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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

Collaborative Music Series to Present Concert of 21st Century Composers
Posted on 24 March 2017 | 10:17 am
Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the College of Charleston Department of Music, will present its second contemporary classical music concert to Charleston audiences during the 2016-2017 season. The spring concert, “Ambiguous Symmetries,” is an evening of music from 21st century composers and includes Festino Notturno by Mario Davidovsky, As We Do, an […]
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CofC Children’s Opera Generously Supported by Arts, etc. Organization
Posted on 9 February 2017 | 9:50 am
The College of Charleston Opera Program, directed by Professor David Templeton, features voice majors who stage operas and musical revues for the public. In addition, the Opera Program infuses the arts and an appreciation of opera into local schools. Over the past seven years, they have performed over 100 performances of children’s stories such as Billy Goats Gruff, […]
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Moscow Conservatory-trained Khoma/Vynnytsky Duo to Perform
Posted on 23 January 2017 | 10:07 am
The 2nd Monday Series will host Charleston Music Fest for a night of intimate chamber music. Graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) will present a romantic concert of Beethoven’s Variations in Eb-Major from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 for cello and […]
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Arts Abound | Spring 2017 Events Calendar
Posted on 4 January 2017 | 11:25 am
With events ranging from fully-staged, professional dance and theatre productions to scholarly lectures on art and architectural history, the College of Charleston School of the Arts offers numerous public arts experiences for well-seasoned patrons and curious novices alike. Throughout the academic year, the school presents a robust season of CofC Concerts, arts management sessions on navigating the music industry, theatre […]
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Mar 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Conducted by Yuriy Bekker, the College of Charleston Orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" and a world premiere of music composed by a student.
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Apr 6, 2017 7:30 pm
Presented by the College of Charleston’s department of theatre and dance, "Rent" is a multiple award-winning musical based loosely on Giacomo Puccini’s opera "La Boheme."
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Apr 7, 2017 7:30 pm
Concerts of new compositions and contemporary masterworks
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