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EIU Department of Music

Portfolio Assessment

All students are required to submit a portfolio the semester prior to graduation or student teaching. The portfolio is submitted electronically in the form of a website, and is due towards the end of the final semester in residence on the EIU campus.

The portfolio should consist of the student’s best work, and artifacts in each category should clearly demonstrate attainment of the learning objective. Students are encouraged to be creative and focus the portfolio on individual career goals. The portfolio should not only serve as evidence of meeting departmental learning goals, but should be considered a professional resource for students to use in career advancement. Portfolios are assessed using the Portfolio Evaluation Rubric.

 

Step One:  Print the appropriate Table of Contents for your degree program and use this document to organize your portfolio website.  Include all items listed on the correct Table of Contents.

  • B.Mus, Teacher Licensure (updated Fall 2022)
  • B.Mus, Performance
  • B.A. in Music
  • B.A. in Music, Music Theory and Composition Concentration
  • B.A. in Music, Audio Recording Technology Concentration

Step Two:  Collect and Organize Assessment Artifacts for all Required Student Learning Outcomes. 

  • When given a choice,  select the artifact representing the highest level of achievement. The portfolio should not only serve as evidence of meeting departmental learning goals, but can be considered a professional resource for students to use in career advancement.

Step Three:  Create your Website

  • In order to organize your assessment examples, create a separate web page for each large section.  Link these pages to your main page. For your examples of student work, it must be clear to the reader how each example relates to a Student Learning Objective.

Electronic Student Portfolio Guidelines:

  • Create a tab on your website labeled, “Portfolio” for your electronic portfolio
  • On your portfolio page, copy the ENTIRE table of contents (listed below) for your major:
    • Mus, Teacher Licensure
  • Your portfolio page with the table of contents entered should look like: https://eiumusicstudentportfolio.weebly.com/
  • Collect and create all required artifacts/documents
  • Scan and/or save all documents as PDFs and upload any videos to YouTube as an unlisted link. Do not use MuseScore files, Word files, or other types of files.
  • Create links to each artifact in the corresponding location on the Table of Contents. Make sure they open in a separate tab. (Check the box: open in new window in Weebly.)
  • Double check to make sure all links are active, all required artifacts are present and do not require downloading
  • Email the link to your portfolio to Dr. Brown and Dr. Gregorich

Core Student Learning Outcomes for all Majors/Portfolios (updated fall 2022):

  • SLO #1 – Written Music Theory: read music at an advanced level, analyze scores from various stylistic periods, and harmonize melodies and bass lines. as relevant to their degree program.
    • MUS 1502: Unit II exam OR
    • MUS 2502: Unit II exam, if applicable

  • SLO #2 – Aural Skills: Accurately sight-sing and take aural dictation as appropriate to their degree program.
    • MUS 1502: Musical score and recording of sight-singing assignment/unit II exam OR
    • MUS 2502: Musical score and recording of sight-singing assignment/unit II exam, if applicable

  • SLO #3 – Music History: Through score analysis and listening, effectively describe musical elements and expressive devices using advanced technical vocabulary. Identify historical periods, genres, and interdisciplinary connections within a historical context.
    • MUS 3553G: exam OR
    • MUS 3585: exam, if applicable

  • SLO #4 – Applied Instruction: Perform effectively and musically on their primary performance area demonstrating an understanding of relevant repertoire, as appropriate to their degree program.
    • Repertoire record from final semester of applied study
    • Required degree recital programs, if applicable

  • SLO #5 – Piano: Prepare works, as relevant to their degree program
    • MUS 2204: a link to a two-minute (max) solo piano recording OR
    • MUS 2206: a link to two-minute (max) accompaniment recording, if applicable

  • SLO #6 – Technology: perform basic digital audio recording and editing; synthesis sampling and sequencing.
    • MUS 1070: distribution of audio file artifact

  • SLO #7 – Ensemble: Develop skills of collaborative musicianship through participation in ensemble contexts.
    • Concert programs documenting ensemble participation across a minimum of 4 semesters

 

Additional Objectives for all Teacher Licensure Portfolios (updated fall 2022):

  • SLO #1 – Functional Performance: Demonstrate vocal proficiency and the ability to play a variety of instruments.
    • MUS 1308/1309/1310/1311 playing test rubrics, one from each course (total of 4) OR
    • MUS 2442 playing test rubrics, one from each instrument family

- AND -

    • MUS 1502: Musical score and recording of sight-singing assignment/unit II exam OR
    • MUS 2502: Musical score and recording of sight-singing assignment/unit II exam, if applicable
  • SLO #2 – Conducting: Demonstrate conducting skills in a variety of classroom and ensemble settings that lead to musically expressive and technically accurate performances with ensembles found in K-12 settings.
    • MUS 3155/3156: link to final exam conducting video

  • SLO #3 – Analysis/History: Apply knowledge from music theory, history studies to curriculum development, lesson planning, and daily classroom and performance activities.
    • MUS 3400/3440: Comprehensive musicianship project

  • SLO #4 – Disposition for teaching: Model and display an appropriate disposition for K-12 teaching.
    • No artifact required – cooperating teacher assessment supplied at later date

  • SLO #5 – Arranging: Transcribe, arrange, modify, and adapt music from original sources to suit ensembles in K-12 music settings.
    • MUS 4840: project of your choice OR
    • MUS 4750: project of your choice

  • SLO #6 – Policies/Standards: Critique methods, policies and advocacy in the arts for their influence on the musical growth of K-12 students.
    • MUS 3400/3440: school board advocacy assignment

  • SLO #7 – Teaching: Plan and deliver effective and appropriate music instruction, and assess student learning and growth in a K-12 environment.
    • MUS 3400 or 3440: capstone assignment (plan)

- AND -

    • Practicum: a link to instruction video & assessment document
  • SLO #8 – Culturally responsive: Demonstrate knowledge and application of culturally responsive pedagogy
    • Culturally responsive lesson plan from either MUS 1312, 2444, or 3400

 

 

 

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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3010
music@eiu.edu


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