Music Theory Placement Examination

The following topics are covered on the Music Theory Placement Examination:

  • Minor/Major key signatures
  • Chord qualities
  • 7th chords
  • Treble, Bass and C clefs
  • Expressive markings (dynamics, articulation)
  • Intervals by quality (written and aural)
  • Rhythmic dictation

Please note a grade of 70 or better is required for admission into Music Theory I. A grade of 50-69 will require some review/instruction in Musicianship II before admission into Music Theory I to ensure successful completion of the Music Theory Core. A grade of 49 or lower requires mandatory enrollment in Musicianship I and II to ensure successful completion of the Music Theory Core.

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