Music Minor

The music minor allows you to pursue your love of music in tandem with a major in any discipline.

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The music minor, available to any student seeking to pursue music as a secondary field, requires 24 to 25 units of coursework. Follow your passion for music and expand your horizons as you complete courses in your major. The interdisciplinary curriculum will examine music creation and integrated technologies to produce music, music industry, and music’s role in society and culture.

A separate application and performance audition are required for admission to the bachelor of science in music program. Faculty members help you through the various aspects of the audition process. View degree requirements for the Music Minor in Performance.

Music Industry

The music industry minor is open to any student, regardless of major, and no audition is required. A student who chooses to pursue the music industry minor should send an email to  so that a faculty advisor can be assigned to assist the student in registering for the classes, many of which require department consent. The student will also need to sign onto PeopleSoft and officially declare the minor.

A music industry minor provides a compelling introduction this exciting field as viewed from both the traditional corporate and DIY vantages. The minor will study songwriting, publishing, copyright, licensing, management and agents, unions, music product manufacturing and sales, contracts, concert promotion and venues, arts administration, music in radio, television, advertising, theatre, videos and games and well as record production, labels, market research, promotion, and distribution.

Music majors are also eligible to complete the music industry minor, although courses cannot count for both the major and the minor. View degree requirements for the Music Minor in Industry.

Why Minor in Music?

Perfect Setting

Towson University’s Center for the Arts features many state-of-the-art facilities, including smart classrooms, a recording studio, a keyboard lab, practice rooms, a computer/Aural Skills lab, The Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, and a 150-seat Recital Hall.


The department offers a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestra, symphonic band, chorale, men's chorus, women's chorus, a “Music for the Stage” program, jazz orchestra, jazz combos, pop ensemble, world music ensemble, steel band ensemble, percussion ensemble, early music ensemble, and a variety of small instrumental ensembles. All majors are required to participate in ensembles. These ensembles are open by audition. Student across campus are welcome to join the TU Choral Society without audition.



Students who audition in January and February are eligible for Department of Music scholarship consideration which for freshmen are for four years and for transfer students two years. Upon admission, full- and part-time students are encouraged to apply for a number of scholarships and competitions within the department based on talent and achievement. Learn more about application deadlines and requirements.