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Undergraduate Music Theory

Ear Training 2, 3, 4
Harmony & Counterpoint 2, 3, 4

Exams for incoming students provide the department with information that enables us to place a student in the appropriate level of coursework. It is important that a student be familiar with all of the information covered in the Core Courses, and where appropriate to be able to demonstrate proficiency in all of the skills required. Consequently, there may be instances where a student may know much of the course material but will nevertheless be required to take a course in order to acquire a skill and/or study information that is new to him or her.

After the first semester of study a student wishing to test out of subsequent Core Courses must:
• have passed the immediate prerequisite course with a grade of A- or A
• take the final exam for the course at a specified time before the next semester begins, and pass with a grade of B+ (87%) or higher
• complete the required Midterm and Final projects, with an earned grade of B+ (87%) or higher for each

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