Placement Exams and Study Guides

Fall 2017 Placement Exams

  • Tuesday, August 22
    • Music History, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 1030 Music Building Auditorium
  • Wednesday, August 23
    • Music Theory and Score Reading, 6 – 9 p.m, 1030 Music Building Auditorium
  • Thursday, August 24
    • Aural Skills Exam, 2 – 3 p.m., 1030 Music Building Auditorium

Study Guides for Entrance Exams


Students are strongly encouraged to study and thoroughly prepare for the entrance exams. Failing one or more section of the entrance exams may delay the sequencing of required academic coursework and thus slow down the progression to degree completion, in particular the DMA. Registration is required, so please make sure you register for the exams no later than July 31, 2017. Click here to register for the entrance exams.

If you are a current University of Illinois Graduate Music Student continuing to a new degree program (i.e. MM to DMA), and you have previously completed the entrance exams, you have met the entrance requirements; you are exempt from taking the entrance exams.