Welcome to the SMU Music Theory/Aural Skills Graduate Self-Assessment pages. These self-assessments provide a means for admitted graduate music students to prepare and review for their music theory placement examinations. All entering music students are required to take a series of placement exams. Based on the results of these exams, enrollment in graduate review courses may be required. Through early review and preparation it may be possible to eliminate the need for enrolling in these review courses and significantly reduce the cost of your graduate studies.
The graduate placement examination is in three parts:
This web site allows students to take automated on-line tests similar to the placement examinations. The placement examinations at SMU are separate and independent from this self-assessment. Although this self-assessment is designed to assist in a student's preparation for graduate studies, it does not count as the actual placement exam nor does it represent the entire placement exam.
After completing and submitting each self-assessment, you will immediately see your graded results and recommended areas for review.
Please email any comments regarding these assessments to Dr. Robert Frank.