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SUMMER PLACEMENT AND EXEMPTION EXAMS 

Below are the placement and exemption exams that are available to students to take over the Summer.

FIRST-YEAR MUSIC MAJORS

  • All incoming first-year music majors must take the Fundamentals of Music Theory exemption exam during a self-scheduled 60-minute block of time between Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 14. Details to be provided from the Center for Music with other Orientation materials.   Optional advanced exemption exams in Aural Skills will be offered during Orientation by appointment, for students who exempt Fundamentals of Music Theory. First-year music majors who exempt Fundamentals of Music Theory may choose to take Advanced Music Theory exemption exams, as scheduled below.

TRANSFER MUSIC MAJORS

  • Transfer students take exemption and placement exams based on their previous studies on Friday, August 19 by appointment. Transfer students who pass the Fundamentals of Music Theory exam during Transfer Orientation may take Advanced Music Theory exemption exams, as scheduled below.

RETURNING STUDENTS AND MUSIC MINORS

  • Returning students, music minors, and prospective music minors may take the Fundamentals of Music Theory exemption exam, as scheduled below.

FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC THEORY EXEMPTION EXAM

  • This exam is not open to First-Year music majors. They will take the Fundamentals of Music Theory Exemption Exam before Orientation.
  • Exam will take place on Sunday, August 21 during a self-scheduled 60-minute block of time between 2:30-5:30PM. Students must register to take the exam, and must sign-up before noon on the day of the exam.
  • Sign-up to take the exam here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a4ae2baaf94-fundamentals5

ADVANCED MUSIC THEORY EXAM

  • Any student who has passed the Fundamentals of Music Theory Exemption exam may take the Advanced Music Theory Placement Exam, as scheduled below, except students who already have taken the advanced exam and students who already have taken courses in music theory curriculum at Ithaca College.
  • Exam will take place on Sunday, August 21 from 2:30-5:30PM in JJWCM 2312. Students must register to take the exam, and must sign-up before noon on the day of the exam.
  • Sign-up to take the exam here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a4ae2baaf94-fundamentals4

ADVANCED AURAL SKILLS EXAM

  • Any student who has passed the Fundamentals of Music Theory Exemption exam may take the Advanced Aural Skills Placement Exam, as scheduled below, except students who already have taken the advanced exam and students who already have taken courses in aural skills at Ithaca College.
  • Exam will take place on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19. Students should click the link below to schedule their individual time.
  • Sign-up to take the exam here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a4ae2baaf94-individual1