Music Theory Readiness Exam

The music theory readiness exam is designed to determine if a prospective student possesses the necessary theory skills in order to be successful in the first semester of required music theory. All students must take and pass this exam before beginning the freshmen-level music theory courses. This exam is available online.

Suggested resources to help review music theory fundamentals

  • Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter: A Programmed Course in Elementary Music Theory with an Introduction to Partwriting, by John Clough, Joyce Conley, and Claire Boge. W.W. Norton and Co.., 3rd edition. ISBN 0393973697
  • Music Theory On Line (http://music-theory.com)
  • MacGamut Music Software (www.macgamut.com)

Please contact David McGuiggan at dmcguigg@email.arizona.edu in order to make arrangements to take the online exam.