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The courses of the Music Department are specifically designed to fill the needs of the beginner in music, those who are seeking a career in the music business, those who are preparing to transfer to a university, those who want to teach music, and those who simply want to enhance their musical enjoyment.
Students may be asked to audition or test for placement in sequential courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic technical fluency, artistic growth, and personal enrichment in musical performance on a given instrument and/or voice in a solo and/or ensemble context along with an introductory keyboard proficiency.
- Demonstrate an understanding of common elements and underlying structures of Western music through written composition and analysis as well as sight-reading and dictation.
- Demonstrate an acquaintance with a range of music cultures through an awareness of the scope, variety, structure, and form of the works in these cultures, a basic understanding of their historical and social contexts of these cultures, and the ability to respond critically to musical works in these cultures by articulating an informed personal reaction.