[SMU Dept. of Music Theory and
          Comp.]

Information for Prospective and Incoming Students

FALL 2013 UNDERGRADUATE (first-year and transfer) theory placement testing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in room 2020 of the Owen Fine Arts Center. STUDENTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE TESTING PERIOD.

First-year students who will be taking Theory and Musicianship courses SHOULD NOT purchase textbooks for these courses before the first day of class. Different sections of the same course may require different textbooks. Section placements are based on the results of testing that are not generally available until classes begin.

FALL 2013 GRADUATE theory placement testing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in room 2020 of the Owen Fine Arts Center. The aural skills portion will take place from 6:30-7:15PM and will not be repeated. (Plan to arrive early!) The written exams will follow, and students may leave when finished.

These exams are required and will normally NOT be made up. Students are advised to make appropriate end-of-summer plans to be present and on time for these exams.

All Meadows undergraduate students are required to have a Macintosh laptop computer. Additionally, Music Theory courses at SMU may also require Finale and other music software such as MacGamut, as well as hardware such as external microphones, MIDI keyboards, etc. Since these courses make extensive use of laptop computers, the Department of Music Theory will support only computers and software that meet these requirements. Please select the appropriate link below for the complete policy and requirements.