Music Educators Association of New Jersey

Serving teachers and students since 1927

Theory Test Program

The Music Educators Association has had a theory program in place for over 20 years. Since theory is the language of music, theory tests are a valuable resource for teachers as well as students. They may serve as tools with which teachers can motivate students and also help students develop a deeper understanding of the piano repertoire.

Originally administered at the MEA Annual Piano Audition sites every spring, these optional theory tests were created to coincide with the MEA Audition syllabus grades and levels.

In 2011 testing moved from the audition centers to the teachers' studios. In addition, a revision of all the tests, with new grading guidelines, was begun using a state-of-the-art music notation program.

In 2013 the theory program became independent of the Annual Piano Auditions.

To register and pay online, log into your Member Homepage. You will find the interactive form listed in the right hand column.

To download and mail in a registration form, please go to Forms/Downloads..

Teachers can download the syllabus from their Member Homepage.

For more information contact Chair, Marcia Maull: