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.
- All College of Charleston students, regardless of major, benefit from broad exposure to many academic areas through the College’s liberal arts education. Music, one of the original liberal arts, plays an important and distinctive role in the lives and education of the entire campus community.
- Students enjoy small class size and individual instruction by faculty members who are all accomplished professional musicians, including an artist-in-residence and a composer-in-residence.
- The department offers numerous opportunities to perform and to attend performances by world-class artists and distinguished faculty members.
- We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Performance, Theory/Composition, or Music History, as well as an artist certificate in performance, a two-year, advanced program of study for graduates who want to continue their studies and prepare for professional performance careers.