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Program Goals and Outcomes

The learning outcomes of the music department reinforce the mission of the college whereby music majors develop an integrated understanding of music as creative work, cultural and historical expression, and service to the community through a variety of performances. Through its curriculum, recitals, lectures, concerts, and other public events, the music department engages in musical discourse that enriches the both College and the wider community.

 

The learning outcomes of the music department reinforce the mission of the college whereby music majors develop an integrated understanding of music as creative work, cultural and historical expression, and service to the community through a variety of performances. Through its curriculum, recitals, lectures, concerts, and other public events, the music department engages in musical discourse that enriches the both College and the wider community.

  • Goal

    Music Students will apply critical and analytical skills to the study of music in theoretical, historical, and cultural contexts.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will be able to identify, and explain the historical, and cultural contexts of specific genres and individual musical works, and relate them to genres and works from different stylistic, historical, and cultural contexts.

    2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in discipline -specific writing and research skills (library, internet, etc.)

    3. Students will design and deliver oral presentations that communicate the results of analysis and/or research of theoretical, and musical topics utilizing appropriate, audio and visual technologies

  • Goal

    Music students will play, hear, identify, and work conceptually with elements of music, including rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, timbre, and texture.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will demonstrate fluency in theory and ear training, employing this understanding in aural, verbal, visual, and written analysis of Western music notation

    2. Students will utilize the latest technology as it applies to identifying, notating, arranging, performing and composing music.

    3. Students will be able to perform on the designated instrument or keyboard several specific and broadly applicable skills, including scales, harmonic progressions, transposition, harmonizing a melody, and reading a multi-stave score.

  • Goal

    Music students will demonstrate proficiency in performance as a vocalist, conductor, instrumentalist, or with electronic media.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will be able to perform a cross section of the music from the complete repertory of the voice or instrument studied using appropriate technical skills requisite for artistic self -expression.

    2. Students will evaluate their own musical performance identifying strengths as well as concrete goal for improvement.

  • Goal

    Music students will engage the community at large as scholars, performers, composers, and consumers of music.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will engage in focused studies in advanced performance, composition, conducting, or musicological/theoretical research- and will present their work in public forums such as recitals, ensemble concerts, and oral presentations.

    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate music performances, and articulate preferences and choices through the use of analytical thinking.