The composition program at Towson strives to integrate the best of compositional tradition with the potentials of current music technology.
The composition program emphasizes creative work in contemporary music intended for listening, often in concert hall settings, in the tradition of Western Classical music. At the undergraduate level, students can choose between degrees in composition, which emphasize creative work in the development of concert music and composition with a jazz/commercial emphasis. In some cases, you can combine both perspectives. A separate application and performance audition are required for admission to the composition concentration. Faculty members guide students through the various aspects of the audition process. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The New Music Ensemble is a professional ensemble that presents concerts and recordings of new music each season. The ensemble sponsors master classes and lectures by featured composers and performers, symposia related to the work of the ensemble, and opportunities for student composers to hear and record their own music.