Department Chair: Associate Professor Sherrill Blodget
The Music Department offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. These programs blend the performance, pedagogical, and theoretical components of music to allow the student to grow musically, pursue individual interests and prepare for varied career opportunities. The Music Department Handbook gives details on all aspects of the Department and its programs.
The Objectives of the Music Department are to prepare students to be able to:
- Demonstrate technical proficiency and artistry on their primary instrument or voice;
- Effectively teach music in a variety of areas such as applied instruction, classroom education and ensemble direction;
- Understand music in depth through the study of music literature, history, theory and research;
- Enrich their community through music performance, education and/or scholarly activity.
Student learning outcomes align with the three core requirements, all graduates must attain competency in these three areas as outlined by the music faculty:
Historical and cultural contextualization
Music Education students' learning outcomes additionally include teaching pedagogies as outlined by the music department and the Vermont Department of Education.
For more information please visit your website at www.castleton.edu/music