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Ordering Exams

You’ll order the AP Music Theory Exam through AP Registration and Ordering. For more information about ordering AP Exams, go to Ordering Exam Materials.

Ordering Master CDs

Each AP Music Theory Exam order includes one set of master CDs (one master listening CD and one master sight singing CD), regardless of the number of exams ordered. If there will be multiple testing rooms for the AP Music Theory Exam, you’ll need to order a set of master CDs for each testing room. Order additional master CDs by March 15. Review the “Ordering Additional Master CDs” section in the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.

When you submit your exam order, you may request:

  • 1 additional master sight singing CD for every 4 exams ordered
  • 1 additional master listening CD for every 10 exams ordered

You may add additional master CDs to your exam order until March 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Administering the Exams

Student responses for AP Music Theory are recorded using digital recording equipment and must be submitted through the Digital Audio Submission (DAS) portal to be scored. Visit Submitting Audio for more information about the DAS portal.

More information about preparing for and administering these exams will be posted on this page later in the fall. We’ll include an update in the AP Coordinator Newsletter when updates are available here.