Vision of the Department of Music and Musicology Undergraduate Program
The Department of Music and Musicology strives, through its rigorous bi-musical program, to provide excellent education in music and musicology through fostering a setting that provides educational experience with a wide range of practical, historical, and theoretical perspectives guided by a diverse international faculty.
Mission of the Department of Music and Musicology Undergraduate Program
The Department of Music and Musicology program is committed to academic excellence, integrity, and discipline through the provision of a setting that promotes creative and critical thinking in parallel with artistic and communication skills as well as freedom of expression in parallel with social responsibility.
Objectives of the Department of Music and musicology Undergraduate Program
- Develop knowledge and skills of aural perception and sight singing including harmony and part writing techniques from a variety of periods.
- Develop skills and an understanding of analysis and composition of music in a variety of styles, periods, and genres in both eastern Arabic and European and western cultures.
- Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Arabic and Western musical history as well as other world music systems.
- Develop knowledge and skills on a major instrument in addition to piano which include performance of a cross-section of the music from the repertory of instruments, the development of appropriate technical skills necessary for artistic self-expression, and the development of the ability of sight-reading.
- Develop performance communication skills and experience the meaning of leadership in both small and large ensembles.
- Prepare students for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities
The Educational Objectives are closely related to Student Outcomes. The program educational objectives describe the expected skills, knowledge, and abilities that a graduate should achieve during the initial years following graduation. Student Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These are related to the skills, knowledge and attitudes/behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.