The Associate of Arts in Music is a two-year associate program that aims to provide substantive exposure to general music content including performance, theory, aural skills, and history. Students can choose a primary concentration track from the following: piano, voice, violin, and conducting. Students also take part in ensembles which complement and enhance developing skills in their chosen concentration track. Upon completion of this degree, students will be well equipped to work towards a baccalaureate degree in music, or other related/allied degrees. Graduates of this program are also capable of working in the music industry as performers and/or music teachers. Along with institutionally-required Christian instruction, the program also seeks to imbue proper values, right attitudes, and a sense of Christ-centered ministry to its students.
The Associate of Arts in Music program aims to:
Create opportunities for both live and virtually- recorded performances, recitals, master classes and concerts that will sharpen students’ skills and
give rise to linkages to musical and cultural organizations, both local and abroad.
Develop and instil appreciation and awareness of the qualities, functions, and roles ofmusic as one of the performing arts, as well as its relevance to other fields.
Contribute to national development by forming a sense of cultural self-esteem and identityto its graduates through music.
Enable and sustain the transfer of musical knowledge to succeeding generations.
Enable students to be able to find immediate employment in the music industry by learning practical skills without having to finish a full four-year baccalaureate degree.
Discriminate historical differences in music styles and use this knowledge to assess musical performances.
Implement the concepts of musical theory and analyze examples from a musical score.
Interpret a musical score and perform with technical accuracy, expression and artistry either as a solo performer or in collaboration with other musicians/artists.
Demonstrate practical teaching methods for music.
Uphold ethical and moral standards in the profession.
Demonstrate effective communication skill
Specific professions/ careers / occupations for graduates:
The Schola Camerata Music Extension Program is a non-credit, non-collegiate program that seeks to offer musical instruction and development and is open for admission to everyone. Its nature is similar to that of an after-school enrichment program. Instruction is delivered through individual one-on- one or cluster lessons, as the case applies. Areas of specialization are in the following: Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Music Theory, Woodwind and Brass Instruments. Lessons are given in 15 session cycles aligned with WUP’s Academic Calendar. Culminating recitals are held at the end of each cycle, as a means of evaluation both for students and teachers.
Here are the specific goals of the program:
To impart musical knowledge and skills to a wider portion of the populace, especially in the immediate and surrounding areas of Nueva Ecija.
To encourage people across different ages to discover and appreciate the joy of learning and performing music.
To promote Wesleyan University Philippines and its School of Music as centers of Excellence for the performing arts.
To preserve and promote Filipino musical culture and heritage.
To offer high-quality music instruction at a reasonable price, affordable to the residents of Nueva Ecija and its surrounding areas.
To provide a possible avenue of teaching for future graduates of the Charles Wesley School of Music.
To be a preparatory program for future interested enrollees to pursue a degree at the Charles Wesley School of Music.