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.
See more information about the Basic Musicianship portion of the Theory Placement Exam, including a Basic Musicianship practice test with answer key.
Graduate Theory/Aural Comprehension and History Placement Exams
9:00a.m. to Noon: Theory and Aural Comprehension
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.: History
Advanced Undergraduate Written Theory/Aural Comprehension Placement Exam
9:00a.m. to Noon