Bass School of Music  
BM Composition Degree Plan
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
AM Major Instrument
1
MUS 1311 Freshman Composition B
1
MUS 1211 Freshman Composition A
1
AM Major Instrument
1
MUS 1233 Music and the Human Experience
3
AMA 1671 Class Piano II
1
AMA 1571 Class Piano I
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
17
Total Credits
17

 

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 2312 Sophomore Composition A
2
MUS 2412 Sophomore Composition B
2
AM Major Instrument
1
AM Major Instrument
1
AMA 1771 Class Piano III
1
AM Minor Instrument
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AMA 1871 Class Piano IV
1
Gen Ed & Lab
3
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
    Gen Ed
3
Total Credits
16
Total Credits
16

 

First Semester Junior
Credits
Second Semester Junior
Credits
MUS 3123 History of Music I
3
MUS 3223 History of Music II
3
MUS 3113 Orchestration
3
MUS 3442 Conducting—Vocal or MUS 3242 Conducting Instrumental
2
MUS 3142 Conducting Fundamentals
2
MUS 3413 Junior Composition B
3
MUED 3313 Junior Composition A
3
AM Major Instrument
1
AM Major Instrument 
1
AMA 1471 Applied Piano 
1
AM Minor Instrument  
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AMA 1371 Applied Piano
1
Gen Ed
3
MUEN Major Ensemble 
1
Gen Ed  3
Total Credits
15
Total Credits
17

 

First Semester Senior
Credits
Second Semester Senior
Credits
MUS 4513 Senior Composition A
3
MUS 4413 Eighteenth Century Counterpoint
3
MUS 4113 Form and Analysis 
3
MUS Music Literature Elective
3
MUS 4123 History of Twentieth-Century Music
3
MUS 4613 Senior Composition B
3
AM Major Instrument
AM Major Instrument
1
AMA 1371 Applied Piano
1
AMA 1471 Applied Piano
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AM 4441 Recital on Major Instrument
1
MUS 4441 Composition Recital
1
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
Total Credits
16
Total Credits
16

 

*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.

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.