Program Objectives


  • Bachelor of Music: Music with Elective Studies in an Outside Field Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Performance Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education Emphasis

Students will:

  1. Understand, apply, and integrate foundational concepts of musical study in theory, aural skills, history, composition, and improvisation.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to learn independently, make inquiries, think critically, discover solutions, and integrate knowledge into their academic, professional and musical areas of study.
  3. Develop and demonstrate effective communication skills, including artistic self-expression, with diverse audiences through multiple media.
  4. Acquire a basic understanding of diverse musical systems and traditions across the world, and develop a sensitivity to and awareness of cultural and societal differences, and their contribution to an interdependent global consciousness.
  5. Acquire a basic understanding of technology and professional skills, along with knowledge of specific technological developments within area of specialization.
  6. Perform music from a variety of different styles and time periods in solo and ensemble (large and chamber) settings at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, with sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression.
  7. Utilize piano for personal music study and instruction.
  8. Demonstrate interdisciplinary attainment by completing the requirements for a minor in a discipline outside of music.
  9. Present a capstone project that reflects their academic and musical work. For this project, students will develop, organize, document, and present a project synthesizing their musical and interdisciplinary studies or perform a solo recital of at least 40 minutes in duration.

Program Guide (PDF)

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate a level of performance to prepare themselves for professional performance opportunities and/or graduate study through a mastery of technical accuracy and musical expression on their instrument/voice.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the artistic elements of performance on their instrument/voice.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the musical theoretical concepts associated with music.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of music and how their instrument/voice fits into the progression of musical history.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to offer instruction in their applied area by understanding the pedagogical and literature requirements of their instrument/voice.
  6. Develop an analytical, creative, and intuitive understanding of music as a cultural language.
  7. Demonstrate a knowledge of the representative repertoire of their instrument/voice in solo, chamber, and larger ensemble idioms.
  8. Demonstrate how to communicate musical ideas and concepts through their musical medium.
  9. Understand the societal impact of music and the ethical responsibility of a professional musician.
  10. Develop an awareness of health and safety issues, hazards, and procedures associated with practice and performance.

Program Guide (PDF)

Students will:

  1. read and write music.
  2. create, arrange, and improvise music.
  3. integrate technology to facilitate music reading and writing.
  4. examine the organization of sound in musical forms through listening to, analyzing, describing, and performing music.
  5. demonstrate pedagogical skills in planning, delivering instruction, and assessment for vocal, instrumental, and general music ensembles and classes.
  6. demonstrate skills in selecting, analyzing, interpreting, presenting, and evaluating music and music performance within the context of music education.
  7. examine the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of music education.
  8. select, design, and apply assessment strategies that evaluate musical knowledge and skills.
  9. demonstrate appropriate professional, ethical, and administrative responsibility.
  10. articulate the unique musical contributions of cultural diversity.

Program Guide (PDF)