Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Music and Performing Arts Professions Current Students

Incoming Students Test Dates

Exams Information

Placement exams in music theory, ear training, and music history are required of students entering all graduate programs in music (excluding Music Business students who do not take these tests).

All incoming music undergraduates must take a music theory and aural comprehension exam as part of the orientation process. Please visit the Steinhardt Orientation Portal for details.

Advance sign-up is not required.

For additional information, please see Graduate Theory and History Placement Exam Information

For more information about the Basic Musicianship portion of the Theory Placement Exam, including a Basic Musicianship practice test with answer key, please go here.

Graduate Theory/Aural Comprehension & History Placement Exams

Wednesday, June 17
Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, Room 1102
9:00AM–Noon, Theory & Aural Comprehension
1:00PM–4:00PM, History

Thursday, July 23
Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, Room 1102
9:00AM–Noon, Theory & Aural Comprehension
1:00PM–4:00PM, History

Sunday, August 30
Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, Loewe Theater
9:00AM–Noon, Theory & Aural Comprehension
1:00PM–4:00PM, History

Advanced Undergraduate Written Theory/Aural Comprehension Placement Exam

Wednesday, June 17
Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, Room 1102
9:00AM–Noon

Thursday, July 23
Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, Room 1102
9:00AM–Noon

Tuesday, September 1
Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, Room 879
9:00AM–Noon