The music major prepares students to be involved in a variety of musical pursuits, including teaching in a studio setting, teaching music in grades K-12, participating in a variety of performance organizations and serving as a music conductor. The program also provides preparation for advanced study in performance, music theory and literature.
Students will be able to:
- Perform capably as a soloist
- Demonstrate an ability to work independently and with music faculty in preparation for quality performance;
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of standard repertoire and supporting literature applicable to the primary performance medium;
- (Vocal track) Demonstrate a correct pronunciation of Italian, French, Latin and German via lessons and International Phonetic Alphabet;
- Participate in solo and ensemble performance;
- Present a half hour Junior Recital
- Present a one hour Senior Recital
- Perform capably within an ensemble
- Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and with music faculty to prepare high quality performances;
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize the ensemble rudiments - blend, intonation and balance within the context of collaboration
- Achieve high quality collaborative performance.
- Understand the structure and style of compositions
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently by preparing music using rhythm, melody, harmony, and by understanding formal compositional structures unique to each era.
- Demonstrate the ability to hear and identify compositional structures;
- Develop basic formal compositional structures using rhythm, melody and harmony;
- Explain theoretical and historical elements of music through prose
- Demonstrate the ability to understand and share theoretical principles through written explanation;
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of music history specifically-- principle eras, genres and musical repertoire through prose;
- Select and cite appropriate and reliable sources;