The Biola University Conservatory of Music is a community of artist-teachers and gifted young musicians striving for the highest artistic achievement to the glory of God.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Music, students will be able to:
Apply historical and theoretical understanding to the analysis of musical forms, processes, and structures found in masterpieces from the western art music tradition.
Describe how they intend to integrate their faith in their anticipated future professional activities.
Demonstrate basic musicianship skills in sight-singing, dictation, conducting, voice and piano.
Evaluate basic form, harmony, meter, rhythm, voice-leading and developmental techniques found in excerpts and entire pieces from the Western art music tradition, and will experiment with writing music in the same styles.
Apply their stylistic, theoretical, interpretive and technical skills and understanding to create and perform personal, communicative performances on their primary instrument.
Demonstrate how they will connect mind and heart in order to provide spiritual leadership within the local church.
Demonstrate their ability to use contemporary music theory practices and worship-chart vocabulary by writing 'take-down' transcriptions and professional charts.
Demonstrate preparedness for the worship music field by addressing their personal philosophy of worship, demonstrated musical skills, and ability to effectively communicate with a congregation and church leadership.
A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.
An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.
An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.
The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.
The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.