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Majors:

Minors:

B.A. in Music (Curriculum Map) (GLOBE Outcome Map)
B.A. in Musical Theatre (CurriculumMap.pdf) (GLOBE Outcome Map)

Music
Musical Theatre
Piano Pedagogy 

Learning Outcomes for B.A. in Music

Musicianship and Creativity

Students will demonstrate

  • Music Writing: The ability to write tonal harmonizations of melodies & basses of moderate complexity.
  • Singing: A practical ability to prepare, as well as sing on sight, melodies of moderate complexity.
  • Keyboard: Practical ability to sight-read, transpose, improvise, harmonize and accompany a simple bass at sight.
  • Aural comprehension: understanding of melody, harmony, and rhythm in functional, tonal styles.

Speaking and Writing

Students will demonstrate

  • The ability to write a short essay, using appropriate rhetorical strategies, comparing different musical styles, genres, or practices.
  • The ability to write a short essay, analyzing the formal features of a piece of common-practice music, as well as the ability to write a short essay analyzing the formal features of post-tonal music.

  • The ability to write a short, critical essay examining the historical, social, or intellectual context of a particular piece, style, genre, or musical practice.

  • The ability to engage in discussion, debate and public discourse relevant to topics in music.

Musical Concepts for Critical Thinking:

Students will demonstrate

  • Knowledge of the most pertinent concepts of tonal and post-tonal theory, and concepts related to common practice styles.

  • Knowledge of the most pertinent concepts for cultural criticism/competency of/in music.

  • Knowledge of current issues in music history.

  • An understanding of the European classical canon, and the ability to think critically beyond the canon.

Performance in Music: (not required for HTCC)

Students will demonstrate

  • A level of mastery in an instrument or voice commensurate with their level of study and specific to their area of focus, as defined by department standards and recommended by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) or National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).


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