Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Music majors will be able to analyze the musical elements of a piece of music.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Identify the elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, organizational patterns, and form in Western art music through aural analysis of recordings;
  • Objective B: Identify the elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, organizational patterns, and form in Western art music through visual analysis of musical scores.

Student Learning Goal 2

Music majors will be able to demonstrate proficiency in vocal or instrumental performance.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Demonstrate the technical and interpretive skills necessary for artistic self-expression in a variety of repertory through solo performance in the student's primary area of vocal or instrumental performance;
  • Objective B: Demonstrate the technical and interpretive skills necessary for artistic self-expression in a variety of repertory through ensemble performance in the student's primary area of vocal or instrumental performance.

Student Learning Goal 3

Music majors will be able to analyze the musical style of a piece of music.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Identify aurally the musical period or culture of a piece of music;
  • Objective B: Identify the musical period or culture of a piece of music through score reading.

Student Learning Goal 4

Music majors will be able to integrate knowledge in music theory, music history, and performance appropriate to the individual's sequence of study.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Exhibit the integration of musical knowledge through the presentation of a written paper or a musical performance.Fine Arts Music Major