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Special Events

Little girl smiling at renaissance festival

Whether it’s enjoying music on a summer evening or traveling back in time with the help of a guest speaker, CSM offers events throughout the year that involve both students and the community.

Ren Fest Photo

Renaissance Festival

Travel back to a time when lords ruled and peasants pleased, all in the language and costumes of Shakespeare, at CSM’s annual Renaissance Festival!



Chautauqua performanceChautauqua

Taking its name from a lake in New York State, the Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE humanities program that brings history to life in vivid detail. Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past.



Summer Concert
Summer Concerts on the Lawn

Join us at the Leonardtown Campus for our family-friendly summer concerts on the lawn featuring Dixie Power Trio with the New Line Brass and Horizon.


Kawai Piano Sale

Every year the La Plata campus of the College of Southern Maryland Department of Music receives an annual loan of new Kawai Pianos for our education, practice, and performance needs. These pianos are provided in conjunction with Kawai America’s Institutional Loan Program. To support this loan program, these and other fine pianos are periodically offered for sale and then replaced with new ones.