Department of Music

Artistic Mastery & Academic Excellence

Join us on an unparalleled musical and educational journey.

At the College of Charleston, we blend the intense focus of a conservatory with a broad education in the liberal arts. Here, you'll receive the well-rounded academic foundation you're looking for with the superior musical training and creative inspiration you crave.

As part of Charleston's vibrant cultural scene, you'll learn, train and gain inspiration from a city steeped in artistic heritage. Charleston is also known as a haven for the performing arts. 

In addition, small class sizes and ample practice and performance spaces provide the perfect platform to develop your skills. Most importantly, you'll benefit from the guidance of our esteemed faculty of experienced musicians and educators who perform, record and publish on national and international levels.

Interested in learning more about what we're up to? Check out our upcoming events. 


Whether you're looking to major in music, take a few classes or pursue post-graduate work, we're excited to share our academic programs with you. 

About Us

Learn more about our mission and vision
  • Mission

    The Department of Music at the College of Charleston provides a world-class music education and impactful arts experiences for students pursuing a holistic liberal arts education. We empower students to create, to perform, and to understand music and its potential to enrich and transform the human experience.

  • Vision

    The Department of Music at the College of Charleston will be nationally recognized for its innovative approach, combining exceptional scholarship and high-level musical training within a holistic liberal arts experience.

  • Accreditation

    The Departmnet of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.