A hushed, darkened audience and bright lights on stage: nothing is quite like the thrill of the connection made between performer and viewer. The magic of the stage is inspiring, entertaining and healing. Focus is rewarded with excitement as art is brought to life. At Queens, it seems there's always a performance on our campus, from world-class visiting musicians to talented students. We offer a vibrant concert series dedicated to chamber music, bringing world-renown guests to Charlotte. Our students perform through choral groups, recitals, musicals and dances and through lively dramatic and comedic productions in Hadley Theater.
Study Music, Drama and Dance
The Music Department offers majors in Music and Music Therapy and a minor in Musical Theater. The Queens Music Academy offers both private lessons and music therapy sessions for children and adults of various ages. Get involved in the Drama Program through its major and through courses in acting, technical theater and literature. Students interested in Dance may choose from modern dance, folk dance, ballet and choreography courses. A number of student organizations are centered around the performing arts, and opportunities to participate abound.
The community can share in our mission of enriching the cultural opportunities of Charlotte. For over 25 years, Friends of Music at Queens has enhanced the quality of musical life of the Charlotte area by sponsoring professional chamber music and education outreach programs. Friends of Theatre at Queens supports the Queens Drama Program, uniting the University and Charlotte community in a shared appreciation of the theatre arts.
NYC-based Enso String Quartet has quickly become one of the country's most exciting young ensembles. View Event
The Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as "sonically delightful and expressively compelling" (The Strad) and as having "played with sparkling vitality and great verve... They are polished, engaged, and in tune with one another." (Classical Voice of North Carolina) View Event
The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the oldest music festivals in the US, is a five-week music festival that takes place in the summer in and around the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. View Event
The Friends of Music at Queens is proud to present Cavani String Quartet in concert. View Event