This is an archived copy of the 2021-2022 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ysu.edu.

The BA in Music offers a broad liberal arts degree in music with many opportunities for personal growth as a musician.

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
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Arts and Humanities (2 courses)
Satisfied by 6 SH of MUHL 3772, 3773, or 3774, which are required in the major.
Natural Science (2 courses, 1 must include 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, which is required in the major.
Foreign Language Requirement
Any Foreign Language 1550 Level Course4
Any Foreign Language 2600 Level Course4
CORE MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Music Theory (19-21 hours) (Music theory and Aural Theory of the same level must be taken concurrently.)
MUTC 1531Music Theory 12-3
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541Aural Theory 12
MUTC 1532Music Theory 22-3
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542Aural Theory 22
MUTC 2631Music Theory 32
MUTC 2641Aural Theory 32
MUTC 2632Music Theory 42
MUTC 2642Aural Theory 42
MUTC 3750Analytical Techniques3
Keyboard Musicianship (4 hours)
MUAC 1581Class Piano 11
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2691
MUAC 1582Class Piano 21
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692
MUAC 2681Class Piano 31
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2693 or MUAC 3781
MUAC 2682Class Piano 41
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2694 or MUAC 3782
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
Conducting (3 hours)
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
APPLIED LESSONS (14 hours)
Applied Lesson 15012
Applied Lesson 15022
Applied Lesson 26012
Applied Lesson 26022
Applied Lesson 37012
Applied Lesson 37022
Applied Lesson 4801 (with Senior Recital)2
ENSEMBLES (8 hours)
Large Ensembles6
Small Ensembles2
MUSIC ELECTIVES (5 hours)5
MINOR: 12-18 hours (6 hours upper division) *12-credit minor will require 6 hours of additional elective credit.18
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.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
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 Lesson 1501 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours12-15
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
General Education 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 1532N for MUTC 1532
 
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692
 
Applied Lesson 1502 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours17-18
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 Lesson 2601 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours17
Spring
General Education Elective 3
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 Lesson 2602 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
Fall
Natural Science + Lab 4
Course for Minor 3
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
Applied Lesson 3701 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours16
Spring
General Education Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
Applied Lesson 3702 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Foreign Language 4
Course for Minor 3
Applied Lesson 4801 (with Senior Recital) 2
MUEN 00XX 1
Music Elective(s) 4
 Semester Hours14
Spring
General Education Elective 3
Course for Minor (if needed) 3
Foreign Language 4
MUEN 00XX 1
Music Elective 1
 Semester Hours12
 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.
  • 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.