Meeting the Aims of a BYU Education
We support the aims of a BYU education, to strengthen students' lives spiritually, enlarge their intellectual experience, build their character, and prepare for lifelong learning and service.
As reviewed and approved by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), all music students, through the core requirements of all music degrees, show proficiency in music theory, music history, performance, ensemble playing, conducting, sight singing and music dictation.
Performance Preparation and Repertoire
Prepare performances at the highest possible level, including knowledge of applicable solo and ensemble literature, and perform from a cross-section of that repertory.
Understand and demonstrate the fundamentals of music pedagogy as they apply to private and group instruction.
Show mastery of the basic cultural and historical background of civilization, and the important musical styles that have emerged therefrom.
Demonstrate command of music's organizing principles from the common practice period to the present.
Music and Technology Use
Understand how specific technologies serve the student's chosen field of music.