Performance Major (Bachelor of Music Degree)

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to hear, identify, and work with musical elements: rhythm, pitch, harmony, structure, timbre, texture.
  2. the ability to read and realize musical notation fluently.
  3. the ability to recognize and articulate an understanding of compositional process and musical style with reference to artists, technologies, events, and cultural forces through the major periods of music history.
  4. the ability to use research tools and analysis independently to develop, defend, and write musical judgments.
  5. a trajectory of continuing growth in applying basic musicianship skills, independently, to the preparation of expressive performances informed by outcomes 1-3 above.
  6. technical, musical, and interpretive skill in solo and ensemble performance, in a variety of formal and informal settings.
  7. familiarity with an appropriately representative body of solo and ensemble music literature, and an awareness of applicable performance practices.
  8. basic-level experience with the fundamentals of instrumental or vocal pedagogy and pedagogical resources.

April 2008