Entrance Exams


Keyboard Skills Placement Examination

Freshmen and transfer students with no previous piano study experience should enroll in PIAN 144. No examination or permission number is necessary. Check with your advisor about your particular degree requirements.

If you have a background in piano playing, you may choose to take a Quiz-Out test. Successfully passing the Quiz-Out will exempt you from having to take that particular class. Check with your advisor about how this will impact your particular degree requirements.

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Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Exam Information

Quiz-Outs for Fall semester 2021 will take place online. Deadline for recording submission is Friday August 20th at 11:59 p.m. Submit your recordings, uploaded to an unlisted YouTube file. It's permissible to send multiple files, or combine all the elements into one file. Send the completed YouTube video link(s) to Yudi Ouyang, KU Group Piano Coordinator, at yudi_oy@ku.edu.

Creating and Sharing an Unlisted YouTube Video

  1. Sign into your YouTube Account.
  2. Go to your My Videos page.
  3. Upload your Quiz-Out video(s).
  4. Select the video that you’d like to make an unlisted video. Click the Edit button to access the video’s settings.
  5. Go to the Privacy section of the page. There you’ll see the option to mark you video as "unlisted," "public," or "private." Select unlisted.
  6. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button. Once you’ve done this, your video will be an unlisted video.
  7. Send the YouTube video link, which is located directly under the "Unlisted" button, to Yudi Ouyang, KU Group Piano Coordinator, at yudi_oy@ku.edu.
  8. Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021.

Quiz-Outs for Spring semester 2022 will take place online. Deadline for recording submission is January 14 at 11:59 p.m. Submit your recordings, uploaded to an unlisted YouTube file. It's permissible to send multiple files, or combine all the elements into one file. Send the completed YouTube video link(s) to Yudi Ouyang, KU Group Piano Coordinator, at yudi_oy@ku.edu.

Creating and Sharing an Unlisted YouTube Video

  1. Sign into your YouTube Account.
  2. Go to your My Videos page.
  3. Upload your Quiz-Out video(s).
  4. Select the video that you’d like to make an unlisted video. Click the Edit button to access the video’s settings.
  5. Go to the Privacy section of the page. There you’ll see the option to mark you video as "unlisted," "public," or "private." Select unlisted.
  6. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button. Once you’ve done this, your video will be an unlisted video.
  7. Send the YouTube video link, which is located directly under the "Unlisted" button, to Yudi Ouyang, KU Group Piano Coordinator, at yudi_oy@ku.edu.
  8. Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022.