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)0
Satisfied by 6 hours MUHL 3772, 3773, or 3774, two of which are required in the major.
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with a lab)7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (need 1 additional class) 3
One course satisfied by 3 s.h. of MUHL 3771, which is required in the major.
CORE MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Music Theory (16-18 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
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 3781Jazz Class Piano 11
MUAC 3782Jazz Class Piano 21
Music History and Literature (12 hours)
MUHL 3771Music History and Literature 13
Choose two courses from MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2, MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3, or MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 46
MUHL 3775Jazz History3
Conducting (3 hours)
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
APPLIED LESSONS (22 hours)
Applied Lesson 15012
Applied Lesson 15022
Applied Lesson 26033
Applied Lesson 26043
Applied Lesson 3703 3
Applied Lesson 3704 (with Junior Recital)3
Applied Lesson 48033
Applied Lesson 4804 (with Senior Recital)3
ENSEMBLES (10 hours)
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble5
MUEN 0030 Jazz Combo (or MUEN 0013 Contemporary Ensembles)5
JAZZ EMPHASIS (19 hours)
MUAC 3735Jazz Methods1
MUTC 3712Jazz Arranging 13
MUTC 3713Jazz Arranging 23
MUAC 2667Jazz Improvisation 13
MUAC 2668Jazz Improvisation 23
MUAC 4867Jazz Improvisation 33
MUAC 4868Jazz Improvisation 43
MUHL/MUTC - Upper DivisionTheory or History Elective (3 hours)3
Music Electives (2 hours)2
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.
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
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2691
 
Applied Lesson 1501 2
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble 1
 Semester Hours12-15
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
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692
 
Applied Lesson 1502 2
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble 1
 Semester Hours17-18
Year 2
Fall
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUAC 3781 Jazz Class Piano 1 1
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
Applied Lesson 2603 3
MUEN 0023
MUEN 0030
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Combo
2
MUAC 2667 Jazz Improvisation 1 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 3782 Jazz Class Piano 2 1
MUHL 3772
Music History and Literature 2
or Music History and Literature 4
3
Applied Lesson 2604 3
MUEN 0023
MUEN 0030
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Combo
2
MUAC 2668 Jazz Improvisation 2 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
MUTC 3712
Jazz Arranging 1
or Jazz Improvisation 3
3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
MUHL 3775 Jazz History 3
Applied Lesson 3703 3
MUAC 3735 Jazz Methods 1
 Semester Hours16
Spring
General Education Elective 3
MUTC 3713
Jazz Arranging 2
or Jazz Improvisation 4
3
Applied Lesson 3704 (with Junior Recital) 3
MUEN 0030 Jazz Combo 1
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
Music Elective 1
 Semester Hours14
Year 4
Fall
General Education Elective 3
MUTC 3712
Jazz Arranging 1
or Jazz Improvisation 3
3
Applied Lesson 4803 3
MUEN 0023
MUEN 0030
Jazz Ensemble
and Jazz Combo
2
MUHL/MUTC Upper Division Elective 3
Music Elective 1
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Natural Science + Lab 4
General Education Elective 3
MUTC 3713
Jazz Arranging 2
or Jazz Improvisation 4
3
Applied Lesson 4804 (with Senior Recital) 3
MUEN 0030 Jazz Combo 1
 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 an ensemble.

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 perform, improvise, compose, and arrange jazz music.