Music Mission and SLOs

BM in Music Performance with an Emphasis in Pedagogy

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Kean University Conservatory of Music as regards the Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance with an Emphasis in Pedagogy is to provide a rigorous and comprehensive program that prepares students for careers in performance and private studio music teaching. Further, the mission of this program is to provide students with a professional course of study in music performance and general musicianship sufficient to foster creative and artistic growth and a commitment to musical and personal excellence within a community of performing faculty and students.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
SLO1: demonstrate competencies in music performance.
SLO2: demonstrate competencies in musicianship—including aural skills, theory and analysis, repertory and history.
SLO3: demonstrate competencies necessary for success in teaching in one-to-one and small-group settings in the areas of performance and musicianship—including aural skills, theory and analysis, repertory and history.
SLO4: reflect a performer’s understanding of relevant historical matters and a performer’s knowledge of music repertoire in various genres and styles and from diverse cultures.
SLO5: demonstrate aural skills in sight-singing and ear training.
SLO6: perform works in recital representing various genres, styles, and cultures.
SLO7: rehearse and perform works, representing various genres, styles, and cultures, in both small and large ensembles.
* KU Student Outcomes: Kean University graduates should be able to:
1. Think critically, creatively and globally;
2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;
3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and
4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas (Prof. pgms)
**General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes – Knowledge: Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:
(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;
(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;
(K3) relating historical references to literature; and
(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.
Student Learning Outcomes – Skills: Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:
(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning ;
(S2) communicate effectively through speech;
(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;
(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and
(S5) show information literacy.

Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:

(V1) personal responsibility;

(V2) ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) lifelong learning

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