Northwest College

Assessment at NWC

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate individual and group artistry on an instrument or voice.
  • Apply skills in music reading, sight reading, and the understanding of music theory.
  • Describe, analyze, and evaluate music, musical performances, and musical meanings considering the music’s design elements, historical, and cultural connections.
  • Understand the relationship among music, other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
  • Understand many kinds of music in relation to history and culture.
  • Improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  • Develop understanding and use of music and computer technologies.


Gerald Giraud
Vice President for Academic Affairs