B.M. in Performance

The B. Mus. Degree puts primary emphasis on the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the life of the performing musician. While our department offers many performing opportunities for all our students, the B. Mus. Curriculum requires intensive energy, preparation and dedication to the applied music performance area and supporting coursework. Many B. Mus. graduates continue their development through graduate study.

Student Learning Outcomes University Learning Goals (KMERI*)
1. All students in the music program should gain a broad knowledge and appreciation of important music within historical, cultural, and global contexts Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Inquisitive, Responsible
2. All music students will achieve proficiency in aural, reading, and keyboard skills. Technical: The Candidate will demonstrate proficiency in aural skills. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
3. All music students will achieve proficiency in aural, reading, and keyboard skills.” Technical: The Candidate will develop and demonstrate keyboard proficiency. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
4. The Candidate will demonstrate knowledge of music theory, as well as proficiency in musical analysis and creation. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
5. The Candidate will demonstrate mastery of his/her instrument or voice and articulate the processes used to develop oneself as a performing artist. Knowledgeable, Engaged
6. The candidate can perform a wide variety of repertoire from his/her major performance area, representing a cross-section of styles and historical periods. Multi-literate, Engaged
7. The candidate has knowledge and expertise with digital media as related to the music profession. Knowledgeable, Responsible

*NOTE: KMERI refers to Otterbein's learning goals. It stands for KnowledgeableMulti-literateEngagedResponsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.