Graduate Student Orientation
Graduate Theory, History and Piano Diagnostic Examinations
Completed after application is submitted in January
The Graduate History Exam
To prepare for the history portion of the Graduate Diagnostic Exam, students should review their undergraduate music history courses. Be prepared to discuss each historical period, including compositional trends, representative composers and works. There will also be a listening portion, requiring identification. Allow one hour for this exam.
The Graduate Theory Exam
The study guide for this exam is here: Graduate Diagnostic Examination Study Guide
Written portion: Allow two hours for this exam.
Piano Proficiency Exam (only for those who will take piano as elective studies in their program)
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