Musicianship is a broad program of study that focuses on the theoretical aspects of music. Topics covered in the four levels of musicianship classes include clef reading, intervals, sight-reading, ear-training and dictation. A vital feature of the program lies in the strengthening of aural recognition skills, which will greatly aid the student in solo as well as ensemble playing. A placement exam, administered at entrance auditions, is used to determine the appropriate class level. New to musicianship are conducting and score-reading, open to anybody who qualifies.