The Master of Music degree program is intended for talented performers or composers wanting to study with a highly-qualified applied faculty at an affordable institution. It is designed for students who exhibit special talents and have completed the undergraduate courses necessary to meet the requirements for admission. The degree prepares candidates for careers in private studio teaching, professional ensembles, and further graduate work.
The Master of Music degree program has a proud history at Towson University and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association and the National Association of Schools of Music. The graduate population is diverse and represents students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Graduate students have matriculated from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, Poland, and Russia as well as from all parts of America. Since its inception in 1989, the program has offered excellent training in performance/composition supported by high-level coursework in theory, history and literature. Students graduating from the program have gone on to a variety of careers in performance, teaching, and commercial work. Others have been admitted to doctoral programs at other institutions.
The smaller graduate cohort in the Master of Music degree program is complemented by a larger group of MS students in our music education program. Both programs offer individualized instruction as appropriate and small classes conducive to direct interaction with a faculty recognized for its excellence in performance, composition, and scholarship.