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Department of Music

Utt Music Building, Room 109
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4530
Email: Dr. Scott Lubaroff





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Mission / Vision Statements and Student Outcomes

The Department of Music Mission Statement:

The Department of Music provides students with the foundation, experience, and specialized instruction necessary for success in a variety of music careers, advanced studies, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning.

[Mission revised by music faculty February, 2014].

The Department of Music Vision Statement:

The department of music aspires to be recognized nationally as a music school providing a broad and rich foundation of training and experience, developing flexible musical artists who are ready to engage with the world of music today.

The Department of Music will:

1. Prepare music students to be leaders in their professions by:

  •  establishing high standards through faculty modeling
  •  reinforcing high achievement through guest residencies and performances
  •  recognizing the evolutionary aspect of how music functions in the current culture
  •  equipping students with the ability to practice their craft at the highest level
  •  pursuing an active level of engagement with their communities within the field and the surrounding community
  •  demonstrating creativity in problem solving, pedagogy, and entrepreneurship

2. Serve as an innovator in music curriculum, performance, creativity and scholarship.
3. Refine curricula to reflect the ongoing changes and challenges of the professional music environment.
4. Cultivate a supportive learning environment by actively promoting a climate of respect for personal and cultural differences, and by offering a range of services and activities to support the needs of the student musicians who come to us from around the world, and from a variety of musical backgrounds.

[March 2014].

Music Department Plan [Approved 9-25-2014]

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Master of Arts
Assessment
Assessment at the Graduate level

Bachelor of Arts

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.
  • Understand music's relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.
  • Perform with appropriate tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.
  • Use technology in appropriate music applications.
  • Communicate the intellectual (thinking), emotional, and aesthetic (valuing) qualities of music to a diverse society.  TOP
Bachelor of Music

The graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Perform at the highest possible level in his/her primary performance medium.
  • Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.
  • Teach essential elements of music and music performance.
  • Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.
  • Understand music's relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.
  • Use technology in appropriate music applications.
  • Communicate the intellectual (thinking), emotional, and aesthetic (valuing) qualities of music to a diverse society.  TOP
Bachelor of Music Education

The graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Teach essential elements of music and music performance at elementary and secondary school levels.
  • Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.
  • Perform with appropriate tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.
  • Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.
  • Understand music's relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.
  • Use technology in appropriate music applications.
    Communicate the intellectual (thinking), emotional, and aesthetic (valuing) qualities of music to a diverse society.  TOP
Master of Arts

The graduate with a Master of Arts in Music degree (all emphases) will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand and apply advanced elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.
  • Engage in research (analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data) within his/her area of emphasis.
  • Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.  TOP
Assessment

The Department of Music utilizes a variety of assessment tools in collecting data regarding student outcomes. Data are examined in an effort to provide feedback to the faculty to improve the teaching and learning process. The following are assessment tools used for baccalaureate degree students in music:

  • applied lesson juries
  • sophomore examination
  • classroom examinations
  • piano proficiency examination
  • theory entrance examination
  • Major Field Achievement Test (national standardized test)
  • Senior Satisfaction Survey
  • Graduate Survey
  • Students in the Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree must also
  • take the National Teachers Exam.   TOP
Assessment at the Graduate level
  • written entrance examinations
  • applied entrance examination
  • research papers, thesis, or supporting document
  • applied lesson juries or recital
  • comprehensive examinations
  • graduate survey
  • employee/supervisor survey
  • feedback through informal contacts with alumni   TOP

 


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