Mission and Goals
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate foundational skills in performing on the piano and performing as part of an ensemble.
- Demonstrate the ability to independently practice and improve the performance of level-appropriate repertoire.
- Perform foundational repertoire on the piano with accurate rhythm and technique.
- Successfully prepare for and improve one’s performance within an ensemble.
- Analyze music, both aurally and visually, in order to recognize, interpret, and create musical structures across different genres.
- Analyze harmonic function in both Western classical and popular music traditions.
- Apply the principles of harmonic function by composing music that successfully demonstrate diatonic and chromatic musical structures.
- Accurately sing a notated melody by using solfège, and accurately transcribe a heard melody or harmonic progression by using musical notation.
- Develop a foundational understanding of the evolution of music making in the Western classical traditions, as well as an alternative history of music making in non-Western and popular music traditions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the broad stylistic periods in music history, including Western classical, non-Western and popular music traditions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the major aspects of ethnomusicological research.
- Articulate change or continuity over time in the practice, preservation, and dissemination of music, and support arguments with appropriate evidence.
- Demonstrate the ability to research topics related to Western classical, non-Western, or popular music traditions by using appropriate research tools.