Graduate Orientation

Fall 2019 Orientation Schedule

Things To Do before August 28:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

9:00 AM–9:55 AM Orientation Meeting required for all new graduate & transfer students – Britton Recital Hall, Moore Building

10:00 AM–3:00 PM Theory Placement Exam (for new graduate students and undergraduate transfer students in music) – Britton Recital Hall, Moore Building

  • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM – First Year Aural Skills
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM – Second Year Aural Skills
  • 12:00 PM–1:00 PM – Lunch break *on your own*
  • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM – Writing Skills
  • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM – Basic Tonal Analysis

5:00 PM–6:00 PM Analysis of 20th Century Music Exam (required for piano, organ, composition and theory majors; suggested for students who have training in this area)

6:00 PM–7:00 PM Keyboard Harmony Exams (required for music theory majors; if you are required to take this exam, you will be scheduled for a 10-20 minute appointment)

You will receive your placement results by email at your address. SMTD Faculty Advisors will also be able to see your results. If you have any questions, please contact Haley Williams at

Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • Graduate Musicology Conference
  • Pre-Doctoral Advising
  • Lyric Diction Exam

Friday, August 30, 2019

  • Graduate Student Welcome
  • Lyric Diction Exam