College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Music

Graduate Programs

Graduate Placement Examination
in Music History & Theory 


THE PLACEMENT EXAMINATION: A Placement Examination in Music History and Music Theory is required for enrollment in Graduate Studies in Music. The examination is given three times a year during Audition days. The 2015 Audition days are:


  • Saturday, January 10*
  • Saturday, February 7*
  • Saturday, March 7


* in case of snow, audition dates will be: January 17 and February 14


The Music Theory Placement Exam will be given in the Aural Skills Lab (Center for the Arts, room # 3092) between at 10:30-12:00. The History and Literature Exam will be given at 12:15pm (room # TBA) and will last for ninety minutes.

Preparing for the Graduate Placement Exams is extremely important. Please read your graduate handbook thoroughly and consult the following two websites in your preparation:



Indicate your desire to complete the Examination by filling out this form.

* Degree Program:

Your response must be received no later than one (1) week prior to the examination.

Please review the information contained in the Graduate Handbook for your degree program.

Please fill out this form and click on submit.  The form will then be sent via email.  Thanks!

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Department of Music
Center for the Arts, Room # 3095 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2839
Fax: 410-704-2841



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