B.M. in Music - Keyboard 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

Keyboard Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 331MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES, AND PRACTICES OF 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY MUSIC3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 401ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY3
MUSC 414COUNTERPOINT3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses 3
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 313KEYBOARD HARMONY AND SIGHT READING I2
MUSC 314KEYBOARD HARMONY SIGHT READING II2
MUSC 419KEYBOARD LITERATURE3
MUSC 460PIANO PEDAGOGY3
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-division MUSC elective 13
Additional Lessons, Ensembles, and Recitals
MUSA xxxPrivate lessons in a secondary keyboard medium: 2 units of two different keyboard instruments4
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Five terms in Solo/Ensemble Accompanying; one term in Chamber Music; two terms of any ensemble, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.8
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 105 (piano students only)2MUSA 105 (piano students only)2
Or
Or
MUSA 106 (organ students only)
MUSA 106 (organ students only)
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 63
 Core 103
 14 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 205 (piano students only)2MUSA 205 (piano students only)2
Or
Or
MUSA 206 (organ students only)
MUSA 206 (organ students only)
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 2741
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
Or
MUSC 2342
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 3033
MUSC 2212MUSC 3142
MUSC 2312Core 93
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
MUSC 3132 
 17 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 305 (piano students only)2MUSA 305 (piano students only)2
Or
Or
MUSA 306 (organ students only)
MUSA 306 (organ students only)
MUSA 4741MUSA 4991
MUSA xxx: Applied Lessons in Secondary Keyboard Medium 2MUSA 4741
MUSC 3313MUSA xxx: Applied Lessons in Secondary Keyboard Medium 2
MUSC 3353MUSC 4143
MUSC 4603MUSC 4193
MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Course) 3Core 133
 17 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 405 (piano students only)2MUSA 405 (piano students only)2
Or
Or
MUSA 406 (organ students only)
MUSA 406 (organ students only)
MUSA 4741MUSA 4741
MUSC 4013MUSA 4991
Core 74Core 83-4
Core 12 (or Core 11)3Core 143
 Elective (Upper-Level MUSC)3
 13 13-14
Total Units 120-121