Program Outcomes

Program – Bachelor of Arts in Music

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

SLO 1: Graduating BA Music students will perform music from a variety of musical periods completing level 2 (sample level requirements are located in Appendices 2a, 2b, and 2c) in their Applied Instrument Area. Progress towards this learning outcome is assessed every semester in a performance jury before a faculty committee.

SLO 2: BA Music students will be able to identify, analyze, and articulate the common elements and organizational patterns /forms / structures of music and their interaction in aural, verbal, and visual analysis. This will take place in the second, third, and fourth year of study.

SLO 3: BA Music students will place music in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. This will take place in the third year of study.

Program – Bachelor of Music in Composition

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

SLO 1: Graduating BM Composition students will perform music from a variety of musical periods completing level 2 (sample level requirements are located in Appendices 2a, 2b, and 2c) in their Applied Instrument area.

SLO 2: Graduating BM Composition students will be able to demonstrate a mastery of aural and written theory through analysis, critique, and formulation of opinions, as well as a thorough knowledge of compositional techniques for a range of ensembles and performing media (acoustic and electronic).

SLO 3: Graduating BM Composition students will be able to coordinate, coach, and produce their own music in live performance.

SLO 4: Graduating BM Composition students will be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the repertoire, from past and present times, that is relevant in the evolution of western art music, be able to explain musical works in terms of their historical and theoretical underpinnings, and demonstrate an understanding of the connections between their own compositions and those of the western tradition.

Program – Bachelor of Music in Music Education

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

SLO 1: BM Music Education students will develop performance ability on a variety of instruments supporting instruction at the K-12 levels, including piano, elementary classroom instruments, and several band and orchestra instruments. Students will demonstrate ability to teach these instruments and vocal technique.

SLO 2: BM Music Education students will write and execute lessons plans and curricula based on content knowledge, children’s musical development, and state standards, with the goal of developing their student’s ability for musical thinking, knowledge, and skills. Candidates will demonstrate classroom leadership skills including vocal inflection, eye contact, and giving clear directions.

SLO 3: BM Music Education students will perform music from a variety of musical periods, completing a Level 2 performance jury and Graduation Recital.

SLO 4: BM Music Education students will identify the common elements and organizational patterns /forms / structures of music and their interaction in aural, verbal, and visual analysis.

SLO 5: BM Music Education students will place music in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
Program – Bachelor of Music in Performance

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

SLO 1: Graduating BM Performance students will be able to perform music from a variety of musical periods at level 4 (see appendix 2a, 2b, and 2c for sample level requirements) in a professional manner. Progress towards this learning outcome is assessed every semester and through a comprehensive assessment in the senior year recital jury and capstone performance.

SLO 2: BM Performance students will identify the common elements and organizational patterns /forms / structures of music and their interaction in aural, verbal, and visual analysis. This will take place in each year of study.

SLO 3: BM Performance students will demonstrate the ability to place music in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. This will take place in the third year of study.

Program – Master of Music

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

SLO 1: MM students will demonstrate an ability to identify and use standard digital and paper research tools in music according to the Comprehensive Orals rubric (Appendix 3) and will produce a comprehensive bibliography that shows their ability to utilize standard scholarly tools relevant to their concentration area according to standards set in a research and bibliographic rubric (Appendix 1)

SLO 2: MM students will produce an independent creative or scholarly product that demonstrates technical proficiency in their concentration area and effective artistic and intellectual judgments according to standards set in a project or performance rubric (Appendices 2A and 2B) and in the Comprehensive Orals rubric (Appendix 3)

SLO 3: MM students will demonstrate increased breadth of knowledge and skills beyond the undergraduate level in the foundational areas of music theory and history and in other areas related to their music concentration according to standards set in the Comprehensive Orals rubric (Appendix 3)

 

 

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