Music Theory Placement

The Pomona music theory sequence begins with Music 4: Materials of Music, and continues with Music 80, 81, and 82 (Theory I, II, and III), including also Music 86: Music in Theory and Practice and Music 184: Twentieth Century Music.

Many students are not sure which music theory course is appropriate for them. To address this, the department offers an online placement test.

To reach the placement test, login to Sakai (the Claremont Collaborative Learning Environment) using your Pomona (or other Claremont College) username and password.

  1. Select “Home.”
  2. Select “Membership.”
  3. Click “Joinable Sites.”
  4. You will see “POMusicTheoryPlaceme” in the list of worksites; search for “Music” if you have difficulty finding it. [Note: “POMusicTheoryPlaceme” has no “nt” at the end.]
  5. Click on the POMusicTheoryPlaceme worksite and join it. 

You will now have a Sakai tab labeled “POMusicTheoryPlaceme.” Open it and follow the remaining directions.