Harmony Proficiency Assessment

The following sample harmony questions include material drawn from the four courses in the harmony core music curriculum into which entering students may be placed: Music Application and Theory, Harmony 2, Harmony 3, and Harmony 4. Entering students are placed into one of these courses according to the results of the entering student proficiency assessment, which students are required to take during the registration period before their first semester.

For the harmony section of the proficiency assessment, you will be asked to recognize, spell, and analyze harmonic concepts directly into test booklets. The sample questions included on this Web site cover the same topics, but the format of the questions may differ.

These sample questions are for demonstration purposes only. Your performance on these questions should not be viewed as a predictor of your first-semester harmony assessment, but as a guide toward preparing for your first-semester course work.

Utilize the recommended reading lists and other information on this site to support any additional preparation you may want to undertake in order to strengthen your understanding of topics covered in the following questions.

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Harmony Question 1