Undergraduate Proficiency Exams

Music Theory I-IV Study Guidelines:

MUS 101: scales, keys, and chord qualities; Roman numeral analysis and harmonic function; simple diatonic chorale harmonization (4-part) and non-chord tones

MUS 102: simple forms and phrase structures; diatonic sequences;  secondary dominants; modulation to closely related keys

MUS 201: chromatic harmony, including modal mixture (borrowed chords), augmented 6th chords, Neapolitan 6ths, etc.; large-scale forms including sonata and rondo; chromatic modulation techniques

MUS 202: music from 1900 to the present, including impressionism, modes, set theory, serialism, minimalism, etc.

First-Year Aural Skills:

Content will be similar to that tested in MUS 101 & 102. However, the context will be testing one’s proficiency with aural skills, including sight-singing and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dication.

Second-Year Aural Skills:

Content will be similar to that tested in MUS 201 & 202. However, the context will be testing one’s proficiency with aural skills, including sigh-singing and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dication.

First-Year Piano Skills (MUS 172-173) Exam Materials: 

MUS_172_Proficiency_Exam_Fall_2017
MUS_173_Proficiency_Exam_Fall_2017

Second-Year Piano Skills (MUS 174-175) Exam Materials: 

MUS_174_Proficiency_Exam_Fall_2017