All students interested in pursuing a career in music are welcome to enroll in our program.
Before registering students must take placement exams in music theory and aural skills, as well as audition for Applied Music lessons. Students will then be placed into appropriate classes to begin the program.
The music theory placement exam covers the following material:
treble and bass clef, major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals, triads, inversions, and rhythm.
The aural skills exam requires students to match pitch, sing a scale, and to sing back some short musical phrases.
The Applied Music audition requires students to perform one piece on the instrument they intend to study. Students will also be asked to play scales and do some easy sight reading.
Guitarists may audition on classical, electric, or acoustic guitar. While it is preferred that you audition with a classical piece, you may also audition with a jazz chart or a pop/rock song. Applied lessons will be dedicated to classical guitar literature.
Placement exams and auditions are held on various dates before each semester.
For more detailed information, please call the Music Department office, 451-4346, to schedule your placement exam and enroll in the program.