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.