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Music (B.A.)

Accelerate your passion for music. Challenge yourself through strong music studies emphasizing performance, within the context of a liberal arts curriculum.

As a music major, you’ll acquire a broad knowledge of music, stressing the development of musicianship, the ability to perform and an intellectual grasp of the art. We do this with a heavy rotation of hands-on learning, from private lessons to public performances. You'll be preparing for career opportunities in a variety of musical areas, including performance and private studio teaching. Many graduates continue music studies in graduate school. 

Want to take the first, important step in a lifelong career in music? Audition to enroll in our music program! It’s a requirement for admission.

See and hear our musicians and vocalists in this overview of the Division of Music. Feeling inspired? Submit your portfolio to start the process of being considered for our program! Download a transcript of this video.
York College music professor Erin Lippard helps a student with a violin lesson
Our dynamic faculty challenge you to new heights in your performance.

Your future in Music

Our graduates have gone on to work for Central Dauphin School District, the Department of Public Welfare, Hanover Hall Nursing Center, National Symphony Orchestra and West Point Military Academy. Possible careers include:
  • Performing musician, composer, conductor, arranger, lyricist
  • Music educator, music therapist, music librarian
  • Music journalist, TV/radio music producer
  • Music business attorney, church/temple music director
  • U.S. Armed Forces musician, arts administrator
In Good Company, Erin Lippard and Kenneth Osowski
Faculty Recital: Erin Lippard, Mezzo-Soprano and Kenneth Osowski, piano
Sept. 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In Good Company: A centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein and the camaraderie of composers who surrounded him.
PRISM Concert
PRISM Concert: A Division of Music Showcase
Oct. 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
This concert will feature a variety of styles, including solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble performances from student and faculty performers in the Division of Music.
Port Ellis
Port Ellis and The Hawkshaws
Oct. 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Port Ellis delivers ambient dream pop tempered with contemporary indie-rock influence. The Hawkshaws are an indie/alternative rock group, stationed in Pennsylvania.
The Soldier's Tale
The York Chamber Players
Nov. 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Based on a Russian folk tale, l'Histoire du Soldat traces the Faustian parable of a soldier who trades the devil his violin for unlimited economic gain.
Worth of the Soul
Chorale and Wind Symphony
Nov. 11, 2018, 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Worth of the Soul: A Musical Tribute to American Indian Warriors and Veterans with Guest Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.
Casualties of War
Casualties of War: Poetry and Music of the Great War
Nov. 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Guest Artists Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor, Scott Crowne, piano, and James Watson, speaker, present a collection of poetic reflections honoring the resolution of WWI.
Rock Band: Steve Miller Band
Rock Band: Music of the Steve Miller Band
Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band (YCRB) performs various classic rock and pop selections and pays tribute to the Steve Miller Band.
John Patitucci
The John Patitucci Trio
Nov. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Three-time Grammy Award winner, John Patitucci, has been at the forefront of the jazz world for over 30 years and is active in all styles of music. This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.
Groove Ensemble
Groove Ensemble
Nov. 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Dec. 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Music (B.A.)
Grace Muzzo, D.M.A. Coordinator
Wolf Hall, Room 206C
Phone: 717.815.6450
Contact for appt.

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