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Aural Skills Proficiency Exam

Required of incoming transfers, the Aural Skills Proficiency Exam is administered following the Music Theory Proficiency Exam. Students should expect to sight-sing a melody appropriate to their level of study. For those who have completed Theory IV, the melody will include functional chromaticism and modulation. Dictation will consist of a short melodic example and a short harmonic example in four-part chorale style. Emphasis is placed upon obtaining the progression and the soprano and bass voices, but the student should strive for all four voices.