Learning goals for both majors and minors:
- An understanding of and practice of music as a creative medium and performing art, which demands a cyclical process of applying materials from the classroom into performance and reflecting on them, all as part of the experiential learning inherent in musical performance.
- An understanding of the theoretical basis for music as practiced in
our culture and the development of skills (sight singing, aural skills, and
keyboard harmony) to demonstrate understanding and practical competency.
- Knowledge of the history of Western art music and the traditions practiced in other cultures, including an understanding of the evolution of specific genres, styles, and musical philosophies;
- The ability to conduct basic research in music and to communicate ideas
and information coherently in both written and oral formats.
Learning goals for non-majors:
An understanding of and experience with music as either a performing art, an
academic discipline, a cultural expression, or a creative medium.