M544 03: Course Learning Goals and Objectives

Course Learning Goals and Objectives:

The Course learning goals and objectives are as follows:

 Over the course of the semester, we will:

  • Develop specific analytical knowledge of representative works in the literature, both through aural and score analysis
  • Explore piano works in appropriate historical and social context
  • Understand the stylistic approaches of a given composer when writing for the piano
  • Trace the changes in piano compositional style over time
  • Improve skills in speaking effectively about music in professional contexts

 For assessment in this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply prior analysis of specific works in order to recognize and discuss a given work in response to a prompt
  • Use your study of style to recognize the likely composer of unfamiliar works
  • Write effectively about style, analysis and historical context of piano music in essay form

 These learning goals will be achieved and measured by:

  • Daily class preparation through reading and listening
  • Participation in class discussions
  • Written examination