Towson is recognized as one of the finest music programs in Maryland. Our programs in music education, performance, composition, and jazz draw outstanding students who pursue successful careers in music.
The Department of Music offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. The department offers a broad range of musical opportunities to majors, minors, and non-majors in a learning environment supported by an excellent and diverse faculty. We are committed to providing a sound liberal arts and sciences education to a diverse student population.
Under the guidance of expert faculty, the Department of Music provides students with pathways to excellence in music, communication, and technology appropriate for the 21st century musician. In our programs we foster creativity, artistic independence, and intellectual curiosity. Field experiences help prepare the next generation of music educators. Students are exposed to a wide variety of music from Western Art music and the creation of original work, to jazz and commercial music, and the music of non-Western music cultures.
The Department of Music at Towson is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Maryland State Department of Education.
Thinking about majoring in music? Schedule a shadow day and virtually visit the TU Department of Music on a day of your choice.
Music student and violinist featured on ‘CBS This Morning’
Lily won first place and Claire second place in the Internship category at the TU Honors College Spring Celebration of Scholarship and Learning.
Oleksandr Kostov '20 placed first in instrumental composition at JSFest 2020