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Theory Placement

All students enrolled in MUSC 1110, Music Theory I, are required to take a music theory placement examination on the first day of semester classes. The results of this test may indicate a need for further theory training before entrance into Music Theory I. In such cases, students should register for MUSC 1100, Fundamentals of Music (offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters). Students who register for Fundamentals of Music during Fall semester may remain on track with the required course sequences by taking Music Theory I, and Aural Skills I during Spring semester; followed by Music Theory II and Aural Skills II during Summer semester.


Theory Placement Sample Test

Theory Placement Test Solution

Ensemble Auditions

Ensembles that require auditions are listed below.


For audition sign-up, contact Christine Gines in the Department of Music office: 801-863-6480,christine.gines@uvu.edu, Gunther Technology 332.

CHAMBER CHOIR
Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 322R
TWRF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 507

WOMEN’S CHOIR
Cherilyn Worthen, Director
MUSC 328R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 507

MEN'S CHOIR
Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 327R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 509

WIND SYMPHONY
David Fullmer, Director
MUSC 330R
MW 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
GT416

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Cheung Chau, Director
MUSC 370R
TR 11:00 am – 12:40 pm
GT 416

JAZZ ENSEMBLE
David Fullmer, Director
MUSC 332R
TR 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
GT416

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Doug Smith, Director
MUSC 331R
MW 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
GT 416

Keyboard Proficiency

Music majors are required to pass a keyboard proficiency exam in preparation for their Sophomore review. Students who complete Group Piano I and Group Piano II with a ‘B’ or higher will fulfill exam requirements. In preparation for Group Piano I, students are required to complete Music Theory I with a ‘C’ or higher.

Students who have attained a requisite level of competency in piano may be exempted from group piano coursework through a demonstration of exam requirements. To schedule an exam, students should contact Hilary Demske, Piano Area Coordinator (GT337b, 801-863-7360, Hilary.Demske@uvu.edu).

The exam for Group Piano I includes the following:

  1. All Major scales, two octaves, with the correct fingering. A printable fingering chart is available here.
  2. Harmonize a very simple Right Hand melody at sight, using the I, ii, iii, IV, V, and vi chords, in all Major keys.
  3. Transpose a simple Right Hand melody at sight into a different key, with the same corresponding chords.
  4. Sight-read the equivalent of a second movement of a Mozart or Haydn Piano Sonata.
  5. Play a chord progression of your choice that includes I, IV, and V in all Major and minor keys.

The exam for Group Piano II includes the following:

  1. All Major and harmonic scales, two octaves, with the correct fingering. A printable fingering chart is available here.
  2. Harmonize a single note Right Hand melody at sight, using the I, ii, iii, IV, V, and vi chords, in both Major and minor keys.
  3. Transpose a complex Right Hand melody at sight into a different key, with the same corresponding chords.
  4. Sight-read the equivalent of a first movement of a Mozart or Haydn Piano Sonata.
  5. Play a chord progression of your choice that includes I, ii, IV, V, and vi, in all Major and minor keys.