Towson High Music Boosters Fall Social and Fundraiser Information

posted Oct 14, 2016, 10:42 AM by Towson High Music   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 10:49 AM ]

Towson High School Music Boosters

10th Annual Fall Social Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6-9pm 

Greene Turtle, Towson

Every Fall, the parents and music department teachers of Towson High School gather to socialize and raise money to support the Towson High School Music Program.  The proceeds from this event are used to pay for a wide variety of music events, clothes, instruments, etc.

Some of the highlights of this are the fun silent auction, bag raffles, and the 50/50 raffle. 

When, Where, and What:
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm.
  • The Greene Turtle in "downtown" Towson on York Road.
  • $15 per person (advanced ticket) will get you spaghetti, meatballs, Caesar salad, rolls, dessert, and sodas/tea/coffee.
  • This is an adults only event of dining, drinks, silent auction, raffles, and door prizes.
  • Click HERE to be redirected to our Fall Social web page where you can place your order for tickets online (via PayPal) or by sending an order form to school in an envelope addressed to THS Music Boosters. 
  • Questions? Contact our event chair, Dawn Trimble, 410-908-2141 or 

BCPS Long Term Music Substitute

posted Oct 14, 2016, 8:31 AM by Towson High Music

We are reaching out to ask that you spread the news that BCPS is in need of long-term music substitutes. Interested applicants can apply online and questions may be directed to:

Temporary and Pupil Services Staffing

Laura Lough, HR Officer

Jessica Ey, HR Analyst

Many thanks,


Amy Cohn, Coordinator of Music & Dance

Office of Music and Dance Education

Baltimore County Public Schools

Jefferson Building, 4th Floor

105 West Chesapeake Avenue

Towson, MD 21204

Office: 443-809-4024

Fax: 410-832-2917


@BCPSMusic (#BCPSMusicMatters)

2016 BCPS All-Honors Audition Results!

posted Oct 12, 2016, 12:34 PM by Towson High Music

Attached are the lists of students selected for the 2016 High School All Honors Ensembles. Congratulations to all students who auditioned!! 

Free Jazz Concert

posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:21 AM by Towson High Music   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 8:21 AM ]

The Baltimore Jazz Education Project will present a free Jazz concert on Saturday, October 22nd 6pm-7:30 at Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church

2330 Mt. Hebron Drive Ellicott City, MD 21042. The concert will feature our students, Claire Daly, Carl Filipiak, Lafayette Gilchrist, Robert Shahid and Gregory Thompkins.



Video clips!

Live Webcast and Radio Broadcast: Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Opening Night

posted Oct 5, 2016, 10:17 AM by Towson High Music

Live Webcast and Radio Broadcast:
Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Opening Night

Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel


Thursday, October 6 at 7 PM (Eastern Time or Find My Time Zone)

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor

RAVEL La valse
STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps
Selected dances from around the world

The dynamic Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela open Carnegie Hall’s 2016–2017. Ravel’s La valse, commissioned by impresario Sergei Diaghilev, is a lushly scored waltz that morphs into a whirling dance of death. There was a riot when Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), also commissioned by Diaghilev, premiered in 1913, but the savage rhythms and startling dissonance that pushed that audience to fury now drives audiences to their feet as they spontaneously stand and cheer this undisputed 20th-century masterpiece.

Watch the live webcast at, in partnership with

Listen to the live radio broadcast at, produced by Classical 105.9 FM WQXR as part of the Carnegie Hall Live series.

Join the live conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CHLive!

Towson University Honor Band Registration Information

posted Oct 5, 2016, 10:15 AM by Towson High Music

The purpose of this message is to give you all the important information regarding the Towson University Honor Band Festival. I very much hope to get all of your students involved and we have a terrific day of music making. Just a quick reminder, here are the logistics.


When: Saturday, December 10th. Its a one-day event culminating with a concert in the evening by both bands and the TU Symphonic Band

Where: Towson University Campus, 7700 Osler Drive, Towson MD, 21204

Fees: 25 Dollars a Student, Checks made payable to TU Foundation (money pays for things like shirt, food, etc...) 

Directors: Brian Balmages, John Miliauskas, Eric Posner, and Chris Cicconi


Guidelines to Register:

1. Open to ALL High School Students, regardless of age.

2. You may nominate as many students as you like, however, last year we were unable to take all the flute students and percussion students nominated, everyone else we were able to accommodate. Rest assure, we will work to have everyone attend!

3. The deadline for registration is October 28thAfter this date, you will receive your accepted students and a timeline outlining the rest of the process. 


How to Register:

There are a few ways to register your students. (the google form is the optimal way)

1. You can nominate your students through the google form.

The downside to this is you would need to input each student's full information then start again for each subsequent student. This form has every detail regarding the entire day! 

2. Send this google form,, to your students and have them fill it out. Let them take the initiative to get all that in. If you take this route, great! If I get 80 students from your band I may ask you to help me narrow it down, or you can ask students who would be interested in coming and playing, and just send the link to them. 

3. Fill out the old form that we have used over the past few years and send back to me as a PDF or word document attachment. That form is attached to this email.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me! I can't tell you how excited I am to be working with your students again this year at the TU Honor Band. We had about 200 come last year from 10 different counties and it was a remarkable event! 


Looking forward to seeing you all very soon!




Christopher Cicconi

Director of Bands and Orchestras 

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Towson University 

Senior All State Workshop for Strings at Towson University

posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:05 PM by Towson High Music   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 6:06 PM ]

2 flyers are attached at the bottom...

I am very pleased to announce that the String Area at Towson University will again be hosting the 2016 TU Senior All State Workshop for Strings on Friday, October 21 in the Center for the Arts at Towson University.  

This comprehensive, one-day clinic will help students prepare for all aspects of the Senior All State auditions, and will include Group Instruction of Excerpts, Mock Auditions, and a Solo Masterclass with the esteemed Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Carney. There is No School on Oct. 21!  (in most Districts).  The fee for the day is only $75, and this includes lunch!  

Come to Towson and get prepared early. Please note the deadline to apply is Oct. 14!  Late applications will be considered depending on enrollment.  Feel free to forward this email to interested students/teachers or to send your questions to my attention.  

Thank you, and all best, JH

PS. Please forgive any duplication!


Dr. Jeffrey Howard, 
Associate Professor of Violin, Towson University
Office: 410-704-2837

BCPS Honors Audition Times and Information

posted Sep 29, 2016, 4:48 AM by Towson High Music

See attached file

Shepherd Univeristy Student Visitation Day

posted Sep 21, 2016, 11:17 AM by Towson High Music

Follow this link for details:

Towson University: Music Major for a Day

posted Sep 16, 2016, 4:35 AM by Towson High Music

Towson University Department of Music 

invites you and your students to

Music Major for a Day

Monday, October 10, 2016

We would like to invite any high school junior or senior to become a music major for one day. Enjoy a day at Towson University and experience a typical schedule for a music major. Parents are welcome to attend sessions on Financial Aid and Careers in Music, as well as a general question and answer session with a departmental academic advisor. 

Half of the available spots are filled.  
Register and reserve your place today.

Event Highlights Include:

  • attend a masterclass and meet our  faculty
  • visit several academic classes
  • attend  ensemble rehearsals
  • have lunch with current music majors
  • explore our campus and facilities
  • hear our students perform for you

Music Major for a Day provides an opportunity for you to discover your potential. See what the Towson University Department of Music can offer you before you choose to apply to one of our programs. This is a free event.

Visit the  MMDay webpage for more information.

Contact the event organizers at: 

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