Placement Tests

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The next Music History and Music Theory Placement Tests will be given on the Thursday, August 16th from 11:00am until 2:00pm, and will be located in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC), room 150. Students should allow themselves between one to three hours to take the exam.


Music History Placement Test

The Music History Placement Test is required. The test assesses your command of the main historical eras and the association of genres, composers, concepts, and terms with the eras to which they belong.  We also ask you to name the composers of a number of significant compositions and to identify the composer or theorist associated with several important musical concepts and terms.  You must also classify genres as secular or sacred.  The test is entirely multiple choice and takes less than an hour to complete.

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Music Theory Placement Test

All incoming undergraduates who take music theory at FIU must take a theory placement test.  They should take this test at the time of their audition, unless they are currently enrolled in a theory class (ie., a high school  AP theory class or a theory class at another university), in which case they may wish to postpone until just before the start of the semester in which they enter FIU.


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School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center