The Music Literacy Program (MLP), formerly Musicianship Examinations, provides an opportunity for students to assess their knowledge of music theory through a proctored written exam.

2022 Dates and Details

LWMTA will offer Written Theory and Rhythm in 2022. You may choose to enter your student(s) in one testing area or both testing areas, for the same flat entry fee.

  • Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (students may drop in anytime)
  • Eastside Bahai Center, 16007 NE 8th St, Bellevue
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Fee: $12 per student (for any number of testing areas)
Registration Information

1. Register for the LWMTA Music Literacy Program
2. Pay for the LWMTA Music Literacy Program (you must first login to

Preparing for the Music Literacy Program

The Music Literacy Program (MLP) is designed to be a suggested curriculum of independent music study. This noncompetitive program consists of ten progressive levels. The curriculum is coupled with an annual evaluation sponsored by WSMTA local associations. The MLP provides valuable feedback for teachers, students and parents through a written evaluation and individual scores in each area.

The written test (Levels 1-10) is estimated to take students 20-30 minutes to complete. The rhythm test (Levels 1-10) will also be offered. No additional fee will be charged to participate. On registration sheet, select one or both of these test options for each student registering.

For a complete testing guide, click here.

Chair: Mary Kaye Owen, NCTM