Program Goals and Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of a degree in music, all music students will have:
- Developed specialized skills and techniques of music performance on each student’s major instrument or voice.
- Developed knowledge and practical techniques of music theory and music history.
- Successfully participated in small and large group settings in pursuit of common performance goals.
In addition to the above,
Music Education students will have:
- Developed the ability as a leader to identify musical problems within the large group rehearsal setting, and demonstrate ways to correct them.
- Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively with K-12 students, colleagues, parents and community members.
- Demonstrated knowledge of effective planning, delivery of instruction, and accurate assessment of students.
Music Business students will have:
- Acquired/demonstrated basic knowledge of the functional areas of music business, including copyright, recording, legal aspects, performance, manufacturing, and others.
- Practiced and maintained ethical standards and behavior in professional settings.
Jazz Studies students will have:
- Demonstrated the ability to prepare, compose, arrange, and present/perform a full and juried recital.
- Demonstrated strong skills in improvisation, performance of various styles of jazz, and a basic knowledge of jazz history.
Music Performance students will have:
- Demonstrated on their major instrument or voice, the ability to prepare, research, and perform a full and juried lecture recital.
- 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:
- 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.
- Demonstrated the ability to analyze and/or apply traditional, contemporary, and experimental practices in compositions.