Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Proficiency Testing


Proficiency testing in the MEIS department allows students to pass out of courses in Music Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing, and Piano. By testing out of one or more of these classes, students are waived of the requirement to take the class, but no credit is awarded for the class. Instead, the credits must be made up with other courses offered by the MEIS department.


To help students know whether they are ready to test out of a course, a brief assessment and study guide are included below for Music Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing, and Piano.



Proficiency testing is available in person or online via Skype or Facetime. In person and online options will be available the following dates during the summer of 2019. All testing is by appointment. Please contact Peter Ellingson at to schedule a time on one of the listed days.


Friday, June 7 (CAM Summer Orientation Date)

Friday, June 21 (CAM Summer Orientation Date)

Tuesday, July 2

Friday, July 19 (CAM Summer Orientation Date)

Thursday, August 1

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 12


The deadline for proficiency testing for the fall semester is Monday, August 12, 2019

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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