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