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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)7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (need 1 additional course)3
One course satisfied by 3 SH of MUHL 3771 (Music History and Literature 1)
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 1531N for MUTC 1531
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
or MUAC 3781 Jazz Class Piano 1
MUAC 2682Class Piano 41
or MUAC 3782 Jazz Class Piano 2
Conducting
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
Applied Lessons (Instrument or Voice)
Primary Instrument Applied Lessons: 14 hours
Applied Lesson 15012
Applied Lesson 15022
Applied Lesson 26012
Applied Lesson 26022
Applied Lesson 37033
Applied Lesson 37043
Junior Recital (Applied Instrument/Voice)N/C
Ensembles
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 4
MUEN 00XX Chamber Ensemble2
Composition Emphasis
MCMP 1501Composition2
MCMP 1502Composition2
MCMP 2601Composition2
MCMP 2602Composition2
MCMP 3703Composition3
MCMP 3704Composition3
MCMP 4803Composition3
MCMP 4804Composition3
Senior Recital (Composition) N/C
Music Recording/Technology
MUIN 1561Music Recording Workshop4
MUIN 3762Digital Sound Production2
Methods Courses. Choose 5 from the following:5
MUAC 3732 Brass Methods
MUAC 3733 Woodwind Methods
MUAC 3734 String Methods
MUAC 3735 Jazz Methods
MUAC 3755 Guitar Methods
MUAC 3759 Voice Class
Electives to meet 120 hours2
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 an ensemble each semester.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
 
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
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 Instrument or Voice 1501 2
MUEN 00XX 1
MCMP 1501 Composition 2
 Semester Hours14-16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Natural Science Elective 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 1531N for MUTC 1531.
 
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692
 
Applied Instrument or Voice 1502 2
MUEN 00XX 1
MCMP 1502 Composition 2
 Semester Hours16-17
Year 2
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUAC 2681
Class Piano 3
or Jazz Class Piano 1
1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2693
 
Applied Instrument or Voice 2601 2
MUEN 00XX 1
MCMP 2601 Composition 2
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 2682
Class Piano 4
or Jazz Class Piano 2
1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2694
 
Applied Instrument or Voice 2602 2
MUEN 00XX 1
MCMP 2602 Composition 2
MUAC 37xx (Methods Elective) 1
MUAC 37xx (Methods Elective) 1
MUIN 1561 Music Recording Workshop 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
Applied Instrument or Voice 3703 3
MUEN 00XX 1
MCMP 3703 Composition 3
MUIN 3762 Digital Sound Production 2
MUAC 37xx (Methods Elective) 1
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
Applied Instrument or Voice 3704 3
MUEN 00XX 1
MCMP 3704 Composition 3
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
MUAC 37xx (Methods Elective) 1
 Semester Hours14
Year 4
Fall
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
MCMP 4803 Composition 3
MUAC 37xx (Methods Elective) 1
 Semester Hours13
Spring
MCMP 4804 Composition 3
MUHL 3774
Music History and Literature 4
or Jazz History
3
General Education Elective 3
Natural Science + Lab 4
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours118-121
  • 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 an ensemble each semester.

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 compose music in a variety of genres.