Welcome to the Group Piano Placement and Exemption Exam at Florida State. This page has been designed to answer commonly asked questions.

What is the purpose of this exam?

This exam will help you and the examiners determine your entry level into the Group Piano Program at Florida State. The entry options include:

  • If you are entering your first semester of Group Piano at FSU, you will automatically sign up for MVK 1111 A.
  • If you are entering your third semester of Group Piano while at FSU, you will automatically sign up for MVK 2121 A.
  • If you are entering your fifth semester of Group Piano while at FSU, you will automatically sign up for MVK 3131 A.
  • If you are transferring from another institution or simply wish to attempt to exempt courses in Group Piano, you will take the Placement/Exemption Exam.

Please follow the directions below carefully, stopping when applicable. Please remember that many years of piano lessons may or may not prepare you to exempt certain classes. This placement procedure is designed to measure how you meet objective criteria determined to be important for this university-level piano proficiency exam.

All students please complete the information below. (NOTE: This is an example only.)

Name___________________________________

FSUSN_________________________

Phone (local, if known)________________________

Email____________________

Today's date_____________________

Are you transferring?___________________

What class are you entering? (freshman, etc.)________________________

How many years of private piano study?_________________

How many years of group piano study?___________________

Page 1

If you have had no previous piano or wish to start from the beginning of the group piano sequence, turn in the form to the assigned location and register for MVK 1111 A. Thank you, and you may leave.

Page 2

If you have had some private piano or group piano training and wish to try to exempt only MVK 1111 A and B (not MVK 2121), go to page 2. Follow the directions on that page now.

Page 3

If you wish to try to exempt MVK 1111 A and B and MVK 2121 A and B, go to page 3. Follow the directions on that page now.

Page 4

If you wish to try to exempt MVK 1111 A and B, MVK 2121 A and B, and MVK 3131 A and B, go to page 4. Follow the directions on that page now.

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