Department Learning Goals

COMMON GOALS

REPRESENTATIVE COURSES

Understand the role of music and sound as a social practice.

1101, 2101

Read and write basic Western music notation; Understand diatonic functional harmony.

1051, 1401

Perform in an ensemble.

27xx

Acquire intermediate-level proficiency in individual instrumental or vocal performance.

28xx

Effectively communicate and present on a specific musical topic; organize and research a larger scale project.

4040

MUSIC IN SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT

 

Become familiar with a range of musicological methodologies.

2101

Understand, read scholarly work on, and articulate persuasive arguments about social, political, and economic aspects of music.

22xx-23xx, 32xx-33xx

Effectively organize, research, and present on a specific musicological topic.

4040

THEORY AND COMPOSITION

 

Understand concepts in large-scale musical form.

2401

Understand instrumental and vocal arrangement, chromatic harmony, basic keyboard harmony, sight-singing, and dictation.

2403

Acquire technical facility in instrumental and/or electro-acoustic composition.

2501, 2551, 3401, 3551

Compose and present on a large-scale original work.

4040

PERFORMANCE

 

Understand concepts in large-scale musical form.

2401

Understand instrumental and vocal arrangement, chromatic harmony, basic keyboard harmony, sight-singing, and dictation.

2403

Acquire interpretive and improvisational skills.

26xx

Acquire advanced-level proficiency in instrumental or vocal performance.

38xx

Prepare, perform, and present on an advanced-level recital.

4040