Our Theory courses are full-academic year courses. All students new to our theory programs that are interested in enrolling in one of our courses must take a Theory Placement exam with the Theory Department Chair, Lyle Davidson.
All Theory classes meet on Saturdays. Students whose level, as determined by the placement exam (as described above), or advancement from the previous school year, conflicts with scheduled class times may choose to enroll in private theory lessons. For more information regarding Theory class level structure, please click here.
Theory Placement Exams
New NEC Prep theory students must take a theory placement exam. No preparation is needed for this exam. Returning students do not need to schedule a placement exam if they are taking the next level approved in their Spring Evaluation. Advancement to the next theory level is determined by the previous year's class performance and final evaluation.
New theory students can sign up for a placement time by filling out the Theory Placement Form. Rolling admission is strictly at the discretion of the theory faculty.