Learning Outcomes for all Bachelor Degrees

After successful completion of the requirements for all Bachelor degrees in Music, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music, including sight-reading, keyboard proficiency, and analysis.
  2. demonstrate a working knowledge of music history and literature from the Western art tradition, with supporting related studies in non-western traditions, practices, and cultures.
  3. competently perform repertory appropriate to a university music program, as individuals, as conductors, and as members of ensembles, utilizing skills and knowledge gained from the previous two learning outcomes.
  4. demonstrate how technology affects and serves music as a discipline in general, and as it pertains to their area of specialization.
    successfully complete a capstone experience appropriate to their area of specialization.
  5. perform standard repertoire competently and expressively, and provide musical leadership appropriate to a university music program as soloists, as conductors, and as members of major performing ensembles and smaller chamber ensembles.
  6. demonstrate a working knowledge of the repertory in their major performance area and the ability to perform from a cross-section of that repertory through a successful capstone experience (a senior solo recital or senior recital of original compositions).

Learning Outcome for Teacher Preparation in Music

B.M.--Music Education majors only or Subject Matter Preparation for Teaching Credential:

demonstrate basic performance skills as well as pedagogical and classroom methods appropriate for a music education major entering the field of public school teaching

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts in Music

The goals of the graduate program are to prepare students for careers in performance, composition, scholarship and teaching and/or to prepare them for further music study in doctoral programs. The program must meet competencies required by its external accreditation agency, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Demonstration of:

  1. professional competence in a major field of study, such as performance, composition, conducting, etc.
  2. advanced knowledge of music theory as appropriate at the Master's level.
  3. advanced knowledge of music history as appropriate at the Master's level.
  4. scholarly research skills and advanced ability in written communication and critical inquiry.

Assessment of Student Learning BA/BM/MA

Schedule (doc)

Spring 2012 (doc)
Spring 2010 (doc) 
Spring 2009 B.A., BM. (doc)
Spring 2008 B.A., B.M. by SLO (doc)
Spring 2008 M.A. by SLO (doc)
Spring 2008 (doc)
Spring 2007 (doc)
Fall 2007 (doc)

Program Planning Documents

Program Planning Committee Report to Provost - 2010

Program Planning Report for School of Music - 2008

This page last updated 11/06/13