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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Music Composition (MM)

Mission
The mission of the Music Performance Department is to provide rigorous professional training in music in order to graduate informed, responsible citizens, with the tools to succeed and communicate effectively as musicians of the 21st Century. MM students in composition graduate with the compositional and scholarship skills that demonstrate clear musical intentions and understanding enabling entry to the professional level or further studies.


Learning Outcomes

Depth of Knowledge
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program demonstrate knowledge relating to the artistic work and biographical background of leading composer of the past fifty years.

Synthesis
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program synthesize an interpretation of these composers’ art by placing the music in context.

Analysis
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program analyze significant compositional work of one selected composer.

Original Compositions
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program create fifty minutes of original music at the entering professional level during their period of study at UNCG.

Professional Production Skills/Standards
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program demonstrate professional production standards with respect to music notation and other relevant forms of presentation.

Organization Skills
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program demonstrate sufficient organizational skills to plan, prepare and execute a recital featuring their original compositions.

Communication and Aesthetic Appeal
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program communicate ideas about the aims, construction and aesthetics of their compositions at the entering professional level in the form of written program notes.

Capstone Composition
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program will create a capstone composition of sufficient duration, scope and aesthetic aims.

Written Contextualization of Capstone Project
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program will contextualize their capstone composition in written form.

Abstract
Graduating students in the MM Music Composition Program create an abstract for their thesis project that sets forth the artistic problem, methodology, results and future implications of the creative research.

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