- 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.
Major Discipline Requirements
I. Core Requirements for Music Major
|MUS101||Introduction to Music History||3|
|MUS110||Fundamentals of Music Theory||3|
|MUS141||Class Instruction in Piano I||1|
|MUS210||Ear Training I||2|
|MUS225||Foundations of Music Production||3|
|MUS241||Class Instruction in Piano II||1|
|MUS310||Ear Training II||2|
|MUS323||Form & Analysis||3|
Choose one from each of the following groups:
|MUS131||Gospel Choir I||2|
|MUS139||Jazz Ensemble I||2|
|MUS146||Jazz Improvisation I||2|
|MUS231||Gospel Choir II||2|
|MUS239||Jazz Ensemble II||2|
|MUS246||Jazz Improvisation II||2|
Popular Music History
|MUS253||History of Jazz||3|
|MUS270||Introduction to Ethnomusicology (WI)*||3|
|MUS278||Art & Sound of Video Games**||3|
|MUS279||History of Hip-Hop (WI)***||3|
|MUS299||The Music Industry||3|
II. Concentration Requirements: Choose from Track "A" OR "B"
|A) Music Performance|
|Choose one from each of the following groups:|
|MUS331||Gospel Choir III||2|
|MUS339||Jazz Ensemble III||2|
|MUS346||Jazz Improvisation III||2|
Western Music Elective
|MUS350||Middle Ages to Baroque Era (WI)||3|
|MUS351||Classical to Romantic Eras||3|
|MUS431||Gospel Choir IV||2|
|MUS439||Jazz Ensemble IV||2|
|MUS446||Jazz Improvisation IV||2|
|B) Music Production|
|MUS327||Science of Recorded Sound||3|
|MUS328||Advanced Music Production||3|
|MUS329||Recording Techniques for Music||3|
lll. Advanced Requirements
|Upper Level Elective (Choose one)|
|MUS301||American Musical Theatre (WI)****||3|
|MUS427||Mixing and Mastering||3|
|MUS450||20th-Century Music and Beyond||3|
|MUS453||Globalization of Jazz||3|
|MUS455||History of Film Music||3|
*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.