Music Theory Placement Exam

If you are interested in taking music theory or composition, you should take the Music Theory Placement Exam, Monday, September 14, 8:30-9:20 a.m or Tuesday, September 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m, Music Hall Room 103. Results of this Exam will determine if you need to take MUSC 110: Materials of Music and/or MUSC 103: Musicianship Lab I, or if you place in MUSC 204: Musical Structures and/or MUSC 104: Musicianship Lab II.

The exam will include:

  • Advanced keys and clefs
  • Spelling and identifying written intervals, triads, and 7th chords
  • Elementary part writing
  • Analysis of a short phrase for cadences and harmonies
  • Aural identification of intervals, chords, and a short harmonic progression
  • A brief melodic dictation excerpt

Students who have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Music Theory Exam are granted 6 credits.