Learning Outcomes: Music Composition, MMUS

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Music in Music, Music Composition Concentration


Students in the Master of Music program, with a concentration in Music Composition, will:

  1. Develop their musical craft and creativity at a high professional level, using critical thinking, analysis and technology to inform stylistic choices and artistic expression, and will communicate their creativity to diverse audiences through performance.
  2. Exhibit an ability to summarize, synthesize, and discuss disciplinary content in relation to the theory of music, and to communicate their findings, using appropriate academic conventions, in written and/or oral form. 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate methods for library-based musical research and scholarly writing, and a facility in handling print and technology sources. 
  4. Pursue specialized studies, to developing expertise and an ability to synthesize knowledge in areas of interest that enhance their required curriculum and/or professional goals.
  5. Develop experience and expertise in instruction, pedagogy, and student assessment in their major area of musical study, gaining insights into class teaching and appropriate methods of evaluation.