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ARCHIVED 2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Professor Gilbert
Professor Runestad

Assistant Professor Gilbert
Assistant Professor Whipple
Lecturer Ohlman

The Doane University music department’s mission is to provide exceptional musical experiences deeply rooted in artistry, skill, knowledge, methodology, and current practices for both students and the broader community, all within the context of a liberal arts education.

The study of music touches on many aspects of the university’s mission. It is an outstanding way to stimulate inquiry and develop perspective on the world. Those who study music at Doane gain valuable training and experience for participating in community ensembles and performing groups after graduation, thereby enriching their lives out of the workplace. Like courses in art and theatre, music is an excellent area to enhance the talents possessed by students. Finally, the band and choir programs are excellent examples of Doane’s mission to provide models of harmonious community living. These programs develop student leadership and social interaction skills.

Student Learning Objectives

As a result of completing the Music program, students will: 

  1. Be able to demonstrate basic skills of music reading and comprehension.
  2. Exhibit proper performance technique in an applied area (instrumental, voice).
  3. Substantiate knowledge of music in a historical and cultural context.
  4. Demonstrate proper modeling of musical concepts.
  5. Present proper methodology for teaching musical concepts.
  6. Document proper analysis of music.
  7. Be able to apply musical concepts in a variety of styles and genres of music.
  8. Be able to properly evaluate music experiences and performance.



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