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

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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SOTA: The Artistic Heartbeat of Charleston
Posted on 7 September 2021 | 10:19 pm
During the past challenging academic year, our unwavering passion for the arts and arts education grew even stronger. The future is bright, and the school year ahead will inspire. Nestled in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, the College of…
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Music Events

September 13th from 7:30 pm
Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (The Salt Lake City Tribune), “a mesmerizing risk-taker” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland) and “simply spectacular” (Chicago International Music Fou [...]
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September 14th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Ethiopian Israeli international musician Gili Yalo combines an Ethiopian musical legacy with genres such as funk, jazz and soul. He incorporates sounds from traditional Ethiopian music into contem [...]
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September 23rd from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
With support from the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the CofC Hispanic-Latino Club, will host the Multicultural Festival as part of the school [...]
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September 29th from 7:30 pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the musical Violet (music by Jeanine Tesori; book and lyrics by Brian Crawleywhich). Violet tells the story of a young woman's quest [...]
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