Summer Resource Activities

In your first year of study at the Conservatory, you will be enrolled in three terms of music theory, aural skills, and sight singing. Success in these core courses depends on whether you have achieved proficiency in the fundamentals of music theory prior to the start of classes. To help you achieve this proficiency, the music theory faculty has created these two resource activities for you to complete over the summer: 

  • Music Theory Preliminary Assessment (available May 15-June 7)
    This brief assessment tool will measure your current level of proficiency in the fundamentals of music theory.  Upon completing the Music Theory Preliminary Assessment, you will receive an Enrollment Key for the E-course.

  • Music Theory Fundamentals E-course (available June 15)
    The E-course serves as a complete learning resource, with video tutorials, practice drills, and unit quizzes for each of the six chapters.

(Please note: All of these links will take you to the Moodle learning management system. Lawrence login will be required for these links.)

Theory Placement Information

In addition, you will need to complete Lawrence’s Music Theory Placement Exam between July 15 and August 31, which will determine your placement into one of six sections of music theory, aural skills, and sight singing. Follow this link to find out more about the Music Theory placement exams: 

 

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