Congratulations on your acceptance to McNally Smith College of Music!
To ensure that your transition into college life is a smooth one, McNally Smith has developed a comprehensive orientation to introduce you to campus resources and help you build a network of peers. New and transfer students are required to attend this orientation. You will receive detailed information and hear from an Orientation Leader prior to your orientation date.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Summer 2013 Student Orientation Dates
Friday, May 17
- 9:00 am Check-In - Front Desk Area
- 9:15 am Orientation Begins
- 2:30 pm Orientation Ends / Optional Placement Testing Begins
We’ve created some additional resources to help prepare you for your transition to college life at McNally Smith:
- Welcome Letter
- New Student Checklist
- Things to Consider for New Students
- Equipment Required for Your Program
For further questions about Orientation, contact:
Office of Student Affairs
Placement Testing at Orientation
Save time and money by taking placements tests for Music Theory, Ear Training, and Desktop Publishing at Orientation. This gives you the opportunity to test up to your appropriate level of knowledge and/or skill.
Placement testing will take place at 2:30 pm on Friday (Room TBD).
If you are interested in taking the Music Theory and Ear Training placement exam, please take these self-tests first to help you determine whether or not you should take the full placement exams.
Desktop Publishing: Students who have a significant amount of skill and experience using Finale or Sibelius notation software are encouraged to take the exam. If you feel that you could copy parts 1 and 2 of the Mock Exams below as indicated with 50 minutes, you have a good chance of testing out of MUS143. Students must score at least an 80% to test out of MUS143.
Students who successfully test-out of a class will be charged a one-time $400 test-out fee, regardless of how many courses are tested out of.
If you have questions about placement testing, contact Dr. Jay Fuchs, Music Theory Dept. Head at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about Desktop Publishing placement testing, Contact Pete Whitman at email@example.com.