Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination - Preliminary Information

The Mississippi State University Music Department will offer the three component tests of the Upper Division Proficiency Examination in Music Theory on Monday, August 20, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m., for incoming transfer students who have successfully completed at least three (3) semesters of music theory and musicianship skills courses, and for current MSU music majors who have yet to pass all three component tests of this graduation requirement.

The three tests of the Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination, which focus on written theory, aural dictation, and musicianship skills, correspond to the final examinations given in Music Theory III and Ear Training III at Mississippi State. 

Thus, the three component tests of the Music Theory UDPE represent an evaluation of competency required of all students, not an entrance examination.

The Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination determines readiness for certain advanced courses, and must be passed with a minimum score of 70% by all music and music education majors before graduation.

Preparatory musicianship materials required for the musicianship skills test, which involve singing, plus rhythm and keyboard skills, will be available for download on the Music Department website by July 18, 2018, and should be practiced and prepared in the month before the tests are administered.

For more information about the MSU Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination, contact the Music Theory Area Coordinator, Dr. Sobaskie, via e-mail at  jsobaskie@colled.msstate.edu

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