A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and write standard notation: Given a piece of music in standard notation, demonstrate the ability to read and perform, ability to construct a Baroque style 4 voice harmonic progression.
  • Perform at a College Level: Demonstrate through jury, ensemble performance, or recital the ability to play a piece from the body of Western Classical Literature.
  • Demonstrate the basic ability to analyze music: Given a Bach chorale (or similar), demonstrate the ability to analyze harmonic concepts.
  • Identify historical and cultural events and persons within Western music: Demonstrate (through exam, portfolio or project) a general knowledge of composers, dates, time periods, and instrument histories from the Middle Ages through 21st Century.
  • Sight sing and dictate melodic and harmonic progressions: Demonstrate through proficiency exam the ability to sigh sing tonal melodies and intervals to the octave.
  • Perform proficiently on the piano: Demonstrate the ability to play Major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and Common Practice Era literature on the piano.

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Please see the College Catalog for information and requirements.

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Faculty Chair: Jessica McCambly