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Music, BA

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome AA Keyboard Musicianship Proficiency

Students will demonstrate basic keyboard musicianship proficiency commensurate with their required level of coursework.
Objective 33 Students will be able to perform simple melodic improvisations with chordal accompaniment.
Objective 34 Students will be able to demonstrate basic sight-reading proficiency at the piano.

Outcome AB Aural Perception and Sight-singing Proficiency

Students will demonstrate proficiency in aural perception and sight-singing commensurate with their required level of coursework.
Objective 35 Students will be able to take dictation from aural harmonic and melodic examples.
Objective 36 Students will be able to use appropriate solfege to sight read music in both major and minor keys.

Outcome AI Upper Level Music Elective

Students will complete an elective in upper level music history or music theory.
Objective 54 Students will be able to complete an upper level music history or theory course prior to taking their MUS 495 capstone course.

Outcome Q Performing skills

Students will demonstrate their skills as successful solo and ensemble performers.
Objective 21 Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as a performer at the end of their fourth semester of applied lessons.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
No BA students were reported by applied faculty as having completed a 4th semester jury during Winter 2018.

Outcome R Music as an art form

Students will demonstrate understanding of music as an art form in the contexts of music theory and musical literature.
Objective 3 Students will be able to complete a final written exam in MUS 120, Survey of Music Literature II.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Progress remains consistent with previous assessment reports indicating overall successful completion of the MUS 120 final exam by our BA students.

Objective 4 Students will be able to complete a final exam in MUS 231, Music Theory IV.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
With an 88% pass rate, we met our threshold, but not our target of 100%.

Outcome S Communication skills

Students will demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
Objective 1 Students will be able to write a paper including appropriate citations on a topic related to musical analysis.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
With an 80% pass rate, we met our threshold, but not our target of 100% pass rate on the MUS 495 paper.

Objective 2 Students will be able to prepare and present a senior thesis or culminating project on an advisor approved topic.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
89% of students enrolled in MUS 479 successfully presented their senior projects. The threshold has been met, but the target was not.