College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Music

Student Organizations

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Towson University Chapter

The mission of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. The ACDA student chapter at Towson University offers students valuable resources for honing skills which will aid in their preparation as future choral educators. Through the student chapter, students will have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized choral scholars, conductors, and educators, as well as participate in clinics, workshops, and conferences where they will meet and network with current professionals in the field as well with future colleagues across the nation. Chapter benefits also include repertoire reading sessions as well as community outreach events. For more information about the ACDA student chapter at Towson University, please contact Dr. Arian Khaefi at

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is the largest professional music education organization in the world. The collegiate chapter at Towson University strives to provide valuable field experience as well as other techniques and methods necessary to prepare students for a career in music education, while providing contacts and references in the field. Towson's NAfME Collegiate chapter serves to provide a supportive network and open forum for undergraduate and graduate students, where future and current music educators are given opportunities to grow professionally through workshops, conferences, publications, and other sources.  If you are interested in joining NAfME, please contact Dr. Simon at

Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for College band members, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of college and university bands, and for the following several purposes: to promote the existence and welfare of the college and university bands and to cultivate at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements; to honor outstanding band members through the privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music; to stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste, and unswerving loyalty; to foster a close relationship between college bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and the selection for worthwhile projects; to promote a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other music organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the institutions at which chapters are located. For additional information, contact Dr. Rothlisberger, Iota Delta chapter advisor.


Tau Beta Sigma

Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Sorority for members of the college band, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university bands, for the following purposes:

  • To promote the existence and welfare of the collegiate bands and to create a respect and appreciation for band activities and achievements among the listening public everywhere;
  • To honor outstanding members of the band through privilege of membership, in the Sisterhood, extended in recognition of musical achievement, demonstrated leadership, and an enthusiastic approach to band activities;
  • To develop leadership through active participation with the band, and through it, to strengthen those traits of conduct, thought, and idealism which characterize the responsible membership of the band;
  • To encourage a close relationship between collegiate bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects;
  • To provide a meaningful and worthwhile social experience for all engaged in collegiate band work and to cooperate with other musical organizations and societies in every manner consistent with our mutual purposes and those of the institution at which chapters are located.

Eta Sigma’s chapter of Tau Beta Sigma mission is to provide exceptional service to collegiate bands and promote equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession. We cultivate leadership, educational achievement, music appreciation and community development. Please consider joining our growing chapter if you have an interest in band and service. For additional information, contact Mr. Miliauskas, chapter sponsor at and/or Tau Beta Sigma: Eta Sigma.


Department of Music
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Phone: 410-704-2839
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