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Musician

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
American Music Apprenticeship Program
Industries
O*Net Code
27-2042.00
Rapids Code
2080CB
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Jul 29, 2021
Updated
Jul 29, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

19 skill sets | 145 total skills
Notating and Arranging Music
Demonstrate the ability to notate music
Use technology to notate music
Notate music by hand (music calligraphy)
Create lead sheets, chord charts, and arrangements of both original music and music in the popular repertoire
Harmony and Composition
Demonstrate the ability to harmonize a melody in each style
Demonstrate the ability to compose a melody to a given harmonic structure within a specific style
Compose original music with melody and harmony
Demonstrate the ability to identify the elements of music within both written and aural examples
Demonstrate the ability to identify musical texture and instrumentation within both written and aural examples
Demonstrate the ability to construct a bass line (within a given harmonic framework)
Write and analyze functional harmony
Transcribe and notate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements in a variety of styles
Demonstrate the ability to employ modal harmony in contemporary styles
Demonstrate the ability to analyze modal harmony in contemporary styles
Transpose music in a variety of settings
Demonstrate the ability to create and develop a melody within a music composition
Play functional keyboard to demonstrate theoretical music concepts
Ear-Training
Sight-sing written melodies
Demonstrate knowledge of key signatures, time signatures and clefs
Demonstrate the ability to conduct in duple, triple, simple, and compound meters
Identify, read, write, and perform a variety of rhythm patterns
Identify, read, write, and perform a variety of melodic patterns using solfege
Identify, read, write, and perform a variety of harmonic progressions using solfege
Demonstrate the ability to translate aural examples of music into solfege
Demonstrate the ability to notate music from aural examples
Demonstrate the ability to manipulate solfege using a moveable do system
Ensembles
Experience performing a variety of musical styles in a variety of settings
Experience performing music in and outside of the classroom setting
Demonstrate stylistic interpretation of a melody in at least one idiom
Demonstrate the ability to verbally articulate chords and voicings
Demonstrate the ability to perform simple and complex rhythms in time
Articulate the roles and functions of individual instruments within an ensemble
Demonstrate the ability to perform music from music notation
Demonstrate the ability to notate music for an ensemble
Demonstrate the ability to perform music without music notation (by ear)
Demonstrate knowledge of a standard repertoire of music in at least one idiom from memory
Experience playing or singing a variety of contemporary popular music repertoire in class and/or performance settings
Experience a variety of musical styles in a live performance setting
Demonstrate the ability to critically listen to and describe a variety of music
Demonstrate the ability to lead an ensemble
Demonstrate the ability to independently practice music in an unfamiliar style
Demonstrate the ability to verbally communicate with an audience
Listen to recordings of musical examples representing a variety of historical exemplars (compositions and artists)
Demonstrate the ability to research music information in a variety of print and non-print sources
Explore the historical and cultural context of specific musical styles
Experience different ways music is communicated (e.g., written, oral, by ear)
Demonstrate the musical and interpersonal skills required in an audition and/or in preparation for a performance
Experience performing in a variety of ensembles
Demonstrate self-awareness while performing music
Demonstrate knowledge of various applications of technology in performance (e.g sound reinforcement, electronic instruments, computer applications, recording)
Music Conducting
Demonstrate the ability to use beat-patterns (both simple and compound) as a way to physically organize musical events in time
Demonstrate the ability to read an orchestral score
Apply decision making skills and communicate interpretation (verbally and/or non-verbally) to musicians
Demonstrate fundamental (non-verbal) conducting gestures (e.g., clear beat, use of two hands, anticipatory cues)
Experience leading musicians to create a musical performance
Experience directing an ensemble with a soloist
Conduct music with meter changes while maintaining clear communication and gestures
Music History and Culture
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of music such as American/Roots Music, Music of the African Cultural Diaspora, Western European Music, Non-Western-European music, and Asian and African Music
Recognize music from major historical periods
Explore stylistic trends and performance practices related to time, place, and people
Identify music exemplars related to time, place, and people
Explore historical, social, and cultural contexts for music creation and performance
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Instrumental Technique)
Develop technique on a primary instrument/voice
Demonstrate knowledge of linear and harmonic vocabulary of music based on the following scales: Diatonic Major, Pentatonic, Natural Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Harmonic Major, Whole Tone, Diminished, Chromatic, Modal Scales, and Other Scales (when addressed in the music)
Develop the ability to sight-read music
Develop the ability to perform (alone and with others) at a consistent tempo
Demonstrate the ability to perform (alone and with others) expressively in time (e.g. Within groove, use of rubato)
Develop aural skills related to the instrument/voice (e.g., tuning, call and response, hearing changes)
Develop instrumental and/or vocal technique and habits of playing (e.g., posture, breathing, hand position, embouchure)
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Tone Production)
Demonstrate the ability to play an instrument and/or sing in tune
Perform music with expression (e.g., nuance, vibrato, dynamics)
Demonstrate the ability to use expressive tone color both acoustically and with amplification Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Improvisation)
Improvise music in various song forms and styles
Demonstrate phrase structure within the context of musical improvisation
Employ harmonic vocabulary while improvising as a soloist and/or accompanist
Demonstrate a knowledge of chord scales in improvisation
Employ rhythmic vocabulary and development while improvising as a soloist and/or accompanist
Employ motif creation and development while improvising as a soloist and/or accompanist
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Repertoire)
Perform in a variety of musical styles and genres
Perform solo literature and etudes
Explore the role of the instrument/voice through literature
Demonstrate the ability to transpose music while performing
Explore a variety of techniques to memorize music
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Know How to Practice)
Develop the ability to listen critically to evaluate self while practicing music
Develop a vocabulary of music with an instrument/voice
Explore a variety of master artists through imitation
Develop personal musical style and expression
Develop habits of healthy practice (e.g., duration, hydration, repetition)
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Performance Technology Skills)
Use technology to record practice sessions, lessons, and performances
Develop practice habits using technology (e.g., use play-a-long tracks, click tracks, metronomes, grooves)
Maintain portfolio of recordings to evaluate personal performance progress
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Historical Survey of Musical Styles)
Explore the music of historical masters related to primary instrument or voice
Transcribe and/or analyze music composed and performed in a variety of musical styles
Practical Skills (Real World Skills/Business Skills)
Create professional resume and/or e-folio
Demonstrate non-music professional skills required to function in the entertainment industry (e.g., accounting, record keeping, contract negotiation, taxes)
Demonstrate knowledge of entertainment industry vocabulary, concepts, and trends (e.g., copyright, licensing, concert/touring, economics, marketing)
Explore a variety of vehicles for self-promotion
Demonstrate writing and quantitative skills
Explore entrepreneurial and/or management skills and concepts
Develop organizational skills related to time management, facilitation, and administration
Music Technology/Technology
Demonstrate knowledge of the functional elements of computer components (e.g., hard drive, CD drive, ports/connections) and basic maintenance issues (e.g., software installation, troubleshooting).
Use technology to create and maintain archives of electronic files
Develop general technological literacy (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet,
database, presentation) to produce professional documents
Develop an ability to navigate the Berklee network infrastructure (i.e., Campus Cruiser)
Demonstrate the ability to use tools within the Berklee network infrastructure (e.g., email, online registration, course companions)
Demonstrate the ability to research information in a variety of print and non-print sources
Employ online technology as a vehicle for personal and professional communication (e.g., chat. webpages, email, virtual communities)
Develop technological literacy in music (e.g., software applications, processes, technical ear-training)
Use technology to notate music
Demonstrate knowledge of computer applications that enhance music practice habits
Demonstrate knowledge of various applications of technology in performance (e.g., sound reinforcement, computer applications, recording)
Use technology as a means for the distribution of music
Create professional resume and/or e-folio
Use technology to create and/or perform music
Experience recording music in live and/or studio settings
Global Citizen: Communication and Thinking Skills
Demonstrate communication skills (orally and in writing) in English
Apply scientific and quantitative reasoning abilities in a variety of settings
Demonstrate the ability to think logically, critically, and creatively
Demonstrate knowledge of electronic communication etiquette
Global Citizen: The Individual and Society
Demonstrate the ability to relate music to culture
Identify connections between music and the social, political, and historical context in which it is created and received
Demonstrate the ability to articulate aesthetic and ethical concepts
Explore multiple ways of perceiving the world
Explore the role of identity construction and power in culture
Explore a variety of media and technology
Explore creative and artistic forms of expression in diverse contexts
Cultural Diversity
Explore a broad musical perspective that encompasses a variety of musical styles and sources
Demonstrate knowledge of the historical experiences, cultural patterns, and social advantages and disadvantages of under-represented groups within society
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of individuals from under-represented groups and their works
Relate cultural and political issues to a field of study
Articulate an historical perspective for a field of study
Explore the diversity of contributions/underpinnings of a field of study
Explore a variety of diverse viewpoints and perspectives related to a field of study
Recognize stereotyping, inaccurate assumptions and biases in yourself and others
Communicate across lines of difference
Demonstrate the ability to communicate cross-culturally and inter-culturally
Demonstrate an ability to bridge differences, resolve conflicts, and collaborate with others
Demonstrate the ability to think critically about issues of diversity
Travel, Contracts and Marketing
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to obtain foreign travel documents and passports.
Demonstrates knowledge of customs and protocols for foreign travel
Demonstrate knowledge of professional industry associations
Demonstrates knowledge of entertainment law and contracts
Demonstrates the ability to produce marketing and social media materials common to the industry
Sound Engineering/Recording Studio
Demonstrates knowledge and abilities of sound and recording engineering in a studio or live setting

Technical Instruction

Notating and Arranging Music - 32 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to notate music
Use technology to notate music
Notate music by hand (music calligraphy)
Create lead sheets, chord charts, and arrangements of both original music and music in the popular repertoire
Harmony and Composition - 32 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to harmonize a melody in each style
Demonstrate the ability to compose a melody to a given harmonic structure within a specific style
Compose original music with melody and harmony
Demonstrate the ability to identify the elements of music within both written and aural examples
Demonstrate the ability to identify musical texture and instrumentation within both written and aural examples
Demonstrate the ability to construct a bass line (within a given harmonic framework)
Write and analyze functional harmony
Transcribe and notate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements in a variety of styles
Demonstrate the ability to employ modal harmony in contemporary styles
Demonstrate the ability to analyze modal harmony in contemporary styles
Transpose music in a variety of settings
Demonstrate the ability to create and develop a melody within a music composition
Play functional keyboard to demonstrate theoretical music concepts
Ear-Training - 32 req. hrs
Sight-sing written melodies
Demonstrate knowledge of key signatures, time signatures and clefs
Demonstrate the ability to conduct in duple, triple, simple, and compound meters
Identify, read, write, and perform a variety of rhythm patterns
Identify, read, write, and perform a variety of melodic patterns using solfege
Identify, read, write, and perform a variety of harmonic progressions using solfege
Demonstrate the ability to translate aural examples of music into solfege
Demonstrate the ability to notate music from aural examples
Demonstrate the ability to manipulate solfege using a moveable do system
Ensembles - 48 req. hrs
Experience performing a variety of musical styles in a variety of settings
Experience performing music in and outside of the classroom setting
Demonstrate stylistic interpretation of a melody in at least one idiom
Demonstrate the ability to verbally articulate chords and voicings
Demonstrate the ability to perform simple and complex rhythms in time
Articulate the roles and functions of individual instruments within an ensemble
Demonstrate the ability to perform music from music notation
Demonstrate the ability to notate music for an ensemble
Demonstrate the ability to perform music without music notation (by ear)
Demonstrate knowledge of a standard repertoire of music in at least one idiom from memory
Experience playing or singing a variety of contemporary popular music repertoire in class and/or performance settings
Experience a variety of musical styles in a live performance setting
Demonstrate the ability to critically listen to and describe a variety of music
Demonstrate the ability to lead an ensemble
Demonstrate the ability to independently practice music in an unfamiliar style
Demonstrate the ability to verbally communicate with an audience
Listen to recordings of musical examples representing a variety of historical exemplars (compositions and artists)
Demonstrate the ability to research music information in a variety of print and non-print sources
Explore the historical and cultural context of specific musical styles
Experience different ways music is communicated (e.g., written, oral, by ear)
Demonstrate the musical and interpersonal skills required in an audition and/or in preparation for a performance
Experience performing in a variety of ensembles
Demonstrate self-awareness while performing music
Demonstrate knowledge of various applications of technology in performance (e.g. sound reinforcement, electronic instruments, computer applications, recording)
Music Conducting - 48 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to use beat-patterns (both simple and compound) as a way to physically organize musical events in time
Demonstrate the ability to read an orchestral score
Apply decision making skills and communicate interpretation (verbally and/or non-verbally) to musicians
Demonstrate fundamental (non-verbal) conducting gestures (e.g., clear beat, use of two hands, anticipatory cues)
Experience leading musicians to create a musical performance
Experience directing an ensemble with a soloist
Conduct music with meter changes while maintaining clear communication and gestures
Music History and Culture - 48 req. hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of music such as American/Roots Music, Music of the African Cultural Diaspora, Western European Music, Non-Western-European music, and Asian and African Music
Recognize music from major historical periods
Explore stylistic trends and performance practices related to time, place, and people
Identify music exemplars related to time, place, and people
Explore historical, social, and cultural contexts for music creation and performance
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Instrumental Technique) - 48 req. hrs
Develop technique on a primary instrument/voice
Demonstrate knowledge of linear and harmonic vocabulary of music based on the following scales: Diatonic Major, Pentatonic, Natural Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Harmonic Major, Whole Tone, Diminished, Chromatic, Modal Scales, and Other Scales (when addressed in the music)
Develop the ability to sight-read music
Develop the ability to perform (alone and with others) at a consistent tempo
Demonstrate the ability to perform (alone and with others) expressively in time (e.g. Within groove, use of rubato)
Develop aural skills related to the instrument/voice (e.g., tuning, call and response, hearing changes)
Develop instrumental and/or vocal technique and habits of playing (e.g., posture, breathing, hand position, embouchure)
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Tone Production) - 24 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to play an instrument and/or sing in tune
Perform music with expression (e.g., nuance, vibrato, dynamics)
Demonstrate the ability to use expressive tone color both acoustically and with amplification Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Improvisation)
Improvise music in various song forms and styles
Demonstrate phrase structure within the context of musical improvisation
Employ harmonic vocabulary while improvising as a soloist and/or accompanist
Demonstrate a knowledge of chord scales in improvisation
Employ rhythmic vocabulary and development while improvising as a soloist and/or accompanist
Employ motif creation and development while improvising as a soloist and/or accompanist
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Repertoire) - 24 req. hrs
Perform in a variety of musical styles and genres
Perform solo literature and etudes
Explore the role of the instrument/voice through literature
Demonstrate the ability to transpose music while performing
Explore a variety of techniques to memorize music
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Know How to Practice) - 24 req. hrs
Develop the ability to listen critically to evaluate self while practicing music
Develop a vocabulary of music with an instrument/voice
Explore a variety of master artists through imitation
Develop personal musical style and expression
Develop habits of healthy practice (e.g., duration, hydration, repetition)
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Performance Technology Skills) - 24 req. hrs
Use technology to record practice sessions, lessons, and performances
Develop practice habits using technology (e.g., use play-a-long tracks, click tracks, metronomes, grooves)
Maintain portfolio of recordings to evaluate personal performance progress
Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons and Labs (Historical Survey of Musical Styles) - 24 req. hrs
Explore the music of historical masters related to primary instrument or voice
Transcribe and/or analyze music composed and performed in a variety of musical styles
Practical Skills (Real World Skills/Business Skills) - 24 req. hrs
Create professional resume and/or e-folio
Demonstrate non-music professional skills required to function in the entertainment industry (e.g., accounting, record keeping, contract negotiation, taxes)
Demonstrate knowledge of entertainment industry vocabulary, concepts, and trends (e.g., copyright, licensing, concert/touring, economics, marketing)
Explore a variety of vehicles for self-promotion
Demonstrate writing and quantitative skills
Explore entrepreneurial and/or management skills and concepts
Develop organizational skills related to time management, facilitation, and administration
Music Technology/Technology - 24 req. hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of the functional elements of computer components (e.g., hard drive, CD drive, ports/connections) and basic maintenance issues (e.g., software installation, troubleshooting).
Use technology to create and maintain archives of electronic files
Develop general technological literacy (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet,
database, presentation) to produce professional documents
Develop an ability to navigate the Berklee network infrastructure (i.e., Campus Cruiser)
Demonstrate the ability to use tools within the Berklee network infrastructure (e.g., email, online registration, course companions)
Demonstrate the ability to research information in a variety of print and non-print sources
Employ online technology as a vehicle for personal and professional communication (e.g., chat. webpages, email, virtual communities)
Develop technological literacy in music (e.g., software applications, processes, technical ear-training)
Use technology to notate music
Demonstrate knowledge of computer applications that enhance music practice habits
Demonstrate knowledge of various applications of technology in performance (e.g., sound reinforcement, computer applications, recording)
Use technology as a means for the distribution of music
Create professional resume and/or e-folio
Use technology to create and/or perform music
Experience recording music in live and/or studio settings
Global Citizen: Communication and Thinking Skills - 24 req. hrs
Demonstrate communication skills (orally and in writing) in English
Apply scientific and quantitative reasoning abilities in a variety of settings
Demonstrate the ability to think logically, critically, and creatively
Demonstrate knowledge of electronic communication etiquette
Global Citizen: The Individual and Society - 24 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to relate music to culture
Identify connections between music and the social, political, and historical context in which it is created and received
Demonstrate the ability to articulate aesthetic and ethical concepts
Explore multiple ways of perceiving the world
Explore the role of identity construction and power in culture
Explore a variety of media and technology
Explore creative and artistic forms of expression in diverse contexts
Cultural Diversity - 24 req. hrs
Explore a broad musical perspective that encompasses a variety of musical styles and sources
Demonstrate knowledge of the historical experiences, cultural patterns, and social advantages and disadvantages of under-represented groups within society
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of individuals from under-represented groups and their works
Relate cultural and political issues to a field of study
Articulate an historical perspective for a field of study
Explore the diversity of contributions/underpinnings of a field of study
Explore a variety of diverse viewpoints and perspectives related to a field of study
Recognize stereotyping, inaccurate assumptions and biases in yourself and others
Communicate across lines of difference
Demonstrate the ability to communicate cross-culturally and inter-culturally
Demonstrate an ability to bridge differences, resolve conflicts, and collaborate with others
Demonstrate the ability to think critically about issues of diversity
Travel, Contracts and Marketing - 24 req. hrs
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to obtain foreign travel documents and passports.
Demonstrates knowledge of customs and protocols for foreign travel
Demonstrate knowledge of professional industry associations
Demonstrates knowledge of entertainment law and contracts
Demonstrates the ability to produce marketing and social media materials common to the industry
Sound Engineering/Recording Studio - 24 req. hrs
Demonstrates knowledge and abilities of sound and recording engineering in a studio or live setting

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