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Mission Statement:

The program will prepare students to pursue transfer into music programs at baccalaureate degree granting institutions with majors in the following career areas: Music Education, Music Industry, Music Therapy and Sound Recording. This is consistent with other AS degree programs that focus on preparing students for transfer into four-year institutions.

Program Goals:

  1. Students will be able to understand and articulate the historical development of music within the contexts of history, theory, performance and musical masterworks.
  2. Students will be sufficiently prepared to transfer successfully into baccalaureate programs in music education, music performance, music industry, music therapy and sound engineering.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Within a historical context, students will be able to describe and aurally discern major vocal and instrumental compositions and forms such as the: symphony, concerto, sonata, opera, oratorio, cantata, motet and madrigal.
  2. Students will be able to perform outstanding vocal and instrumental music from the standard classical and modern musical literature through the taking of private lessons and enrollment in one or more of SUNY Broome's ensembles such as: Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble or College Band.
  3. Students will be able to articulate the intrinsic constructs of music as they relate to music theory, music history and musical styles and practices of major composers from the Renaissance through the post modern era.