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.
In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open with limited services. Although you can't visit the Department of Music, we're still available during normal business hours by email. For admissions and student related issues, contact Mary Ann Criss (mcriss AT_TOWSON). For general information and other concerns, contact Dr. Phillip Collister (pcollister AT_TOWSON).
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a music major at Towson University? Join us for Music Major for a Day and experience it for yourself!
Towson University Chorale serenades fellow Tigers with impromptu staircase performance
Jemeyah Bagby ’20 explores her love of music and philosophy with a double major.
With his student-centered approach, assistant professor of music Christopher Cicconi builds relationships inside and outside of the classroom