The Basic Musicianship Test (BMT) is taken by incoming freshmen, and is used as a diagnostic tool by the IU Jacobs School of Music. Transfer students who have taken two semesters of college music theory are not required to take the BMT. The BMT consists of 50 questions on a fundamental level which cover both the pitch and rhythmic components of music. These questions are divided into two sections: aural and written. See BMT Format and Scoring
The Basic Musicianship Test may be repeated ONCE if it not passed the first time.
The Basic Musicianship Test is given several times throughout the year, including each audition period, and during orientation week before each semester. Students do not need to sign up for the test in advance. Please bring a photo ID with you.
Thursday, January 5