Bachelor of Music in Performance

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Entrepreneurship
Students will demonstrate an understanding of career options related to their area of specialization and assemble career-appropriate portfolios including resume, photos, video, audio, and/or other materials.

Music Technology
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge and abilities related to music technology including digital audio workstation and music notation software.

Performance Pedagogy
Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to music pedagogy as it relates to private lesson instruction, including various pedagogical methods, applicable literature, and the ability to diagnose and correct musical and technical faults.

 Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Scoring and Arranging
Students will create coherent and artistic arrangements for instrumental and/or vocal ensembles using industry standard music notation software.

Literature, Methods, and Teaching
Students will demonstrate an understanding of literature, methodology, and administration of a school choral or instrumental program. Students will demonstrate proficiency in teaching skills including classroom management, rehearsal techniques, creating assessments for instruction to various ages and skill levels, and the ability to diagnose and correct musical and technical faults.

Conducting
Students will demonstrate clarity and expressivity in conducting gesture (with and without baton), proficiency in score reading, and communicating musical ideas to an ensemble.

Post-Baccalaureate Music Education Certification
Music education certification is possible for individuals who have been awarded bachelor degrees in music in areas other than music education. A minimum two-semester residency is required for music coursework, which includes music-major lessons, ensembles, and music education courses.

 Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Entrepreneurship
Students will demonstrate an understanding of career options related to their area of specialization and assemble career-appropriate portfolios including resume, photos, video, audio, and/or other materials.

Studio Production
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills related to studio arranging and producing, including fluency with technology including digital audio workstation (Pro Tools), editing, effects, and mixing techniques.

Scoring and Arranging
Students will create coherent and artistic arrangements for instrumental and/or vocal ensembles using industry standard music notation software.

Contemporary Theory and Improvisation
Students will create coherent and artistic improvised melodies demonstrating an applied understanding of jazz chord symbols and their function within major and minor keys, modal chord progressions, and the blues.

 Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

 Associate of Science in Music

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

 Music Technology Certificate

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Studio Production
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills related to studio arranging and producing, including fluency with technology including digital audio workstation (Pro Tools), editing, effects, and mixing techniques.

 Integrated Studies

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

 Minor in Music

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis