Music Department Mission Statement:

The mission of the Music Dept. is to prepare students in acquiring the performance and educational skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and to become professional level musicians and teachers through West Virginia Wesleyan's liberal arts environment.

Goal of Music Curriculum:

To develop students' skills and competencies required for music and music-related careers or graduate studies.

Objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the standard concepts of music theory including part-writing, counterpoint, ear training, sight reading, and theoretical analysis of music from a variety of eras and styles.

  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical context of Western musical tradition from medieval times to the present.

  3. Students will demonstrate a level of performance skills that includes standard literature and studies requisite for graduate study.

  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of current teaching methods and learning theories, as well as the ability to plan and deliver instruction successfully to diverse groups of students in a variety of musical contexts, using currently available materials and technologies.