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COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (2 courses)
Requirement satisfied by 6 SH of MUHL 3772-3774 (Music History and Literature 2-4)
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)
One course satisfied by 3 SH of MUHL 3771 (Music History and Literature 1)
Need one additional SPA course3
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language 15504
Foreign Language 26004
Core Music Requirements
Music Theory: 19-21 hours
MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541
Music Theory 1
and Aural Theory 1
4-5
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531
MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542
Music Theory 2
and Aural Theory 2
4-5
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUTC 3750Analytical Techniques3
Music History and Literature: 12 hours
MUHL 3771Music History and Literature 13
MUHL 3772Music History and Literature 23
MUHL 3773Music History and Literature 33
MUHL 3774Music History and Literature 43
Keyboard Musicianship: 4 hours
MUAC 1581Class Piano 11
MUAC 1582Class Piano 21
MUAC 2681Class Piano 31
MUAC 2682Class Piano 41
Keyboard majors will substitute Professional Piano Skills 1 thru 4 (MUAC 2691, 2692, 2693, 2694).
Conducting
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
Applied Lessons
Primary Instrument Applied Lessons: 8 hours
Applied Lessons 15012
Applied Lessons 15022
Applied Lessons 26012
Applied Lessons 26022
Large Ensemble (4 semesters, 1 SH each)4
Music History Emphasis
MUHL Music History/Literature Electives12
MUTC Music Theory Electives (Upper Division)6
Minor Required15
Total Semester Hours120-124
  • Music students must attend 36 convocations as a graduation requirement.
  • Music students must attend 30 Dana School of Music concerts or recitals.
  • Applied lesson must be taken concurrently with large ensemble.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541
Music Theory 1
and Aural Theory 1
4-5
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531
 
MUAC 1581 Class Piano 1 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2691
 
Applied Lessons 1501 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours12-14
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542
Music Theory 2
and Aural Theory 2
4-5
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532
 
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692
 
Applied Lessons 1502 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours14-15
Year 2
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Course for Minor 3
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUAC 2681 Class Piano 3 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2693
 
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
Applied Lessons 2601 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours17
Spring
Course for Minor 3
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 2682 Class Piano 4 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2694
 
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
Applied Lessons 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours14
Year 3
Fall
 
Course for Minor 3
Foreign Language 4
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
Music Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
General Education Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
Foreign Language 4
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
Music Elective 3
 Semester Hours19
Year 4
Fall
Natural Science + Lab 4
General Education Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
Music Electives 6
 Semester Hours16
Spring
General Education Electives 6
Course for Minor 3
Music Electives 6
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours123-126
  • Music students must attend 36 convocations as a graduation requirement.
  • Music students must attend 30 Dana School of Music concerts or recitals.
  • Applied lesson must be taken concurrently with large ensemble.

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the major in music are as follows:

  • Students will perform a public recital in their applied area.
  • Students will analyze music, discriminate pitch, harmony, and rhythm and perform harmonic progressions at the piano.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking about the various historical periods, cultural contexts, and social forces that influence musical activity.
  • Students will demonstrate basic keyboard proficiency including scales, arpeggios, harmonization, repertoire, transpositions, and score reading.
  • Students will research and create a document on a music-historical or music-theoretical subject.