This degree program is intended for talented performers or composers wanting to study with highly-qualified artists, faculty and scholars.
Since its inception in 1989, the MM program has offered excellent training in performance/composition supported by high-level coursework in theory, history, and literature. With a proud history at Towson, the program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Enjoy interacting with students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. In
recent years, we have had students from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia,
Korea, the Philippines, Poland, and Russia as well as from across the U.S. Students
graduating from the MM program have pursued a variety of careers in performance, teaching,
and work in the music industry. Others have been admitted to doctoral programs at
The smaller graduate cohort in our program is complemented by a larger group of master’s students in the music education program. You can view admission and degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
Small classes taught by faculty recognized nationally for their musical talent give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
From jazz festival concerts to faculty recitals, Towson University offers a host of opportunities to attend musical events and perform. Learn more about the department’s upcoming events.
Towson University’s Center for the Arts features many state-of-the-art facilities, including a recording studio, keyboard lab, percussion practice rooms, resource room, and computer lab.