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

The Artistic Heartbeat of Charleston: 2022-23 SOTA Event Season
Posted on 10 August 2022 | 10:12 am
After a triumphant season last year, the College of Charleston School of the Arts is delighted to continue presenting meaningful, unique performances and visual arts events, featuring acclaimed professionals as well as budding student scholars. Immerse yourself in our 2022-2023…
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Piccolo Spoleto Festival: College of Charleston Young Artists Series
Posted on 12 May 2022 | 1:46 pm
Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival present a 17-day feast of the arts featuring some of the most talented artists from the School of the Arts, from the local area and from around the world.  Piccolo Spoleto’s College of Charleston…
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2021-2022 School of the Arts Awards
Posted on 6 May 2022 | 5:39 am
The School of the Arts honors the achievements of a select group of students who have demonstrated excellence in their respective disciplines. Congratulations to these students! SPECIAL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AWARDS Outstanding South Carolina High School Arts Teacher Award…
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Music Events

January 31st from 7:30 pm
Steinway Artist John Milbauer has recently performed in China, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Japan as well as throughout the United States. Highlights of the past two se [...]
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February 18th from 6:00 pm
The College of Charleston Gospel Choir will present the Black History Concert, "The Revolt to FREEDOM: The Story of Denmark Vesey."FREE for CofC students with ID. General admission is $15 at the door. [...]
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February 24th from 7:30 pm
College of Charleston Opera presents The Tales of Hoffmann. Jacques Offenbach’s fantastical opera is based on the thrilling short stories from the mind of the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann. Follow Hoffm [...]
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February 26th from 2:00 pm
College of Charleston Opera presents The Tales of Hoffmann. Jacques Offenbach’s fantastical opera is based on the thrilling short stories from the mind of the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann. Follow Hoffm [...]
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