Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
Unless otherwise indicated, these objectives apply to the General (36 credit) music major. Each objective pertains to a different aspect of the curriculum (i.e., theory, history/musicology, performance, composition).
- Demonstrate fluency in reading and writing musical notation and analyzing the formal structure and technical language of composition.
- Be able to identify the major composers and repertory of each style period in European music history and to discuss the cultural and political context of each era.
- Acquire specific knowledge of music as a form of artistic and cultural expression through examination of diverse repertories (i.e., beyond European art music).
- Demonstrate basic performance skills at the keyboard, sight-singing, and in ensemble. Departmental concentrators apply the technical and interpretive skills necessary for effective solo performance on an instrument or voice.
- Apply skills learned to independent creative projects demonstrating interpretive techniques and individual expression.