Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music enables students to acquire a broad knowledge of music, focusing on the development of musicianship, the ability to perform and an academic grasp of the art.

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Music must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above, satisfy the College’s residency requirement, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. In addition, students majoring in Music must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all required major courses.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:


Historical and Theoretical Courses


Music Performance Courses


  • Primary Applied Lessons 8 credit hours
  • Secondary Applied Lessons 1 credit hour
  • Ensembles 8 credit hours
  • Piano Proficiency 0 credit hours
  • Senior Recital 0 credit hours
  • Music Electives 12 credit hours
  • Recital Attendance 0 credit hours (six semesters required)

Elective Courses (17 credits)


Students may choose any 17 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshman Year


Fall Semester (14.5 credits)


Spring Semester (15.5 credits)


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (15.5 credits)


Spring Semester (12.5 credits)


Junior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (17 credits)


  • 0 credit hours
  • Music Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective courses 6 credit hours
  • Primary Applied Lesson 1 credit hour
  • Ensemble course 1 credit hour
  • Disciplinary Perspectives - Natural/Physical Sciences course 3 credit hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester (14 credits)


  • Constellation courses 6 credit hours
  • Ensemble course 1 credit hour
  • Music Elective courses 6 credit hours
  • Primary Applied Lesson 1 credit hour

Spring Semester (16 credits)


  • Music Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective courses 8 credit hours
  • Primary Applied Lesson 1 credit hour
  • Ensemble course 1 credit hour
  • Senior Recital

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