Tommie Music Badges

What Are Tommie Badges?

Tommie Badges are visual representations of skills, competencies, accomplishments or interests. Also known as micro credentials, digital badges, or digital credentials, Tommie Badges are a digital record of achievement that enable you to develop, track and communicate your skillset to colleagues and employers online. You can display the badges you have earned through your profile on LinkedIn, Facebook, Credly: Digital Credentials and Portfolium.

The Symposium Chamber Winds Symposium Attendee badge is included in your registration fee. Attendees will receive their badge upon completing a participant survey. Earning additional badges is optional, but you can start the credentialing process by attending workshops, masterclasses and concerts at the symposium. A special introductory rate of $150/badge is available to symposium participants. Fees for concert admission, lesson instruction and other optional learning scenarios obtained outside of the symposium are not included. Each badge will take several hours to complete depending on designated learning scenarios. 

You'll have the opportunity to sign-up for Tommie Badges when you register for the symposium.

Current Badges

Music Industry Badge: Entrepreneurship Track

The Music Industry Badge recognizes the studious exploration of selected facets of the music industry.

Purpose

  • To understand entrepreneurship in music as a system of skills, aptitudes, and processes
  • To recognize models of music entrepreneurship in several distinct contexts or settings

Tasks

  • Participate in three designated learning scenarios*
  • Complete tasks and summative projects assigned within each learning scenario

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the tasks will be evident by an individual’s ability to:

  • Evaluate and Describe the components of a thriving local music business using language that reflects an understanding of accurate, appropriate terminology in entrepreneurship
  • Design a marketing or action plan for promoting their music or musical ensemble
  • Compose an engaging reflective essay of the knowledge and skills gained in studying selected facets of the music industry

*Designated Learning Scenarios

  • Entrepreneurship Focus, Chamber Winds Symposium
  • Music Convocation Series, University of St. Thomas
  • Music Business Fieldwork (interview or review a music business/entrepreneur)
  • Music Business Student Showcase, University of St. Thomas

Musicianship Badge: Chamber Musician Track

The Musicianship Badge recognizes the studious exploration and development of strategies to achieve personal goals in music performance. 

Purpose

  • To develop a personalized ethos of articulating passion, purpose, and plan in making music
  • To gain or improve skills in areas of musical proficiency (technical, expressive, artistic)

Tasks

  • Participate in three designated learning scenarios*
  • Complete tasks and summative projects within each learning scenario

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the tasks will be evident by the individual’s ability to: 

  • Articulate clear, cohesive statements describing how they are a musician
  • Set specific goals to develop, expand, or increase their capacity to engage with music as a rewarding performative experience
  • Compose an engaging reflective essay of the knowledge and skills gained in focusing on their musicianship

*Designated Learning Scenarios

  • Reading and Masterclass sessions, Chamber Winds Symposium
  • Lessons or Masterclasses (4) with a Music Department faculty member at the University of St. Thomas
  • Performance Assessments of three professional musicians or three compositions related to their own area of study in chamber music
  • Application of assessment model(s) to evaluate a performance

Informed Listener Badge: Chamber Music Track

The Informed Listener Badge recognizes focused listening to musical repertoire for its intrinsic, aesthetic, and expressive qualities.

Purpose

  • To develop strategies for critical/engaged music listening
  • To increase understanding and appreciation of music performances and repertoire

Tasks

  • Participate in three designated learning scenarios*
  • Complete tasks and summative projects within each learning scenario

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the tasks will be evident by the individual’s ability to:

  • Describe a musical work in terms of its means and effects, using appropriate terminology and concepts within western
  • Evaluate the structural elements of a musical work
  • Summarize the contextual framework of a musical work’s significance to one or more cultures

 *Designated Learning Scenarios

  • Fieldwork: Live performances or video recording of live performances of chamber music
  • Writing about music online tutorials
  • Interviews or lectures of composers, performers  of chamber music (live or recorded)