Missouri State University
Department of Music

Theory Entrance Exam Prep


Here you will find materials to help you prepare for the Music Theory Entrance Exam. There is a complete Music Fundamentals Primer with exercises available, or you can download individual lessons. There is also a Practice Test, which is the same format as the test given at the audition. Finally, there is an answer key with answers for all of the exercises in the Primer, as well as an answer key for the Practice Test.
All of these files are in pdf format, which will require Abobe Acrobat Reader or similar software.

Music Fundamentals Primer (complete)
Lesson 1 (Clefs and Pitch Notation)
Lesson 2 (Scales and Key Signatures)
Lesson 3 (Intervals)
Lesson 4 (Triads)
Lesson 5 (Rhythm)
Lesson 6 (Meter)
Practice Test
Practice Test Answer Key
Answer Key (for all exercises and Practice Test)


Contact Dr. Michael F. Murray with any questions or comments. MikeMurray@MissouriState.edu