Piano Placement Exam

Every music major and minor must demonstrate a proficiency in piano before graduation as part of their chosen degree program. There are four semesters in the sequence. Students with two to four years of previous piano experience may choose to take the piano placement exam in order to determine which semester is appropriate. Those with little or no previous keyboard experience will be assigned to the beginning piano class.

For the Exam

Be prepared to play the following:

  • A piano solo representative of your current level of playing
  • A piano faculty-selected sight-reading piece

Fill out and bring along this questionnaire [PDF].

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