Music (BA)

Arts and Sciences
Performing and Fine Arts
HEGIS Number: 1005

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The curriculum in music is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in performance history, theory, ethnomusicology, and music production. Music majors are required to give a recital (or equivalent) their last semester at the college as their MUS 490: Independent Study.

The Lower Level Computer Lab (AC-LL02) is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with computers, synthesizers, and microphones.


Music BA


Major Discipline Requirements


I. Core Requirements for Music Major

MUS101Introduction to Music History (WI) 
MUS110Fundamentals of Music Theory 
MUS141Class Instruction in Piano I 
MUS210Ear Training I 
MUS225Foundations of Music Production (WI) 
MUS241Class Instruction in Piano II 
MUS310Ear Training II 
MUS323Form & Analysis 

Choose one from each of the following groups:


Ensemble I

MUS131Gospel Choir I 
MUS139Jazz Ensemble I 
MUS146Jazz Improvisation I 

Ensemble II

MUS231Gospel Choir II 
MUS239Jazz Ensemble II 
MUS246Jazz Improvisation II 

Popular Music History

MUS250African-American Music (WI) 
MUS253History of Jazz (WI) 
MUS270Introduction to Ethnomusicology (WI)* 
MUS278Art & Sound of Video Games** 
MUS279History of Hip-Hop (WI)*** 
MUS299The Music Industry 

II. Concentration Requirements: Choose from Track "A" OR "B"

A) Music Performance 
MUS291Keyboard Accompaniment 
Choose one from each of the following groups: 

Ensemble III

MUS331Gospel Choir III 
MUS339Jazz Ensemble III 
MUS346Jazz Improvisation III 

Western Music Elective

MUS350Middle Ages to Baroque Era 
MUS351Classical to Romantic Eras 

Ensemble IV

MUS431Gospel Choir IV 
MUS439Jazz Ensemble IV 
MUS446Jazz Improvisation IV 
B) Music Production 
MUS327Science of Recorded Sound 
MUS328Advanced Music Production 
MUS329Recording Techniques for Music 

lll. Advanced Requirements

MUS490Independent Study (WI) 
Upper Level Elective (Choose one) 
MUS301American Musical Theatre (WI)**** 
MUS427Mixing and Mastering 
MUS45020th-Century Music and Beyond 
MUS453Globalization of Jazz 
MUS455History of Film Music 
MUS461Jazz Analysis 

*MUS 270 is cross listed with ANTH 270. Either course will be accepted.

**MUS 278 is cross listed with FA278. Either course will be accepted.

***MUS 279 is cross listed with HIST 279. Either course will be accepted.

****MUS 301 is cross listed with TA 301. Either course will be accepted.

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