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Goals and Learning Objectives

ProgramGoalsRelevant Courses

B.A. in Music

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1. Students will gain skills in and understanding of analysis and composition of music in the style of the Common-Practice Period (1600-1900).

MUS 69, 70A, 71, & 72

 

2. Students will gain musicianship skills in both aural perception and sight singing relative to music in the style of the Common-Practice Period (1600-1900).

MUS 61, 62, 63, & 64

 

3. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of various style periods.

MUS 48, 143, & 144

 

4. Students will gain skills in basic keyboard techniques.

MUS 35 and 35A

 

5. Students will gain skills and learn representative repertoire in a specific musical performance medium.

MUS 1P-19P or 22P

 

6a. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums. or

MUS 20 & 21-25

 

6b. Students gain advanced knowledge in theory, repertoire, literature, music technology or other electives.

MUS 154, 145, 135, 151, 152, and other 100-level music electives.

B.S. in Music:
Performance

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1-5 of B.A. in Music apply.

 

 

GOAL:
2) Students develop skills that prepare them for careers in musical performance and private teaching of performance, and advanced study and independent practice.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
6. Students will gain advanced skills in and understanding of analysis of music in the style of the Common-Practice and Post-Common-Practice Periods (1900-present).

MUS 154

 

7. Students will gain additional knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of the Post Common-Practice Period (1900-present).

MUS 145

 

8. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small musical ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums.

MUS 20 and 21-25

 

GOAL:
3) Students are prepared for further study at the graduate and/or professional level

 
 

OBJECTIVES: 9. Students will further their attainment of skills and learning of repertoire in a specific performance medium on the intermediate and advanced levels, leading to Junior and Senior recitals.

MUS 101C-119C or 122C; & 101D-119D or 122D

 

9a. Students whose performance medium is piano will gain further knowledge of repertoire and pedagogy in that medium.

MUS 142 and 171

 

9b. Those whose performance medium is voice will gain further knowledge and skill in vocal pedagogy and diction.

MUS 175, 175A-B175B

 

10. Students will further their attainment of skills, knowledge, and understanding of a variety of musical topics (6-12 s.h.).

MUS 31-34, 35B, 35C, 36-38A, 100, 105A, 105B, 107A. 108, 122, 123, 127-36, 140, 142, 146, 147, 151,152, 153, 157-59, 160A, 160B, 165, 166, 169, and 190

B.S. in Music:
Theory/Composition

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1-5 of B.A. in Music apply.

 
 

GOAL:
2) Students develop a wide range of knowledge and skills that prepare them for graduate study leading to careers in music theory or composition.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
6. Students will gain advanced skills in and understanding of analysis and/or composition of music in all style periods.

MUS 154

 

7. Students will gain additional knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of the Post Common-Practice Period (1900-present).

MUS 145

 

8. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small musical ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums.

MUS 20 and 21-25

 

9. Students will gain additional advanced skills in and understanding of analysis and/or composition of music in the style of the Common-Practice and Post-Common-Practice Periods.

MUS 20P, 21P, 157, 165 or 166, and 169

 

10. Students will gain additional understanding of advanced theoretical or compositional techniques.

MUS 121C, 151-2, 153, 158-9, 160A-B; or 120C

 

11. Students will further their attainment of skills, knowledge, and understanding of a variety of musical topics (6-8 s.h.).

MUS 31-34, 35B-35C, 36-38A, 39A, 100, 105A, 105B, 107A, 108, 122, 123, 127, 128, 129, 130, 134, 135, 136, 140, 142, 146, 147, 151,152, 173, 174, and 190.

B.S. in Music:
History/Literature

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1-5 of B.A. in Music apply.

 
 

GOAL:
2) Students develop a wide range of skills and knowledge that prepares them for advanced study leading to careers in musicology, music history, music criticism, and other professional areas.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
6. Students will gain advanced skills in and understanding of analysis of music in the style of the Common-Practice and Post-Common-Practice Periods.

MUS 154

 

7. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of the Post Common-Practice Period (1900-present).

MUS 145

 

8. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small musical ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums.

MUS 20 and 21-25

 

9. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of additional historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices in a variety of musical subjects and genres.

MUS 122, 127,128, 129, 130, 134, 135, 136, 140, 151, 152, and 193

 

10. Students will gain knowledge of bibliography and research methods in the field of musicology.

MUS 151, 152, and 201

B.S. in Music:
Music Merchandising

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1-5 of B.A. in Music apply.

 
 

GOAL:
2) Students develop skills in and an understanding of both music and business, preparing them for professional careers in publishing, recording, sales, management, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and many other fields that make up the music business.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:

 

6. Students will gain advanced skills in and understanding of analysis of music in the style of the Common-Practice and Post-Common-Practice Periods.

MUS 154

 

7a. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of the Post Common-Practice Period (1900-present). or

MUS 145

 

7b. Students gain advanced knowledge in theory, repertoire, literature, music technology or other electives.

An additional 100-level music elective

 

8. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small musical ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums.

MUS 20 and 21-25

 

9. Students will gain basic performance skills with other instruments.

MUS 31-34 and 37A-38A

 

10. Students will further their attainment of skills, knowledge, and understanding of a variety of musical topics (6 s.h.).

MUS 39A, 100, 105A-B, 107A, 108, 122, 123, 127-30, 134-6, 140, 142, 146, 147, 151-52, 153, 157-159, 160A-B, 165, 166, 169, 173-74

 

GOAL:
3) Students are prepared for graduate study in either music or business

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
11. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of a variety of business practices, methods, and philosophies, as well as practical knowledge and work experience in aspects of the music business.

ECO 1-2; ACCT 101; QM 1; MKT 101, 124, and 131 or 141; MGT 101; FIN 101; and MUS 190-91.

B.S. in Music:
Jazz and Commercial Music

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1-5 of B.A. in Music apply.

 
 

GOAL:
2) Students develop performance and compositional skills that prepare them for professional careers as performers and teachers of jazz and commercial music.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:

 

6. Students will gain advanced skills in and understanding of analysis of music in the style of the Common-Practice and Post-Common-Practice Periods.

MUS 154

 

7. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practice of Post Common-Practice Period (1900-present).

MUS 145

 

8. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small musical ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums.

MUS 20 and 21-25

 

9. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practice of jazz.

MUS 68, 122

 

10. Students will further their attainment of skills and learning of representative repertoire in a specific performance medium on the intermediate level, leading to a Junior recital.

MUS 101C-119C

 

GOAL:
3) Students are prepared for graduate study in the field.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:

 

11. Students will gain skills in jazz improvisation and in conducting instrumental ensembles.

MUS 105A, 105B, and 107A

 

12. Students will gain skills in and understanding of songwriting, jazz scoring, and basic electronic music techniques.

MUS 157, 159, 160 A, and 160B

B.S. in Education:
Music Education

GOAL:
1) Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
1-5 of B.A. in Music apply.

 
 

GOAL:
2) Students develop musical and pedagogical skills that prepare them for professional careers as music teachers in public, private, and parochial schools on the primary and secondary levels, and are certified as music specialists in the State of New York.

 
 

OBJECTIVES:
6. Students will gain advanced skills in and understanding of analysis of music in the style of the Common-Practice and Post-Common-Practice Periods.

MUS 154

 

7. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of the Post Common-Practice Period.

MUS 145

 

8. Students will learn ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small musical ensembles appropriate to their specific performance mediums.

MUS 20 and 21-25

 

9. Students will gain knowledge of the characteristics of musical instruments and their use in compositions and arrangements.

MUS 165 or 166

 

10. Students will gain skills in conducting both instrumental and choral ensembles, as well as knowledge and understanding of scores and techniques of score reading.

MUS 107A and 108

 

11. Students will gain skills in intermediate keyboard techniques, leading to the passing of the Piano Proficiency Exam.

MUS 35B and 35C

 

12. Students will gain basic performance skills and knowledge of pedagogical techniques in specific performance mediums.

MUS 31-34 and 36-38A

 

13. Students will gain a basic understanding of the use of technology in music and music education.

SED 100M

 

14. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and techniques applied to a variety of musical classes and ensembles found in school settings ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as practical knowledge and skills in teaching music in the field.

MUS 172A; SED 111, 112, 122, 178 and CT 179

 

15. Students will gain skills preparatory to the art of teaching, as well as knowledge and understanding of principles and philosophies of education.

CT 102, FDED 111 or 127, LYST 102, PSY 001, SED 151, SPCM 001 or 007, and SPED 102


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