Baccalaureate Music Degree Student Outcomes
Baccalaureate degrees in music are designed to develop and strengthen musical knowledge and performance skills in preparation for careers in teaching, performance, music industry, and for graduate music study. A student majoring in music is expected to evidence competency in the following areas:
The Department of Music has maintained a highly organized assessment plan since 1996. This assessment plan included a variety of assessment formats, some of which were assessments of student progress through the degree program. The purpose of this revised plan is two-fold:
The four transition points and their respective time frames are as follows:
Students declaring a music major would, under this program, be enrolled with the designation of Music Major, Level 1. Upon completion of each level, the designation would change to reflect advancement: Music Major, Level 2, Music Major, Level 3, and Music Major, Level 4. Completion of the Music Major Level 4 Review indicates program (degree) completion.
The assessment plan is modeled upon that of National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It will serve as a significant assessment component for the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 10-year accreditation review, the North Central ESU accreditation review, and the NCATE accreditation review.
A variety of assessment formats are utilized throughout this program. The following table lists these assessment formats, requirements, approval/non-approval evaluation results, and faculty committee responsible for the evaluative decisions.
|Applied Music Review||Applied Jury with encourage or discourage evaluation||Applied Area|
|BM||BM Performance Jury||Applied Jury with encourage or discourage evaluation||Applied Area|
Candidate receiving a positive (encourage) evaluation:
Candidate receiving a negative (discourage) evaluation:
Transfer Music Majors, following two semesters of study at ESU, can apply for either the Music Major Level 1, Music Major Level 2 or Music Major Level 3 Review, depending upon the candidate's status, and upon recommendation of the applied instructor.
|Minimum grade of C in MU 118 & 119||Grade earned incourses||Advisor|
|Applied Music Review||Semester jury with approved evaluation||Applied Area|
|Two faculty recommendations (applied instructor and musiccourse instructor)||Checklist||Program Review Committee|
|Essay stating degree choice, reasons, and career goals||Checklist||Program Review Committee|
Candidate meeting all requirements:
Candidate not meeting all requirements:
|Minimum grade of C in MU 108, 118, 109, 119,
208, 218, 20,9 219
|Grade earned in courses||Advisor|
|Minimum grade of C in MU 324, 328, 329||Grade earned in courses||Advisor|
|Minimum grade of C in final exam of MU 209||Checklist||Advisor|
|Applied 500 level approval||Applied faculty evaluation||Applied area|
|MU 099 - all semester grades of "S"||Grade earned in courses||Advisor|
|Minimum grade of C in all music course work||Grade earned in courses||Advisor|
|BME||Admission to Teacher Education Phase I||Checklist||Advisor|
|Minimum grade of C in MU 134 final exam||Checklist||Advisor|
BA, BME, & BM candidates must meet all requirements of the Music Major Level 3 Review before moving to Music Major Level 4 status.
|Satisfactory completion of Senior Recital/Senior Project||Senior Recital/Senior Project evaluation||Applied Area/Project Committee|
|Completion of all degree requirements with minimum gradeof C||Grade earned in courses||Advisor|
|Technology Portfolio completed, submitted, & approved||Rubric||Program Review Committee|
|Professional Portfolio completed, submitted, & approved||Rubric||Program Review Committee|
|Completion of Senior Exit Survey||Checklist||Program Review Committee|