CofC Concerts

***Due to COVID-19, in-person performances are not scheduled. Updated concert info and possible online performances will be announced on our "cofcmusic" Facebook and Instagram accounts and on this webpage.***

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

The International Piano Series2nd Monday 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.

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Artistic Directors: Edward Hart, Natalia Khoma, Paul Sánchez and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis
(Photo by Elizabeth Ervin)
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International Piano Series

Artistic Director: Paul Sánchez

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

  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip Street
  • Admission: General admission $20. All students and College of Charleston employees admitted for free
  • Season tickets: $70 for four concerts

For more information, visit International Piano Series.

Charleston Music Fest

Artistic Director: Natalia Khoma

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.

  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, unless noted
  • Admission: General admission $25. All students $10.

For more information, visit Charleston Music Fest.

Magnetic South

Artistic Director: Yiorgos Vassilandonakis

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.

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

  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, unless noted
  • Admission: General admission $10. Purchase tickets online from Charleston Symphony

For more information, visit Magnetic South.

2nd Monday Series

Artistic Director: Edward Hart

Monthly series featuring College of Charleston faculty and friends. 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: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, unless noted
  • Admission: General admission $15. All students $10.

For more information, visit 2nd Monday Series.

CofC Ensembles

CofC Ensembles present student performances throughout the year by CofC Orchestra, CofC Student Choir, and CofC Opera. [more information]

Support CofC Concerts

Your gift to CofC Concerts is tax deductible and supports excellence in the arts and education as well as student educational opportunities. Ways to give:

  • Mail:  Send your Check made out to CofC Concerts to: Attn: CofC Concerts, Music Department, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424.
  • Credit Card: Visit the individual programs' webpages above and follow instructions.

Thank you for your support!

Contact CofC Concerts

Mailing address:

Attn: CofC Concerts
Department of Music
College of Charleston
66 George St.
Charleston, SC 29424

843.953.5927 or concerts@cofc.edu