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Incoming Students

Improtant information for incoming students

Graduate Placement

All entering masters and doctoral students take a placement examination in music theory. The examination must be taken before the start of enrollment in a graduate degree program. Graduate theory coursework required as a result of this examination will be counted toward the degree requirements. Students may retake the examination once. Given in August and January, placement dates and time are listed below. 

To help you prepare, please download our study guide.

FALL 2019

Music Theory - Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202


Music Theory - Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - E202

Graduate Handbook