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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Music Notation: History & Theory
Course SummaryThe state of Oregon has replaced the ORELA Music exam with the National Evaluation Series (NES) Music test. Work through this comprehensive test prep course to review all of the musical concepts that you'll be asked about on this teacher certification exam.
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About This Course
If you're an aspiring music teacher who needs to prepare for the NES Music exam, take a look at this convenient online test preparation course. Inside, you'll find short, informative and engaging lessons that discuss important musical concepts, genres, composers, compositions and more. You can also use the NES Music to help you study. The following topics are covered on the exam:
- Music notation
- Meter, rhythm and melody
- Musical instruments and forms
- Instrumental and vocal ensembles
- Operas and orchestral music
- Music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras
- Musical theater
- Pop, world, jazz and modern music
About the Exam
The state of Oregon is currently using the NES Music exam for educator licensure purposes. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in a three-hour timeframe. The four exam sections include Aural Analysis Skills (23%), Music Theory & Composition (23%), Music History & Culture (23%) and Music Methodology & Performance (31%). The exam is offered in a computer-based format, and it's available to take year round by appointment.
NES Music Exam Preparation and Registration
You can study for the NES exam at any time using your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Our expert instructors present music terms and concepts in a way that's easy to understand and remember. You can solidify your understanding of the material by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exams. Feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions, and when you're finished with each chapter, try the course's final assessment.
Registration for the exam can be completed through the official NES website. The registration process asks you to select an upcoming test date and nearby testing center. From there, you'll pay an exam fee and agree to all testing rules and policies. Once you've taken the test, you'll receive an official score report within a few weeks.
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