Music History Placement Test
The Music History Placement Exam is required of all incoming graduate students and undergraduates who what taken a music history sequence at the 3000 level or above and must be taken prior to their first semester at FIU. It measures whether incoming students possess the same level of music history knowledge as do FIU students who have completed the music history course sequence here. The exam assesses their 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 them 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. They must also classify genres as secular or sacred. The 45-minute exam is entirely multiple choice and is offered exclusively online.