Vision, Mission & Outcome Statements

Vision, Mission & Outcome Statements

Vision – We embrace what our UNL “A 2020 Vision”[1] white paper calls “an uncompromising commitment to excellence” in the disciplines of music and dance.

Mission – The Glenn Korff School of Music nurtures the creativity, artistry, and scholarship of students and faculty; educates students to achieve excellence as educators, performers, composers, and scholars; and enriches the education of all students through the study and practice of music and dance. The historic and continuing commitment of the Glenn Korff School of Music to teacher education infuses a fundamental commitment to the teaching of comprehensive musicianship into all aspects of the curriculum. The School provides opportunities to understand, participate in, and enjoy music and dance. It has a responsibility for fulfilling this mission, not only for the citizens of Nebraska, but also for its constituency regionally, nationally, and internationally. In fulfillment of its mission, the School:

  • Offers programs of study in music at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels;
  • Offers programs of study in dance at the bachelor’s level;
  • Provides professional preparation for educators, performers, composers, and scholars;
  • Stimulates research and creative work that fosters discovery, pushes frontiers, and advances society;
  • Serves the state and region as an important educational, artistic, and cultural resource;
  • Develops supportive and knowledgeable audiences and patrons for music and dance;
  • Sustains a strong commitment to liberal education through its course offerings and performance opportunities;
  • Maintains a strong commitment to life-long learning, and;
  • Provides leadership that fosters the development of music and the arts in the state, region, and nation.


[1] “A 2020 Vision: The Future of Research and Graduate Education at UNL” (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 2000), p. 4; accessed at 2020 Report PDF on June 16, 2014.

Outcome Statement

OUTCOMES – When students graduate from the Glenn Korff School of Music with their respective bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, they will be able to:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE OUTCOMES:

  • Perform in solo and ensemble settings (large and small) with sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the solo repertoire of their instrument and the interpretative skills needed to execute a full range of styles within that repertoire.
  • Read solo and ensemble literature at sight with fluency.
  • Utilize the piano to support musical instruction.
  • Demonstrate fluency in the written fundamentals of music theory.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of common-practice harmony, musical form and compositional process.
  • Demonstrate aural comprehension of common-practice music.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the styles, genres, composers, forms and processes of the standard periods of art music in the Western European tradition, including works by composers of both genders and various ethnicities who have contributed to this tradition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary art music, both tonal and atonal.
  • synthesize historical and style-analytical information to create an oral or written presentation on a musical work for their instrument*.
  • Develop curricula and plan for instruction in P-12 settings**.
  • Facilitate the development and growth of students’ vocal and instrumental skills through appropriate instructional/rehearsal techniques and methodologies**.
  • use assessment appropriately in various educational settings**.

*Applies only to BM

**Applies only to BME

MM DEGREE OUTCOMES:

  • (Opt. I) Present and defend the results of scholarly research or compositional activity.
  • (Opt. I) Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the literature and other source materials in their area of expertise.
  • (Opt. I) Synthesize historical and style-analytical information to support scholarly research or compositional activity.
  • (Opt. II) Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological, and technological constructs necessary for the development of comprehensive music curriculum and instruction in pre-12 schools.
  • (Opt.II) Demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of conducting, rehearsal, and instructional techniques appropriate to specific music instructional settings and to the age of the student.
  • (Opt. II) Demonstrate the ability to select, analyze, prepare and teach appropriate literature.
  • (Opt. II) Demonstrate the ability to understand, appreciate and analyze a wide variety of music literature, with emphasis on music in 20th century American society, as well music from diverse cultures.
  • (Opt. III) Perform with a high level of technical and interpretive skills requisite for artistic expression within a full range of musical styles.
  • (Opt. III) Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the repertoire and history of their instrument or ensemble.
  • (Opt. III) Synthesize historical and style-analytical information to create oral and written presentations on musical works for their instrument or ensemble.

DMA DEGREE OUTCOMES:

  • Perform or conduct and rehearse with a professional level of technical and interpretive skills requisite for artistic expression within a full range of musical styles.
    OR
  • Compose with a professional technique requisite for artistic expression within contemporary styles/idioms.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the literature and other source materials in their area of expertise.
  • Give oral and written presentations on musical works which synthesize historical and style-analytical information for their instrument, ensemble, or compositional medium.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the history of their instrument,ensemble or compositional medium.
  • Present and defend the results of scholarly research or compositional activity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate literature for teaching.
  • Articulate appropriate teaching strategies for building a technical foundation and the understanding of musical styles.