First-Year Music Majors

  • All incoming first-year music majors must take the Fundamentals of Music Theory exemption exam during August Orientation. This exam will be included on your orientation schedule. Optional advanced exemption exams in Aural Skills also will be offered during August Orientation. 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 during Transfer Orientation in June. 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 (2105 Whalen Center for Music)

Monday, August 26, 2019 5-6pm

Sunday, January 19, 2020 2-3pm

(An optional review session will occur during the hour before the Fundamentals Exam.)

Advanced Music Theory Exam

  • Any student who has passed the Fundamentals of Music Theory Exemption exam may take the Advanced Music Theory Exemption Exam, as scheduled below, except students who already have taken the advanced exam and students who already have taken courses in the music theory curriculum at Ithaca College.

Advanced Music Theory Exemption Exam (2312 Whalen Center for Music)

Monday August 26, 2019 4-6pm

Sunday, January 19, 2020 1-3pm