B.M. in Music - Guitar Concentration

This is a screened program. Please see the admission requirements for additional information.

Music Major Requirements

Students completing the Bachelor of Music degree in Music must earn a total of 83-86 units in the major. They must complete the required courses in Music (39 units) and one of the following concentrations: Composition (44 units), Guitar (44 units), Jazz/Commercial Music (Performance or Composition) (44 units), Keyboard (44 units), Voice (47 units), or Winds/Strings/Percussion (44 units). Music majors must complete minimum 24 upper-level (300-400) units in MUSC (Music), Music Applied (MUSA), and/or Music Education (MUED) courses toward the major at Towson University. 

Required Courses for All Concentrations in Music
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES3
or MUSC 202 MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 287CREATIVE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY3
MUSC 303HISTORY OF MUSIC IN THE EUROPEAN CLASSICAL TRADITION3
MUSA xxxApplied lessons in the primary medium16
Total Units39

Guitar Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 194FUNCTIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT TECHNIQUES2
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 331MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES, AND PRACTICES OF 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY MUSIC3
MUSC 401ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY AND CULTURE
MUSC 409HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF GUITAR, LUTE AND VIHUELA3
MUSC 462GUITAR PEDAGOGY3
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-level MUSC elective 13
MUSA or MUSC xxxMusic Electives4
Additional Lessons, Ensembles and Recitals
MUSA xxxLessons in a secondary medium2
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Eight terms in Guitar Ensemble; two terms of any vocal ensemble or solo and ensemble accompanying; three terms of any ensembles, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.13
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chair. 

 

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1352MUSA 1352
MUSA 1901MUSA 1942
MUSA 2751MUSA 2751
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 63
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 2352MUSA 2352
MUSA 2751MUSA 2751
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSA xxx: Vocal Ensemble or Solo and Ensemble Accompanying1
Or
MUSC 2322
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 2342
MUSC 2212MUSC 3033
MUSC 2312Core 74
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3352MUSA 3352
MUSA 4751MUSA 3991
MUSA xxx: Vocal Ensemble or Solo and Ensemble Accompanying1MUSA 4751
MUSA xxx: Lessons in a Secondary Medium 2MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 3313MUSC 4093
MUSC 4013Core 83-4
Core 94MUSC xxx –(400 Level Music History/Culture Course)3
Elective (MUSA or MUSC) 2 
 18 14-15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4352MUSA 4352
MUSA 4751MUSA 4751
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 4991
MUSC 4623MUSA xxx: Vocal Ensemble or Solo and Ensemble Accompanying1
Core 103Core 12 (or Core 11) 3
Elective (MUSA or MUSC)2Core 13 3
Elective (Upper-Level MUSC)3Core 14 3
 15 14
Total Units 121-122