Graduate Student Orientation
Graduate Theory, History and Piano Diagnostic Examinations
Monday and Tuesday of the week before classes
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 two to three hours for this exam.
The Graduate Theory Exam
The study guide for this exam is here: Graduate Diagnostic Examination Study Guide
Written portion: Allow two to three hours for this exam.
Piano Proficiency Exam
Coordinator of Graduate Studies