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Music Education

1.

Articulate the value of music in a society and the school classroom and articulate a personal philosophy of music

education that serves as a catalyst in developing musical awareness, musicianship, and performance skills.

2.

Analyze and provide advice, recommendations, and suggestions to further musical growth in an individual or

group, based upon an understanding of learning theory and developmental growth of school-age students.

Applied Music – Instrumental

1.

Perform with a high level of musicianship as demonstrated through a developed technical skill, artistic

interpretation, listening skills, and ability to perform jointly with an accompanist.

Applied Music – Piano

1.

Demonstrate the musical understanding, technical facility, and poise needed to successfully perform a range of

advanced solo literature from the representative classical styles of Baroque to Contemporary eras.

Applied Music – Piano Pedagogy

1.

Demonstrate the ability to develop key elements of a piano teaching studio business plan.

2.

Demonstrate the ability to construct an effective piano instructional curriculum that would incorporate current

good practice in terms of teaching methods and materials.

3.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively teach beginning and intermediate piano students, including theory,

repertoire, and technique.

4.

Articulate a well-developed educational philosophy for piano pedagogy that reflects a clear biblical worldview, a

focus on mentorship/discipleship, and a sense of identity as a musician & teacher.

5.

Demonstrate the musical understanding, technical facility, and poise needed to successfully perform a range of

advanced solo literature from the representative classical styles of Baroque to Contemporary eras.

Applied Music – Voice

1.

Perform with a high level of musicianship as demonstrated through a developed technical skill, artistic

interpretation, good quality of tone, and ability to perform jointly with an accompanist.

Traditional Worship

1.

Demonstrate the ability to give leadership to the total music ministry (children through adult) and to work with

church staff.

Composition

1.

Demonstrate a proficiency in composition, arranging, orchestration, and counterpoint, including the ability write

in classical forms and contrasting styles.

POLITICAL STUDIES

Political Studies Core

1.

Describe the philosophies of the major political philosophers of Western civilization.

2.

Articulate a biblical political philosophy and apply it to contemporary issues.

3.

Trace the major events and individuals in the development of the U.S. Constitution and the history of key cases

in its application to American jurisprudence.

4.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key works and theories that have shaped American politics.

5.

Conduct effective undergraduate-level research using primary and secondary sources and technological resources

relating to political studies.

American Politics

1.

Describe the specific areas of interrelationship between the branches of the national government.

2.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the major processes of the American political system (e.g., legislative,

representation, elective, executive action, political communication).