The GPE in Music Theory consists of two separate exams:
- Ear Training
A harmonic progression in chorale-style is performed at the piano. You provide the soprano and bass voices as well as an harmonic analysis.
- Part-Writing and Analysis
Part-Writing: two phrases of a chorale with figured bass are given. The second phrase is missing some alto and tenor notes, which you supply.
Analysis: A section of a piano piece or song is given. You provide a harmonic analysis using roman numerals (with inversion symbols), a phrase analysis by indicating cadences, and a formal analysis.
Beginning in the fall 2015, there will be no retakes allowed for the GPE in music theory