School of Music

Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Theory, History and Piano Diagnostic Examinations
( 3 TESTS )

The written portions of the Graduate Theory and History Diagnostic Exams should be taken Monday or Tuesday (Aug. 18-19) in the Kemble Stout Listening Library in Kimbrough Hall during posted hours. New students should plan on 2-3 hours for completion of each test. Tests and blue books will be available with a CD recording. The keyboard and oral portions of the theory exam will be administered by Dr. Hare (Kimbrough 441) and the piano proficiency exam will be administered by Dr. Jeffrey Savage (Kimbrough 470).  Individual exam times will be posted on both office doors for sign-up by August 18, 2014.

To prepare for the music history portion of the Graduate Diagnostic Exam, students should review their undergraduate music history courses. Be prepared to discuss each historical period, including compositional trends, representative composers and works. There will also be a listening portion, requiring identification.

For a study guide to the music theory portion, click here »

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Individual Aural Theory with Dr. Hare
    (sign-up sheets posted on Kimbrough 441)
  • Piano Proficiency Exams with Dr. Jeffrey Savage
    (contact by e-mail to set up appt. at jrsavage@wsu.edu)
  • 7:30 p.m.  Mandatory meeting for all graduate students
    (returning and new)

    All Graduate Students in Music meet with Dr. Scott in Kimbrough Room 254 (Green Room Kimbrough)
  • 10 a.m.–Noon and 1-4 p.m. Music Theory, History and Piano Proficiency exams
    New Music Graduate students may take the written portions of Music Theory and History Diagnostic Exams in the Music Library

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Graduate School Orientation for new students, register here http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Events/Orientation.html

  • Individual Aural Theory with Dr. Hare
    (sign-up sheets posted on Kimbrough 441)
  • Piano Proficiency Exams with Dr. Jeffrey Savage
    (contact by e-mail to set up appt. at jrsavage@wsu.edu)
  • 8 a.m.–Noon and 1-4 p.m. Music Theory, History and Piano Proficiency exams
    New Music Graduate students may take written portion of Music Theory Diagnostic Exam in Music Library
    • Individual advising sessions with Dr. Scott for RETURNING graduate students, also on Thursday August 21 and Friday August 22

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Individual advising sessions with Dr. Scott for all NEW graduate students

 

University Graduate Student Orientation

Dr. Shannon Scott

Dr. Shannon Scott
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

 

View/Download the Theory and Ear Training Study Guide

Click Here »

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