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Music Schools & Colleges in Maryland

Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD
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The Music program offers a challenging bachelor’s degree to music majors and minors that promotes artistic, creative, and intellectual growth in all aspects of music, including performance, history, pedagogy and theory. The program prepares these students for an increasingly competitive professional world by fostering their musical, intellectual and personal development.

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
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At Goucher music is one of the liberal arts. Questions about the place of music in culture, its power, and hence its mystery, and the diversity of its appearances are important issues in the department curriculum. Goucher’s approach to music is not for everyone, but it is ideal for the student who wishes to explore musical interests in depth and who also wants the kind of intellectual challenge that is not often available in a conservatory setting.

Hood College
Frederick, MD
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Music is an important component of the liberal arts on Hood’s campus. The Department of Music offers a major with three different tracks, two minors, individual instruction and the opportunity to participate in performing groups.

Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory
Baltimore, MD
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The Peabody Conservatory strives to provide aspiring artists with the skills to pursue professional careers in music as well as with the education to become leaders in the cultural life of their communities.

McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
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The McDaniel music program provides an exciting setting to explore diverse aspects of music in a liberal arts setting. Our various music majors prepare students for careers in performance, music management, music education, and various fields in the music industry. Many have continued with graduate work at major institutions. Music majors, minors, and other interested students can enjoy a wide array of performance ensembles including the College Choir and Gospel Choir, Concert Band, jazz band, orchestra and many different chamber ensembles; we also have the only electric bass ensemble south of New York City. Lessons available include voice, piano, guitar, brass, and strings, as well as both single and double reeds. The music program offers many courses in music theory and composition, arranging and orchestration, music history, world music, and popular music. A wide variety of concerts and recitals are offered on campus each semester.

Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
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The Music program offers Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Music. Music majors may concentrate in performance or earn a teaching certification. In addition to music courses, the curriculum includes classes in liberal arts and humanities in order to broaden the general knowledge of each music major. Students benefit from taking applied music lessons from a nationally known faculty. Programs are structured to allow for plenty of individual attention between student and instructor. Graduates of the Department of Fine Arts find careers in a multitude of professions including teaching, performing, composing, marketing, arts management, publishing, church music directing, and sound recording. Our music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD
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The Music Department’s Bachelor of Arts Program, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 2006, presents the study of music as an integral part of a liberal arts education. Working closely with other departments in the University’s nationally acclaimed Fulton School of Liberal Arts, the Music Department provides a wealth of musical opportunities for students of any major.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, MD
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The goal of this major is to provide the qualified student with a broad foundation of musical knowledge, coupled with a high level of academic performance skills. The major offers the following: a balance of music theory, music history and literature, and creative expression; applied instruction, both class and individual; performance opportunities, including choirs, chamber orchestra, and other ensembles; and musical composition.

Towson University
Towson, MD
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The Towson University Department of Music offers a comprehensive program that includes both undergraduate and graduate studies. Committed to the University mission of providing a sound liberal arts and sciences education to a diverse student population, the Department offers a broad range of musical opportunities to majors, minors, and non-majors in a learning environment supported by an excellent and diverse faculty. The Department stresses the development of musical, communication, and technological skills, creativity, artistry, intellectual curiosity, and teacher preparation through instruction, performance, and original work encompassing Western art music, jazz, and related popular styles, and music of other cultures. As one of six departments in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Department of Music strongly encourages the interaction of the arts. It enriches the cultural life of the region through its scholarship; concerts by students, faculty, and distinguished guests; and lectures and other public presentations.

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
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The University of Maryland School of Music is dedicated to offering undergraduate and graduate musicians conservatory-caliber training while emphasizing the importance of the combined scholar, performer, educator, and arts advocate in the 21st century. These musicians, in turn, contribute vitally to the enrichment of the present culture, the preservation of our artistic heritage, and to the stimulation of new creative expression for the future.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
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Providing a dynamic learning environment that stimulates the highest standards of research, innovation, and leadership in music composition, teaching, performance, technology, education, and advocacy.

Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, MD
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It is the purpose of the Department of Music to provide professional musical training reinforced by a sound general education viewed from a Seventh-day Adventist Christian perspective. Its programs are designed to provide students with a superior musical experience preparing them to be successful communicators, performers, and educators. It is the desire of the faculty to present the art of music as a discipline that can ennoble the spiritual, intellectual and emotional lives of students and, by so doing, music becomes a vehicle for service and outreach to the greater community.

Washington College
Chestertown, MD
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The Department of Music is one of the most active departments on the Washington College campus. Through our vast program of classes, private study, and performance, you can explore and experience music in ways you can only begin to imagine. Students are afforded opportunities to study musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, composition, and performance with a talented and dedicated faculty. The Washington College Department of Music embraces music from around the globe, from many different backgrounds, traditions, and cultures. We invite you to join us and take a course, take some lessons, become a major or minor, or just experience a concert!