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

College of Charleston Names New Director of Choral Activities
Posted on 7 July 2023 | 10:02 am
Carlos B. Brown, D.M.A. joins our Department of Music as Director of Choral Activities. He will oversee the College’s Concert Choir and Gospel Choir – both open for participation by music and non-music majors. Under Brown’s baton, students will expand…
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2022-2023 School of the Arts Awards
Posted on 11 May 2023 | 4:51 pm
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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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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Music Events

February 24th from 7:00 pm
College of Charleston Opera and the Department of Theatre and Dance will stage Die Fledermaus. Known as one of the world’s most beloved operettas, Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus tells the st [...]
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February 25th from 7:00 pm
College of Charleston Opera and the Department of Theatre and Dance will stage Die Fledermaus. Known as one of the world’s most beloved operettas, Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus tells the st [...]
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April 1st from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
The College of Charleston Orchestra is proud to present celebrated and internationally renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich in a performance of Brahms Violin Concerto, conducted by Yuriy Bek [...]
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April 9th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Renowned musician Petronel Malan performs the season finale of the College of Charleston International Piano Series. "Formidable…dizzying…magical”: These words from New York reviewer Harris Gold [...]
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