you are a prospective student, we're glad you are interested in
VCU for your musical studies. To help prepare you for the audition
process we have put some information on these pages which may be
helpful. Use the menu on your left to access various resources that
may help you prepare for the theory placement exams. You are also
welcome to browse the current course information to see what the
students are doing in some of the current classes being offered
and are welcome to use any of the other theory resources available
on this site.
Incoming music majors are highly encouraged to begin the development
of a number of skills prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Some knowledge of the piano keyboard and rudimentary playing ability
are extremely valuable skills to have for success in the core curriculum.
If possible, find a local piano teacher and begin private study
before arriving on campus. In the lessons, it may also be possible
for the teacher to introduce some basic sight-singing and ear-training
techniques. Work in this area is also highly recommended! If you
would like more information about how best to prepare for your freshman
year, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.