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The mission of the Department of Music is to cultivate excellence in musical education, performance, and the liberal arts. The department works to support and enhance the cultural and intellectual diversity of the community, while also serving as model performers, educators, and scholars.
View the department assessment guidebook here.
The student will perform music with accuracy and facility, interpreting it with expression, style and artistry.
The student will analyze music and musical forms, both visually and aurally.
The student will arrange music, accurately combining existing musical elements with innovative ideas to create an original work.
The student will improvise music, accurately combining existing musical elements with innovative techniques to create an original musical idea.
The student will employ musical terms, genres, styles, and concepts while connecting historical and cultural aspects of music.
The student will explain concepts clearly, coherently and decisively, displaying extensive content knowledge and giving appropriate and well-timed feedback.