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 that we administer each September.

Rolling admission is possible, but is strictly at the discretion of the Theory faculty.

To learn more about our Music Theory program, please contact our offices at prep@necmusic.edu

2014-15 Theory Placement Exams

Placement exams for our 2014-15 Theory classes will take place on Saturday September, 6th, 2014. No preparation is needed for this exam.

Returning students do not need to schedule a placement exam. Advancement to the next theory level is determined by the previous year's class performance and final evaluation.

To schedule an exam time, please contact the Prep office at prep@necmusic.edu with the information below.

Student Full Name:
Age as of September 6, 2014:
Contact Person:
Contact Phone:
Contact E-mail:
Morning/afternoon preference for Saturday, September 6th:

Please note that scheduling for these September auditions fills up quite quickly, so your time preference may not be available. In order to ensure that these auditions will fit your schedule, please contact us as soon as possible.

2014-15 Theory Class Schedule

For more information regarding Theory class level structure, please click here.

All Theory classes meet on Saturdays. Students whose level, as determined by placement exam (as described above), or advancement from the previous school year, conflicts with the times below, may choose to enroll in private theory lessons.

Theory I-1

  • 9-10am, Weinstein
  • 10-11am, TBD

Theory I-2

  • 9-10am, Instructor TBD
  • 10-11am, Weinstein

Theory II-1

  • 9-10am, Rojahn
  • 10-11am, Rojahn

Theory II-2

  • 11am-12pm, McAllister
  • 1-2pm, Rojahn

Theory for Teens I

  • 11am-12pm, Urie
  • 1-2pm,  Urie

Theory for Teens II

  • 11am-12pm, Rojahn
  • 2-3pm, Urie

Theory III-I (Solfege)

  • 10-11am, Bell
  • 1-2pm, Bell

Theory III-II (Harmony)

  • 10-11am, Savage
  • 11am-12pm, Savage

Theory IV-I (Interpretive Analysis)

  • 1-2pm, McAllister

Theory IV-II (Adv. Solfege and Score Reading)

  • 11am-12pm, Bell