Music Theory Placement Exam

It is possible for students to test into Music I (MUSC 209) and Music Theory II (MUSC 260) by taking a placement exam rather than taking Theory I (MUSC 160).

Send an email indicating your interest in taking the placement exam to Professor Matthew Taylor, A time will then be arranged to administer the placement exam.

Incoming students: Arrange to take the exam prior to registration.

Current students: November 1, April 1 deadlines for requesting placement exam for the next semester classes.

Independent Projects and Senior Work

All students interested in submitting a proposal for senior work or an independent study project for next academic year should first discuss their intentions with department chair Damascus Kafumbe and/or with a music faculty advisor. See Proposal Forms below.


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Center for Careers and Internships

Discover what’s next with the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI)! As you embark on your post-Middlebury journey, CCI’s staff is available to help guide you. 

  • Explore their comprehensive Major Guides, which provide suggestions for campus involvement, internships, and real-life career examples of Middlebury alumni.
  • Connect with alumni and professionals worldwide through Midd2Midd, Middlebury’s exclusive networking platform designed to foster meaningful mentorships and industry connections. 
  • Navigate the various career paths associated with your major through CCI’s Career Communities Pages, offering valuable advice from our advisors and tailored recommendations for jobs, and internships. 
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