School of Music

Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Theory, History and Piano Diagnostic Examinations
Monday and Tuesday of the week before classes

The Graduate History Exam

To prepare for the 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. Allow two to three hours for this exam. Tests, a CD and blue books will be in the Kemble Stout Listening Library in the School of Music.

The Graduate Theory Exam

Click here for the study guide for this exam.

Written portion: Allow two to three hours for this exam. Tests and blue books will be in the Kemble Stout Listening Library in the School of Music.

Aural Skills and Keyboard Portion: The keyboard and oral portions of the theory exam will be administered by Dr. Hare (Kimbrough 441). Please contact him for a specific time, rhare@wsu.edu.

Piano Proficiency Exam

Click here for a description of this exam.
Click here for a pdf of the Star Spangled Banner Harmonization.

This exam will be administered by Dr. Jeffrey Savage (Kimbrough 470). Please contact him for a specific time, jrsavage@wsu.edu.

Graduate Student Activities and Orientation August 15-18, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

• Individual Aural Theory with Dr. Ryan Hare (contact by e-mail to set up appt. at rhare@wsu.edu)
• Piano Proficiency Exams with Dr. Jeffrey Savage
(contact by e-mail to set up appt. at jrsavage@wsu.edu)
• 8 a.m.–Noon and 1-5 p.m. Music Theory, Music History diagnostic exams
New Graduate students may take the written portions of Music Theory and History Diagnostic Exams in the Music Library
• 5:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory meeting for all graduate students (returning and new) All Graduate Students in Music meet with Dr. Scott in K254 (aka Green Room)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Graduate School Orientation for new students, register here http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/

• Individual Aural Theory with Dr. Ryan Hare (contact by e-mail to set up appt. at rhare@wsu.edu)
• Piano Proficiency Exams with Dr. Jeffrey Savage
(contact by e-mail to set up appt. at jrsavage@wsu.edu)
• 8 a.m.–Noon and 1-5 p.m. Music Theory, History diagnostic exams
New Graduate students may take written portion of Music Theory and History Diagnostic Exams in Music Library
• Individual advising sessions with Dr. Scott for RETURNING graduate students, we will review your plans for 2016-17. Sign up at K342.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

• Individual advising sessions with Dr. Scott for all NEW graduate students, sign-up sheet posted on K342

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