Music Theory & History Proficiency Requirements
For Incoming Undergraduate Students
The OnMusic Fundamentals Placement Exam
As an incoming Music major student, you are required to take the “OnMusic Fundamentals Placement Exam” to determine your eligibility for enrollment in MUS 203R Music Theory I course. Your registration will not be complete until we receive the official score for this test.
- Step-by-Step Instructions for Undergraduates (Click Here)
Step‐by‐step instructions on taking the “OnMusic Fundamentals Placement Exam” are listed below:
- Purchase the Placement exam Access Key at (www.store.connect4education.com). Do so by selecting the product name “Placement Exams,” then “Add to Cart” and complete the purchase of the $10 access key (OnMusic Fundamentals – Placement Exam Only).
- Once you have purchased and received your access code, you will proceed to the student registration page to register for the Placement Exam. *You should receive the code immediately after your purchase.
- Once you have been able to successfully register for the Placement Exam, you will login using the account you've just created to access the Placement Exam (Login Page: www.connect4education.org).
- Read the “Instructor's Announcements” and when you are ready to take the test select “Music Fundamentals Placement Exam.”
- To start the exam, click “Take This Exam” and begin.
- The exam is timed, and you will have 50 minutes to complete the test.
- After you have finished the test, your score will be shown to you. If you score above 60%, you will be permitted to register for MUS 203R Music Theory 1. If not you will be required to take and pass MUS 101 Music Fundamentals. MUS 101 is offered online through UNR Extended Studies during the first two weeks in August.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Best of luck, Jean-Paul.
Jean‐Paul Perrotte, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Composition and Theory Music Theory Coordinator
Department of Music
University of Nevada, Reno
Suite 100 D
Virginia St. Gym
For Incoming Graduate Students
Graduate Theory and History Proficiency Exams
All incoming graduate students of Music are REQUIRED to take the “Graduate Theory and History Proficiency Exams” on the Saturday before the first official day of class. The results of these exams will determine your eligibility for enrollment in graduate theory and history seminars. Passing both of these exams is also crucial in maintaining your GTA.
For more information on these exams and dates when they are offered please email: