We are an organization that aims to cultivate musical talent and to promote the appreciation and understanding of great music through the presentation of musical performances at our meetings.
Since its founding in 1936, the club has provided scholarship awards to more than one hundred middle and high school age musicians, permitting them to participate in summer music camps and pay for private studio lessons. Read about our history!
Our meetings provide musical entertainment from some of the finest musicians in the Charleston, SC community. Our past Presidents include very distinguished musicians and others from the community. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month from September to May and we welcome anyone who is interested in joining our club, or would simply like to hear an evening of music. You can check out our events on the Calendar Page.
We always welcome new members, so come on in! The music is fine!
Organized on October 12, 1936, the Charleston Music Club is a chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs. We are governed by the CMC Bylaws.
Our purpose is to cultivate musical talent and promote the appreciation and understanding of music, to stimulate interest in music through the presentation of musical programs, and to aid young musicians through the award of scholarships.
The Charleston Music Club awards scholarships to deserving music students for summer music study and private lessons. Auditions for these awards are held every January or February. A recital given by the scholarship awards winners takes place at the April meeting.
Many of our scholarship award winners have established successful careers as performing artists and music teachers. Several have been awarded scholarships to leading conservatories and university music schools.
Funds to support the awards program are raised through donations and annual fund raising efforts. Many of the scholarships are named in the memory of donors and other outstanding musicians and teachers.