As midterms get under way at the College of Charleston, President Andrew T. Hsu wanted to offer a little musical inspiration with the following campus message shared on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019:

Dear Students,

As you begin to prepare for midterms, I thought I would create a study playlist for you. Here’s 10 songs of what my family and I think you’ll enjoy while you study. You’ll notice there’s some new songs on there, some old, some slow, some fast, some with lyrics and some without.

RELATED: Check out President Hsu’s Fall 2019 – Midterms Playlist on Spotify.

Let me know what you think. If the response is positive, I just might create another list for finals at the end of the semester. And if you have some songs to recommend, send them my way!

Study hard and best of luck!



Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.



Fall 2019 – Midterms Playlist

  1. Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major

           Johann Sebastian Bach, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

  1. Jubel – Original Mix


  1. Island in the Sun


  1. Stay Alive

          José González

  1. Piano Concerto No.23 in A

           Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vladimir Horowitz, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano, Carlo Maria Giulini

  1. Unwind

          Tim Atlas

  1. Everything

          City of the Sun

  1. Thief


  1. Changes

          Faul & Wad Ad, PNAU

  1. The Git Up

          Blanco Brown