Music Program Student Learning Outcomes
- A solid understanding of music theory from the common practice period to the present, including species counterpoint, tonal theory (i.e. harmony, the rules of voice leading, and four-part writing), and post-tonal theory.
- Aural skills for competent melodic/harmonic/rhythmic dictation and sight-singing - collectively necessary for a balanced understanding of music theory and the ability to learn music accurately and efficiently.
- Knowledge of the basic history of Western classical music - its forms and styles, and its connections to Western culture; and more in-depth knowledge of a few special topics with this overarching history.
- Excellence on a particular instrument or voice in solo and ensemble performance.
- The ability to write clearly and meaningfully about music and subjects relating to it.
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