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 SH of MUHL 3772 or 3773 or 3774, which are required in the major.
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, which is required in the major.
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
PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE 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 (6 hours)
Large Ensemble: Select from the following (4 hours)4
Chamber Ensemble: Select two from the following (2 hours)2
MUEN 0009, MUEN 0012, MUEN 0013, MUEN 0014, MUEN 0015, MUEN 0016, MUEN 0018, MUEN 0019, MUEN 0020, MUEN 0022, MUEN 0024, MUEN 0026, MUEN 0028, MUEN 0029, MUEN 0030, MUEN 0031, MUEN 0035, MUEN 0044
COMPOSITION EMPHASIS (31 hours)
Composition Studio (20 hours)
MCMP 1501Composition2
MCMP 1502Composition2
MCMP 2601Composition2
MCMP 2602Composition2
MCMP 3703Composition3
MCMP 3704Composition3
MCMP 4803Composition3
MCMP 4804Composition3
Senior Recital (Composition) N/C
Music Recording/Technology (6 hours)
MUIN 1561Music Recording Workshop4
MUIN 3762Digital Sound Production2
Methods Courses - Select from the Following (5 hours):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
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
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 Hours14-17
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 1532N for MUTC 1532.
 
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 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2693 or MUAC 3781
 
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 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2694 or MUAC 3782
 
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 (with Junior Recital) 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
Electives 2
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MCMP 4804 Composition (with Senior Recital) 3
MUHL 3774
Music History and Literature 4
or Jazz History
3
General Education Elective 3
Natural Science + Lab 4
 Semester Hours13
 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.

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.