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, 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
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
APPLIED LESSONS (28 hours)
Applied Lesson 15012
Applied Lesson 15022
Applied Lesson 26054
Applied Lesson 26064
Applied Lesson 37054
Applied Lesson 3706 (with Junior Recital)4
Applied Lesson 48054
Applied Lesson 4806 (with Senior Recital)4
ENSEMBLES (10 hours)
MUEN 00XX Large Ensembles (guitar majors substitute Guitar Ensemble)8
MUEN 00XX Chamber Ensembles2
ELECTIVES (9 hours)
MUTC/MUHL - Upper Division Theory and History Electives (must represent both areas)9
MUSIC ELECTIVES6
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 a large 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
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
Applied Lessons 1501 2
MUEN 00XX 1
General Education Elective 3
 Semester Hours15-18
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
General Education Electives 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
Applied Lessons 1502 2
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours14-15
Year 2
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 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
Applied Lessons 2605 4
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 2682
Class Piano 4
or Jazz Class Piano 2
1
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
Applied Lessons 2606 4
MUEN 00XX 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
Natural Science + Lab 4
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
Applied Lessons 3705 4
MUEN 00XX 1
MUEN 00XX Chamber Ensemble 1
 Semester Hours16
Spring
General Education Elective 3
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
Applied Lessons 3706 (with Junior Recital) 4
MUEN 00XX 1
MUEN 00XX Chamber Ensemble 1
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
General Education Elective 3
Applied Lessons 4805 4
MUEN 00XX 1
Music Upper Division Electives 3
Music Electives 3
 Semester Hours14
Spring
Applied Lessons 4806 (with Senior Recital) 4
MUEN 00XX 1
Music Upper Division Electives 6
Music Electives 3
 Semester Hours14
 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 a 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.