1b. Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
Every freshman entering the choral program is given an AMMA test, which was created by music theorist Edwin Gordon. The test analyzes HS/Pre- College level students' music aptitude through exposure to tonal, rhythmic, and composite patterns. Students respond to the patterns and are scored accordingly. Their raw score is then cross-referenced against an aptitude sheet. These scores help us detect where the students' current ability is, and what potential margin they have to work toward while in the program.