Division IV Chair: V. McDonald


Department Chair: X. Hong


Faculty: K. Beers, B Benningfield, T. Bratton, M. Calkins, E. DiSavino, D. Drewek, S. Gleaves, J. Hedger, X. Hong,  J. John, C. Norton, M. Rogers, D. Simmons, and E. Stokes




Courses: MUS Courses; MUS Courses


Course Sequencing Table: Music


Entrance to the Major Information: Progression for MUS B.A.; Progression for MUS Education Vocal or Instrumental Emphasis, with P-12 Teaching Certification B.A.


Major/Minor Requirements: Music B.A.Music Education Vocal or Instrumental Emphasis, with P-12 Teaching Certification B.A.Music Minor


The Music Department assumes leadership in the musical arts area for the campus. The Department offers private instruction in several instruments, and a variety of large and small instrumental and vocal ensembles. In addition, the Department offers a clearly defined succession of courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Music Education—Vocal, and Music Education—Instrumental. Both Music Education programs lead to P-12 teacher certification. (See section to follow for requirements and recommendations for Music Education majors.)

Minors in Music, Musical Theatre, and Traditional Music are also offered (requirements to follow the major program sections).

In addition to supporting students' achievement of the Aims of General Education, the Music Department seeks to assist students in meeting the following learning goals and associated learning outcomes:

Music Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Students will develop and display level-appropriate music reading and listening skills. 

Learning Outcome 2: Students will develop and display level-appropriate technical ability and skills. 

Learning Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate comprehension of musical styles from different time periods, genres, representative composers, and/or diverse cultures.

Learning Outcome 4: Students will explain and utilize educational, music educational, and instrumental/vocal methodologies.

Learning Outcome 5: Students will integrate musical knowledge and skills via ensemble contribution.

Learning Outcome 6: Students will develop and integrate an escalating set of music technology skills.