B.M. in Music - Voice 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

Voice 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 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 245SING I ENG-ITAL2
MUSC 246SING II FR-GERM2
MUSC 406SURVEY OF SOLO VOICE LITERATURE3
MUSC 442VOCAL PEDAGOGY3
Electives and Foreign Languages
ElectiveChosen from areas appropriate to the study of vocal performance. 1,23
Foreign LanguagesEither one semester each of two of the following: Italian, German, or French OR two semesters of either Italian, German, or French.6
Ensembles and Recitals
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Four terms of Chorale or Choral Society; four terms in Music for the Stage; four terms in any vocal ensemble, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.12
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units47
1

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

2

Voice concentration electives could include courses in dance, theater, EMF, IDFA, foreign language, MUSC, or others.

 

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 1032MUSA 1032
MUSA 1901MUSA 1942
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 1312Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 33
Core 63MUSC 1322
Core 133MUSC 1342
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 2032MUSA 2032
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
Or
MUSC 2322
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 2342
MUSC 2212MUSC 2462
MUSC 2312MUSC 3033
MUSC 2332Elective (vocal performance)3
MUSC 2452 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 17 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3032MUSA 3032
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 3991
MUSC 3313MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 4013MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 4063MUSC 4423
FORL Requirement (FREN, GERM or ITAL) (Core 5)3MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Course)3
 FORL Requirement (FREN, GERM or ITAL)3
 15 14
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4032MUSA 4032
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 4991
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
Core 7 4MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
Core 9 3Core 8 3-4
Core 10 3Core 12 (or Core 11) 3
 Core 14 3
 14 14-15
Total Units 120-121