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Learning Outcomes

Objectives and Learning Outcomes: Our curricular goal is as follows: to offer students who possess musical talent a solid foundation in the discipline that will equip them with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a career in music beyond graduation. An assessment list of Learning Outcomes directed to this goal was devised in 2009. They are as follows:

1. Demonstrate proficiency in the basic vocabulary of music;

2. Apply this vocabulary to historical contexts and to the aural analysis of
performed music;

3. Rehearse music to a performance level and perform it in a stylistically
appropriate sand professional manner, both individually and in ensembles;

4. Analyze music in the common practice period, using harmonic and structural
techniques, integrated with interpretive, emotional and text-based
considerations, and express this analysis through writing and symbolic means;

5. Compose basic musical progressions in Baroque, Classical and Romantic style and arrange and adapt music for different instrumentations, using stylistically appropriate notation;

6. Cogently discuss in writing the historical, social and political contexts of music,
and be able to recognize these in live performance;

7. Examine critically the artistic value systems that diverse cultures and
movements bring to musical and sonic expression;

8. Create original artistic works in musical notation, sound sculpture or the digital
audio medium;

9. Write a research paper on any topic in music history.