Bass School of Music  
Bachelor of Music: Instrumental Performance 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
2
AM Major Instrument
2
AMA 1571 Class Piano I
1
AMA 1671 Class Piano II            
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
MUEN Major Ensemble          
1
MUS 1233 Music and the Human Experience
3
Gen Ed                                   
3
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed & Lab 
4
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
AM Major Instrument
2
AM Major Instrument
2
AMA 1771 Class Piano III
1
AMA 1871 Class Piano IV
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Music Elective
2
MUEN 1361 Chamber Music
1
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
3
Total Credits
16
Total Credits
15

 

First Semester Junior
Credits
Second Semester Junior
Credits
MUS 3123 History of Music I
3
MUS 3123 History of Music II      
3
MUS 3113 Orchestration or
Composition I
3
AM Major Instrument 
2
MUS 3142 Conducting Fundamentals
2
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
MUED 3152 Instrumental Pedagogy
2
Junior Recital
1
AM Major Instrument
2
Music Elective
2
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
MUEN 1361 Chamber Music
1
Gen Ed
3
Gen Ed
    Gen Ed
3
Total Credits
16
Total Credits
16

 

First Semester Senior
Credits
Second Semester Senior
Credits
MUS 4113 Form and Analysis                            
3
MUS 4823 Orchestra Literature Seminar or MUS 4523 Wind Literature Seminar
3
MUS Music Theory Elective
3
AM Major Instrument
2
MUS 4123 History of 
Twentieth-Century Music          
3
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
AM Major Instrument
Senior Recital
1
MUEN Major Ensemble
1
Music Elective
3
Music Elective
1
Gen Ed
3
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.

Students may choose 11 credit hours from the following music electives:

MUS 2242        Jazz Improvisation (2)                             

MUS 3242        Conducting – Instrumental  (2)                                 

MUEN 1361      Chamber Music (1)
(Can be taken multiple times with a maximum of three additional credits counting towards degree requirements)

MUS 3231        Instrumental Technique (1)                  

MUS 3241        Instrumental Repertoire (1)                   

MUS 4413        Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint (3)

MUS 3113        Orchestration (3)                  

MUS 4313        Composition I (3)  

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.