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Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

In addition to being reviewed by the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Music is regularly reviewed for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board. The undergraduate student learning outcomes for the Department of Music are developed in response to those agencies, the standards and goals of the faculty, and the needs of the students themselves.

Performance

Graduates of the Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician. (NASM Handbook, p. 85)

• Students will demonstrate excellence as solo and ensemble performers to provide a basis for a professional career as a musician.
• Students will demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and instrumental or vocal pedagogy to provide a basis for a professional career as a performing musician.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.

Music Education

Graduates of the Department of Music will develop skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician. (NASM Handbook, p. 85)

• Students will demonstrate skill as solo and ensemble performers who can work as professional educators.
• Students will demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and instrumental and vocal pedagogy to provide a basis for a professional career as a music educator.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.
• Students will demonstrate the pedagogical background and teaching experience to function as effective K-12 music educators.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Graduates of the Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician. (NASM Handbook, p. 85)

• Students will demonstrate a level of competence as solo and ensemble performers appropriate for a musician educated in the liberal arts.
• Students will demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and general studies appropriate for their professional goals.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.


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