Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for the music graduate program

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of technical skill on an instrument or voice, an advanced ability to perform in an ensemble, advanced levels of confidence and stage presence, and aesthetic judgments at a professional level. (Performance Skills)
  • Students will show an advanced level of technical skill as either a composer or a conductor, in those degree emphases, with abilities to lead an ensemble as a conductor or to coach an ensemble as the composer of its literature. (Performance Skills for Composers and Conductors)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to hear, analyze, read, and/or write music at an advanced level. (Advanced Musicianship and Theory)
  • Students will demonstrate and relate an advanced knowledge of music literature, both for their individual specialties, and for the whole of music history. (Music Literature)
  • Students will acquire and use advanced knowledge of research, scholarly reading comprehension, and writing techniques. (Research Skills)
  • Students will acquire and synthesize knowledge of the theoretical, historical, pedagogical, and psychological foundations of music teaching and learning both in research and in the classroom. (Music Education Skills)