Music DAP

Welcome to the Music webpage. On this page you'll find the mission of the department, departmental student learning goals, a curricular map and assessment schedule, and progress made from the most recent Program Review Action Plan (2000-2001). If you have questions about the assessment findings or questions about the department, please contact Edward Turley, department chair, at [email protected].

MISSION

Music is the arrangement of sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, through melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre. It makes possible a language which expresses our deepest intuitive and creative nature. Education in the discipline of music includes the study of music theory, music history, literature, performance, and composition.

The Music Department educates music majors in the university setting through concentrations in Liturgical Music, Music Composition, Music Studies, and Performance, as well as, professional programs in Choral and Instrumental Music Education. Music majors should attain an understanding of the historical, theoretical, pedagogical and cultural principles which have contributed to the art music tradition, as well as competence in performance. The department educates all students (music majors/minors and the general student of any major), both individually and collaboratively, through appropriate courses in:

  • Music history, theory, and appreciation
  • Applied instrumental, and vocal instruction
  • Choral and instrumental ensembles

The Music Department seeks to shape “an integrative environment for learning which stresses intellectual challenge, open inquiry, collaborative scholarship and artistic creativity." (CSB/SJU Coordinate Mission Statement).

As a faculty we want to create this environment by:

  1. broadening and deepening the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of music through research and publication, and
  2. enriching the lives of students, faculty and communities - on both the national and international level - with performances of a wide variety of music.

The excellence, authenticity, and originality of these performances will also serve as models for future performances by students and provide a basis for developing informed and critical listening skills.

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

Goal 1: Applied music students will be able to satisfactorily perform a composition at their own individual technical levels.

Goal 2: Student ensembles will satisfactorily perform music at levels appropriate to the

ensembles’ course descriptions.

Goal 3: Students, particularly through the music theory curriculum, will understand and apply the musical elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm as evidenced in an evolving historical context.

Goal 4: Students, particularly through courses in music history and literature (including Music History for majors, and music appreciation courses for minors and non-majors), learn to understand music in various traditions.

Goal 5: Students, particularly in the techniques and pedagogy courses, will understand strategies for conducting, teaching and performing.

Goal 6: Composition students will be able to compose a well-crafted piece of music.

Goal 7: Liturgical music students will be able to plan and perform music for the liturgy.

Common Curriculum Learning Goals:

Goal 1: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical, theoretical or applied aspect of one of the fine arts

Goal 2: Identify and describe a range of contrasting styles within one of the fine arts.

Goal 3: Experience the creative process through performance/artistic production and or through observation of demonstrations, workshops, live performances, etc

Goal 4: Apply analytical skills in exercising artistic discrimination and aesthetic judgment 

Goal 5: Describe how the arts reflect and influence the individual and society

CURRICULAR MAP and ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Curricular map - Music Department Department Learning Goals GOAL 1 GOAL 2 GOAL 3 GOAL 4 GOAL 5 GOAL 6 GOAL 7
MUSC   113, 114, 227 & 337 Instrumental - Non-Major, Secondary, and Major Instrument for Music Majors/Minors AY 2014-2015, 2017-2018
MUSC   113, 114, 227 & 337 Keyboard -  Non-Major, Secondary, and Major Instrument   for Music Majors/Minors AY 2015-2016, 2018-2019
MUSC   113, 114, 227 & 337 Voice -  Non-Major, Secondary, and Major Voice for   Music Majors/Minors Ay 2016-2017, 2019-2020 
MUSC 232,   234, 235, 239 Chamber Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Choir, All- College Choir                        AY 2016-2017, 2019-2020
MUSC 230,   231, 233, 238 Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble AY 2014-2015, 2017-2018
MUSC   111, 112, 121, 122, 211,
212, 221, 222, 340, 345, 346
Comprehensive Musicianship and Musicianship Skills I-IV, Music Designs,
Orchestration, Counterpoint
AY 2015-2016
MUSC   150, 152, 154, 156, 310,
335, 336 
Music Through History, Exploring World Music, Minimalism in Music and Cult.,
Women in Music, Philosophy of  Music, History of Music I-II
AY 2017-2018
MUSC   316, 317, 318, 319, 323,
324, 325, 326, 341, 342, 343
Woodwind, Percussion, Brass, String Methods, Choral Techniques I-II,
Instrumental Conducting I-II and Jazz Methods, Piano Pedagogy, Diction and
Repertoire, Vocal Pedagogy
AY 2018-2019
MUSC 260,   357 Intro. to Composition, Composition Projects AY 2019-2020
MUSC 327 Music for the Liturgy AY 2016-2017 

Common Curriculum Learning Goals Years taught in
5 year window*
Fine Arts Common Curriculum Goals CC GOAL 1 CC GOAL 2 CC GOAL 3 CC GOAL 4 CC GOAL 5
Course # MUSC 100 & 101 yearly   X x X    
Course # MUSC 102 & 103 yearly   X X X X  
Course # MUSC 104 & 105 yearly   X   X X  
Course # MUSC 113 every semester   X X X    
Course # MUSC 113 every semester   X X X X X
Course # MUSC 113 every semester   X X X X X
Course # MUSC 113 every semester   X X X X  
Course # MUSC 113 every semester   X X X    
Course # MUSC 113 every semester     X X X  
Course # MUSC 150 yearly   X X X X X
Course # MUSC 152 yearly, as we are able.   X X     X
Course # MUSC 153 every 3 years   X   X X X
Course # MUSC 154 every other year   X     X X
Course # MUSC 156  yearly, as we are able   X     X X
Course # MUSC 232, 234, 235, & 239 every semester   X X X X X
Course # MUSC 242 every semester   X X X X X
Course # MUSC 231 every semester   X X X X X
Course # MUSC 233  every semester     X X X  
Course # MUSC 237 every fall semester   X X X X  
Course # MUSC 238 yearly   X X X X  
Course # MUSC 240 yearly   X X X X  

Department Learning Goals:

Goal 1: Applied music students will be able to satisfactorily perform a composition at their own individual technical levels.

Goal 2: Student ensembles will satisfactorily perform music at levels appropriate to the

ensembles’ course descriptions.

Goal 3: Students, particularly through the music theory curriculum, will understand and apply the musical elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm as evidenced in an evolving historical context.

Goal 4: Students, particularly through courses in music history and literature (including Music History for majors, and music appreciation courses for minors and non-majors), learn to understand music in various traditions.

Goal 5: Students, particularly in the techniques and pedagogy courses, will understand strategies for conducting, teaching and performing.

Goal 6: Composition students will be able to compose a well-crafted piece of music.

Goal 7: Liturgical music students will be able to plan and perform music for the liturgy.

Common Curriculum Learning Goals:

Goal 1: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical, theoretical or applied aspect of one of the fine arts

Goal 2: Identify and describe a range of contrasting styles within one of the fine arts.

Goal 3: Experience the creative process through performance/artistic production and or through observation of demonstrations, workshops, live performances, etc

Goal 4: Apply analytical skills in exercising artistic discrimination and aesthetic judgment 

Goal 5: Describe how the arts reflect and influence the individual and society

ACTION PLAN FROM (Program Review Year) PROGRAM REVIEW

To review the action items agreed on by the Music Department and the Academic Affairs team from the 2010-2011 Program Review and see progress made towards addressing the action items, click on the link below.

ESSS 2010-2011 Action Plan Items and Progress