Bass School of Music  
Church Music Degree Requirements
First Semester Freshman
Credits
Second Semester Freshman
Credits
MUS 1112 Theory I
2
MUS 1212 Theory II
2
MUS 1122 Aural Skills I
2
MUS 1222 Aural Skills II
2
MUS 1233 Music and the Human Experience
3
AM or Major Instrument
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
    Gen Ed
3
Total Credits
14
Total Credits
15

 

First Semester Sophomore
Credits
Second Semester Sophomore
Credits
MUS 2112 Theory III
2
MUS 2212 Theory IV
2
MUS 2122 Aural Skills III
2
MUS 2222 Aural Skills IV
2
MUS 2612 Practicum in Church Music
2
AM Voice or Major Instrument
1
DICT 1152 English Diction
2
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AM Voice or Major Instrument
1
Gen Ed
3
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Gen Ed & Lab
4
Gen Ed
3
 
 
Gen Ed
3
   
Total Credits
16
Total Credits
13

 

First Semester Junior
Credits
Second Semester Junior
Credits
MUS 3823 History of Worship
3
MUS 4413 Eighteenth Century Counterpoint
3
MUS 3123 History of Music I
3
MUS 3223 History of Music II
3
MUS 3142 Conducting Fundamentals
2
MUS 3442 Conducting—Vocal
2
AM Voice or Major Instrument
1
MUS 4113 Hymnology
3
AM Secondary Instrument
1
MUS 4622 Church Music in Practice
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AM Voice or Major Instrument
1
Gen Ed
3
AM Secondary Instrument
1
    MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Total Credits
14
Total Credits
15

 

First Semester Senior
Credits
Second Semester Senior
Credits
MUS 4023 Choral Literature or MUS 4723 Organ Literature
3
MUS 3633 Contemporary Music: Arranging & Orchestration for the Twentieth-Century Church
3
MUED 3332 Vocal Methods-Elementary
2
MUED 3432 Vocal Methods-Secondary
2
AM Voice or Major Instrument
1
REL 3233 United Methodist Studies*
3
AM Secondary Instrument
AM Voice or Major Instrument
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AM Secondary Instrument
1
Gen Ed
3
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Gen Ed
3
Senior Recital
1
    Gen Ed 3
Total Credits
14
Total Credits
15

*All courses listed on this degree plan are required for the completion of this degree. The course sequence is a suggestion only, and each student will meet with his or her advisor to discuss the most appropriate sequence for that student.

Organ Concentration requires eight semesters of organ plus a senior recital.

Choral Concentration requires eight semesters of vocal study plus a senior recital.

Piano Concentration requires eight semesters of piano plus a senior recital.

Secondary Performing Areas: Church Music with organ concentration students must take four semesters of voice; choral concentration students must take four semesters on a keyboard; instrument and piano concentration students must take four semesters of organ.  Choral concentration student may begin with class piano.

*Required for certification in the United Methodist Church.  Those who are not seeking certification in the United Methodist Church should take another church history or theology course.

All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours.  Students must attain the required piano proficiency and performance levels as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.