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Music Theory & Composition

Placement Tests

All undergraduate music majors and minors take a placement test to determine where they should start in the theory sequence.

The test consists of 11-15 questions on the following topics:

  • Notation
  • Rhythm
  • Scales and key signatures
  • Intervals
  • Triads
  • Seventh Chords
  • Analysis

The questions are randomly chosen from a large bank of questions available.

The test is usually taken during summer orientation, but may be taken at other times as well.


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