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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)
Satisfied by 6 hours of MUHL 3772, or 3773, or 3774 which are required in the major.
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)3
One course satisfied by 3 SH of MUHL 3771, which is required in the major. Need one additional SPA course.
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
or MUTC 1531N Music Theory 1 Intensive
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
or MUTC 1532N Music Theory 2 Intensive
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
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
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
VOICE EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS
Applied Lessons and Related Courses (28 hours)
VOIC 1501Voice2
VOIC 1502Voice2
VOIC 2605Voice2
VOIC 2606Voice2
VOIC 3705Voice4
VOIC 3706Voice (with Junior Recital)4
VOIC 4805Voice4
VOIC 4806Voice (with Senior Recital)4
MUED 5880Vocal Pedagogy1
MUAC 1556Singer's Diction: English/Italian1
MUAC 1557Singer's Diction: German1
MUAC 1558Singer's Diction: French1
ENSEMBLES (8 hours)
Large Ensembles8
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (16 hours)16
Two semesters from two of the following languages: Italian, French, or German
ITAL 1505 Elementary italian
ITAL 1506 Elementary Italian 2
FRNC 1505 Elementary French
FRNC 1506 Intermediate French
GRMN 1550 Elementary German
GRMN 2600 Intermediate German
ELECTIVES
MUTC/MUHL Upper Division Theory/History Electives (must represent both areas)6
Total Semester Hours125-129
  • 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 each semester.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
MUTC 1531
Music Theory 1
or Music Theory 1 Intensive
2-3
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531
 
MUTC 1541 Aural Theory 1 2
MUAC 1581 Class Piano 1 1
VOIC 1501 Voice 2
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
MUAC 15XX Diction Elective 1
 Semester Hours13-16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
General Education Elective 3
MUTC 1532
Music Theory 2
or Music Theory 2 Intensive
2-3
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532
 
MUTC 1542 Aural Theory 2 2
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
VOIC 1502 Voice 2
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Hours17-18
Year 2
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
General Education Elective 3
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUAC 2681
Class Piano 3
or Jazz Class Piano 1
1
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
VOIC 2605 Voice 2
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Hours17
Spring
General Education Elective 3
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 15XX Diction Elective 1
MUAC 2682
Class Piano 4
or Jazz Class Piano 2
1
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
VOIC 2606 Voice 2
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
VOIC 3705 Voice 4
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
MUSC 15XX Diction Elective 1
First Semester Italian, French, or German 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
VOIC 3706 Voice (with Junior Recital) 4
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
Second Semester Italian, French, or German 4
Natural Science + Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Music Upper Division Elective 3
VOIC 4805 Voice 4
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
First Semester Italian, French, or German 4
General Education Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
VOIC 4806 Voice (with Senior Recital) 4
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
MUED 5880 Vocal Pedagogy 1
Music Upper Division Elective 3
Second Semester Italian, French, or German 4
 Semester Hours16
 Total Semester Hours125-129
  • 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 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.