joy, love, death, loss, illness, and betrayal are universal. These intense emotions transcend social, economic, and national boundaries to touch everyone’s life. Opera is an acoustic, visceral art form in which the human voice coupled with […]
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Choral Performance to Celebrate Choir Alumni and 20-Year History of Director Rob Taylor
Posted on 27 September 2018 | 1:46 pm
The College of Charleston Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers will present a “Concert Choir Alumni Celebration Concert.” The 2018-19 school year marks Director of Choral Activities Rob Taylor’s 20th anniversary season with the choral program at the College. The Concert Choir will perform repertoire stemming from the past 20 years, and will be joined by alumni […]
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Events

Oct 21, 2018 3:00 pm
College of Charleston’s professional choir-in-residence, conducted by Robert Taylor, will present a concert titled "Music and Mindfulness."
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Nov 6, 2018 7:30 pm
Presented by CofC Concerts / Department of Music, the International Piano Series is Charleston’s longest-running program with a pure focus on piano, presenting four concerts each academic year.
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Nov 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Launched in January 2014 with special guests Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst, IN THE MIX is an Arts Management-produced speaker series connecting musicians and students to music industry leaders.
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