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Learning Goals

Music Learning Goals

Students will:

Develop basic aural skills such as sight-singing; interval identification by sound alone; and fluency in rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation.

Develop basic knowledge of music theory, including an understanding—within the tonal system—of basic harmony, the rules of voice leading and 4-part writing, and the principal musical forms.

Take a critical look at the evolution of Western music and the many factors contributing to stylistic change—necessarily involving the integration of art and culture.

Face creative challenges in musical interpretation and performance while studying an instrument or voice privately, and when participating in performing ensembles.

In general, receive a well-rounded education in music and sufficient training to allow them to spend the rest of their lives being not just connoisseurs, but rather active, accomplished and enthusiastic musicians.