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B.A. in Music (Curriculum Map)
B.A. in Musical Theatre (Curriculum Map)

Musical Theatre
Piano Pedagogy 

Learning Outcomes in Music

Knowledge of History

Students will demonstrate

  • a familiarity with the styles, genres, and forms of Western art music, and the most influential composers and compositions therein.
  • the ability to accomplish a stylistic analysis of music from different eras in music history.
  • an awareness of and skill in researching current issues in music history.
  • the ability to describe musical styles, structures, and techniques precisely and articulately in writing and in speaking (oral discourse).

Knowledge of Music Theory and Aural Concepts/Skills

Students will demonstrate

  • aural comprehension - through dictation - of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form in various musical styles.
  • skills in sightsinging of music from the Baroque through 20th Century.
  • skills in playing functional keyboard harmony.
  • knowledge of the most pertinent concepts of tonal music: proper voice leading, harmonic motion within the circle of fifths, tonicization and modulation, sequences, chromaticism, and aspects of traditional small and large scale forms.
  • knowledge of the most pertinent concepts of post-tonal music: modal scales and harmonies, twelve-tone serialism, quartal/quintal harmonies, polyrhythm, metric modulation, minimalist techniques, chance music, graphic music, and non-traditional forms.

Performance Skills

  • Every year, students in the Performance Option will demonstrate a level of mastery in an instrument or voice as defined by the departmental standards (and recommended by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for the instrumental areas or National Association of Teachers of singing-NATS- for vocal studies).
  • At the end of their required piano studies, students in the History/Ethnomusicology Option, Theory/Composition Option, and Piano Pedagogy Minor Option will be able to demonstrate a proficiency in piano skills, as recommended by NASM.
  • At the completion of their studies, students in the Music Minor Option will demonstrate a proficiency, as defined by departmental standards and NASM or NATS, in the performance of either an instrument or in voice.
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