Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Music at California Baptist University is to create a Christ-based learning environment that provides the highest order of education in all essential aspects of music, to establish a foundation for life-long growth in music, and to offer programs and degrees that are tradition-based but future-oriented.

Goals

  1. To provide a high quality of music education and training for undergraduate and graduate students
  2. To equip students with performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians
  3. To help students gain a historical/cultural perspective on the world of music
  4. To encourage critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, performance evaluation)
  5. To enable students to grow musically, so that they not only leave CBU with a better understanding of music than when they arrived but also can communicate music to a wide and diverse populace.
  • Composition (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation.)
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place.
    5. Composition students will create music for various genres, for a wide variety of performing forces, demonstrating mastery of metrical, timbral, and melodic elements within a variety of harmonic systems.
  • Instrumental Performance (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation.)
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place. 

    Instrumental Performance

    1. Instrumental Performance students will demonstrate mastery of the required repertoire, including excellence in tone production, intonation, rhythm, technique, musical interpretation and style.
  • Keyboard Accompanying (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
     
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation.)
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place.

    Keyboard Accompanying 

    1. Keyboard accompanying students will demonstrate excellence in keyboard collaboration in the areas of ensemble playing, chiefly accompanying the standard repertoire of song, sonata, large ensemble (vocal and instrumental) and chamber music. Students will exemplify proficiency in art music, collaborative ensembles, popular music improvisation and harmonization.
  • Music (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation.)
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place.
  • Music Education (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation.)
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place.

    Music Education:

    1. Music Education students will demonstrate competency in singing and playing a variety of instruments and gain the expertise (pedagogy, planning, and the assessment of learning) necessary for acceptance to a teacher credential program and to be successful music teachers.
  • Piano Performance (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation.)
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place.

    Piano Performance

    1. Piano Performance students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard technique, sight-reading, and repertoire utilizing keyboard music representative of various stylistic periods with attention to period performance practice.
  • Vocal Performance (BM) Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in performance and theoretical musical skills that will enable them to be successful musicians.
    2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of historical/cultural perspectives on the world of music.
    3. Students will develop critical thinking about music (i.e. analysis, critical listening, and performance evaluation).
    4. Students will exemplify professional excellence in their areas of focus (i.e. education, performance, composition) that will make them attractive to employers in the sacred/secular market place.

    Vocal Performance

    1. Vocal Performance students will demonstrate the required level of mastery of the multiple skills of pitch, rhythm, vocal technique, proper diction in multiple languages, and the ability to prepare performance material independently.