posted Apr 28, 2016, 3:59 AM by Towson High Music   [ updated Apr 28, 2016, 4:00 AM ]


BSYO Audition Information

posted Apr 27, 2016, 4:54 AM by Towson High Music

Audition registration for the BSYO 2016-2017 season is in full swing! It is not too late to register. However, as of May 1st, the application fee will increase. If you have students planning to audition that have not yet registered, please encourage them to do so sooner than later.


Audition information is available online at Click on the “Auditions” tab for dates, requirements, and excerpts.  Students wishing to audition should complete the online application.


Thank you for sharing this wonderful opportunity with your students. Should you or your students have any questions, please feel free to email me at



Alicia Kosack

BSYO Operations Manager

Music Boosters Music Scholarship

posted Apr 16, 2016, 12:46 PM by Towson High Music

Music Boosters Music Scholarship - Application Deadline is April 20 (Wed) - Seniors who will major or minor in music in college may apply for the $500 scholarship. The winners will be announced at Senior Awards Night on May 26, 2016. Put the completed form in a sealed envelope marked Award Application and place in the Music Boosters mailbox in the school’s main office by or before 3 pm on April 20.

Drummer Wanted

posted Apr 14, 2016, 11:41 AM by Towson High Music

We have a production coming up at the end of next week--April 22 and 23--of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and we need a drummer!  Thought I had someone, but he realized this week that he had a conflict with one of the nights.


Small combo:

reeds, violin, piano, bass

and we need a drummer to round it out and help keep things rhythmically sharp.


Cast of mostly adults; fully staged.


Drums can be stored at the church during the week.


Rehearsal schedule:

Sunday, April 17   7 to 10 (may finish a little early)   Band only

Wednesday, April 20     6:30 to 9:30   With cast

Thursday, April 21        6:30 to 9:30   Final dress rehearsal



Friday, April 22        

Saturday, April 23

Show starts at 7:30 both nights (call is 7:00)


Honorarium for whole run is $300.  Wish I could offer more. 


Can you pass this on to anyone you think might be able to help?



Thank you so very much!!!




Tracy Hall

Music Director

Towson Unitarian Universalist Church

1710 Dulaney Valley Rd.

Lutherville MD 21093

(301) 257-7768 Mobile


Peabody Bass Works Information

posted Apr 14, 2016, 11:31 AM by Towson High Music


We at Peabody Bass Works are very excited to tell you about a unique opportunity for the bass players in your ensemble! We are delighted to welcome bassists of all ages, levels, and abilities to attend this extraordinary program that provides bass students with unique learning, community and performance opportunities on the grounds of Baltimore’s historic Peabody Institute. Now in its fifth year, Peabody Bass Works 2016 will present a diverse array of offerings for attendees in both the Four- and Seven-Day Divisions. All applicants who have taken at least one year of experience will be automatically accepted to either division.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in bass orchestra, chamber music, semi-private lessons, recitals, and more. A range of repertoire and curriculum ensures that students of all ability levels will both have fun and be challenged. Older students who are either already doing pre-professional work or who are considering musical careers will benefit from seminars and presentations on such topics as practicing, auditions, and careers in music. The week’s activities will culminate on the final afternoon with a thrilling concert that will feature all participants. The double bass is an instrument that is often overlooked in the string orchestra family, but at Peabody Bass Works, it takes center stage!

Bass players of any experience level should apply and seek more information at this website:

Attached to this email is a PDF of our postcard advertisement.”

Towson High School Spring Music Concert Dates

posted Apr 12, 2016, 11:36 AM by Towson High Music

Monday, April, 18th: Strings, 7:00 pm (FYI…this date is listed incorrectly on our school calendar)

Thursday, April 21: Bands, Percussion Ensembles, Jazz, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 27th: Vocal Music Ensembles, 7:00 pm

CCBC Essex - Music Opportunity

posted Apr 11, 2016, 9:30 AM by Towson High Music

Saturday, April 23, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CCBC Essex – AHUM Building*

This special event is open to all State Solo/Ensemble qualifiers
and any student interested in continuing with music study
on any level after high school.

Solo and Ensemble qualifiers will have the opportunity to play for and
be coached by CCBC music faculty. 

All students will have the opportunity to meet the faculty,
tour the music facilities, and explore scholarship opportunities.           

Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ms. Kauscha Howard – 443.840.1521 or

*Directions: 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21237- CCBC Essex is located off Baltimore Beltway (695) Exit 34 (Rosedale).  At Exit 34, turn onto Maryland Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) heading towards White Marsh. Proceed one-quarter mile and turn left onto Rossville Boulevard. The campus is approximately one mile on the right adjacent to the Franklin Square Hospital Center
You may park in Parking Lot 2.

For further information contact:

Monica Otal

Department of Performing Arts & Humanities

443.840.1726 or


Christopher Wolfe
Professor – Instrumental Music

443.840.1536 or

BCPS Summer Music Camp

posted Feb 12, 2016, 7:05 AM by Towson High Music   [ updated Apr 10, 2016, 9:46 AM ]

Dear Students and Parents, 

Attached you will find the application for the 2016 BCPS Summer Music Camp. We will be adding a chorus component this year! The camp will be held on weekdays, beginning Tuesday 6/21/16, through Wednesday 6/29/16, from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at Perry Hall High School.

The Summer Music Camp is a day camp for Baltimore County Public Schools’ instrumental and vocal music students who are currently in Grades 5–12 and are enrolled in their school’s music program.  No audition is required.  The fee for this unique summer musical experience is $200.00, which includes a camp T-shirt.  Transportation to and from Perry Hall High School will be provided at no additional charge to students who do not reside in the host school community.

All registration forms and payment in full are due to the Office of Music and Dance Education no later than Friday, May 13, 2016. Financial assistance may be available.  Contact Mr. Shane Jensen, Music Specialist, at or 443-809-4024 for more information.  

BCPS Side-by-Side Results

posted Feb 11, 2016, 12:38 PM by Towson High Music

Attached is the roster for the 2016 Side by Side orchestra. Congratulations to all who were accepted!

Details for accepted students and a roster is attached. 

BCPS Honors Jazz Results

posted Jan 14, 2016, 11:37 AM by Towson High Music

The results for the High School All Honors Jazz Band and Jazz Chorus are attached.  The deadline for the permission slip is Thursday, January 21, 2016.


Congratulations to all students selected for the ensembles and special thanks to all teachers that volunteered to judge the auditions!

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