If you do not have any background in music theory or do not know how to read music, do not worry! You may begin our program at the very beginning with the course “Introduction To Music Theory.” Work your way through the assessment as best you can. If you have had some study, but are not sure if you have enough background to begin a bit later in our sequence of courses, this assessment tool may be used to let you know.
The assessment will take you through a series of questions and exercises on the computer. Answer as best you can. The idea is for us to determine the best starting point in our curriculum (and starting at the beginning is always an option for everyone). The assessment will ask about identifying intervals, labeling chords, identifying key signatures, different kinds of scales, and partwriting. Do the best you can. If a topic is unfamiliar to you, it will simply become a part of your studies once you begin in our program.
At the conclusion of the assessment, the computer will let you — and us — know how you have done. If you know you have studied some of the topics, but need to refresh your memory of them, take some time and study up and the assessment will allow you to try a second time.