Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a degree in music, all music students will have:

  1. Developed specialized skills and techniques of music performance on each student’s major instrument or voice.
  1. Developed knowledge and practical techniques of music theory and music history.
  1. Successfully participated in small and large group settings in pursuit of common performance goals.

In addition to the above,

Music Education students will have:

  1. Developed the ability as a leader to identify musical problems within the large group rehearsal setting, and demonstrate ways to correct them.
  2. Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively with K-12 students, colleagues, parents and community members.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of effective planning, delivery of instruction, and accurate assessment of students.

Music Business students will have:

  1. Acquired/demonstrated basic knowledge of the functional areas of music business, including copyright, recording, legal aspects, performance, manufacturing, and others.
  2. Practiced and maintained ethical standards and behavior in professional settings.

Jazz Studies students will have:

  1. Demonstrated the ability to prepare, compose, arrange, and present/perform a full and juried recital.
  2. Demonstrated strong skills in improvisation, performance of various styles of jazz, and a basic knowledge of jazz history.

Music Performance students will have:

  1. Demonstrated on their major instrument or voice, the ability to prepare, research, and perform a full and juried lecture recital.
  2. Demonstrated strong knowledge of literature, performance practices of various styles periods, and strong performance on the student’s major instrument or voice.

Theory/Composition students will have:

  1. Demonstrated the ability to prepare, compose, and present/perform a full and juried recital of new works, or demonstrated an ability to analyze and/or compare music scores.
  1. Demonstrated the ability to analyze and/or apply traditional, contemporary, and experimental practices in compositions.

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