First Year Abroad Entering Student Assessment Information

In order to receive a first semester schedule, all entering First Year Abroad students must complete an Entering Student Proficiency Assessment (ESPA). Completing the ESPA will ensure that you are placed in core music courses with peers of similar ability.

Please complete the following items by June 30:

  1. A required proctored written exam to assess your music theory, arranging, and harmony skills

  2. A required 15-minute audition for use in ensemble placements

  3. A required 20-minute online assessment of your ear training proficiency, and an optional online assessment of your knowledge of music technology

Please review the following instructions carefully.