Numbers 1- 6 should be prepared ahead of time. Sheet music for these pieces is available through Dr. Hayashida.
1. My Country ’tis of Thee (quarter note = 60 or faster, with the use of damper pedal)
2. A hymn of your choice (must be approved by Dr. Hayashida)
3. An accompaniment part (vocal piece for voice majors; piece written for your own instrument and piano for instrumental majors; must be approved by Dr. Hayashida)
4. Harmonization (silent night) using primary triads (I, IV, and V) in an assigned key (handout available)
5. I-IV6/4 – I- V6 (6/5) – I in all major and minor keys (handout available)
6. Early-intermediate-level solo piano piece (sheet music available)
Following items will be given to the student 2 weeks before the exam.
7. 4 Major and harmonic minor scales (two octaves, hands together, correct fingering, ♪, quarter note = 60) (scales announced 2 weeks before)
8. Lead sheet harmonization (given 2 weeks before)
9. Choral score reading (given 2 weeks before) – being able to read any two parts together
10. Instrumental score reading (given 2 weeks before)
- Alto and tenor clefs
- Transposition of brass/wind instrument parts
|My Country tis of Thee||10|
|Silent Night harmonization||10|
|I-IV-I-V-I in major and minor keys||10 (5 each for major and minor)|
|4 scales||8 (2 points each)|
|Lead sheet harmonization||10|
|Choral score reading||10|
|Instrumental score reading||12 (6 for tenor and alto clefs; 6 for transposition)|
|Passing Score||70 or above|
Students should make an appointment for the proficiency exam with Dr. Hayashida. The exam should take no more than 20 – 30 minutes.
Students will automatically pass the piano proficiency requirement by earning a grade of C or better in the four-semester class piano sequence, MUS 155, 156, 157, 158. When a student prefers to take the piano proficiency exam to meet the requirement, s/he should make an appointment for the proficiency exam with Dr. Hayashida. The exam should take no more than 20 – 30 minutes.
No student will be permitted to register for student teaching, or request a Senior Recital hearing, until all requirements for proficiency have been met and approved by the music faculty. Students who receive less than a 2.0 (C) must repeat MUS 158 before taking their proficiency exam.