Learning Goals

Students majoring in Music will:

  1. Develop the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, and form.
  2. Develop an understanding of and the ability to read and realize a range of musical notation styles.
  3. Become familiar with a wide array of musical styles and genres and their cultural and historical
  4. Develop the ability to theoretically analyze a variety of musics.
  5. Hone skills in basic music writing, creation, and composition.
  6. Expand their skill level in researching and writing critically about music.
  7. Develop skills of collaborative musicianship through participation in ensemble contexts or applied study.
  8. Work with and understand music technology and computers in the context of composition, songwriting, and historical practice.

Music department offerings are designed to provide an understanding of music through a study of music history, culture, theory, technology, and creation, as well as performance opportunities. The curriculum is designed to integrate musicology, music theory, music technology, and music creation across a range of musical genres and styles, while providing ensemble and applied music instruction as a basis for connecting practical and analytical aspects of the discipline. Students who complete a music major can pursue graduate study but can also apply their knowledge of music to performing arts administration, music therapy, sound engineering, and music business applications.

  • Department of Music

    Bomberger Hall Lower Level

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