This is the shortened PROMS version, which comprises eight subtests and takes about 35 minutes to complete. Includes personalized performance feedback.


Duration: 35 min

Subtests: Melody, Rhythm, Rhythm-to-Melody, Tuning, Accent, Instruments, Tempo, Pitch

To start the PROMS-S, select one of the languages below:

English version


German version




Law, L. & Zentner, M. (2012). Assessing musical abilities objectively: Construction and validation of the Profile of Music Perception Skills. PLoS ONE 7(12): e52508.

Strauss, H. & Zentner, M. (2015). Objectively assessed musical ability and empathy: an analysis based on two multicomponential measures, 4th Conference on Music and Emotion, October 12-14, Geneva. [Download pdf]

Zentner, M. & Strauss, H. (2017). Assessing musical ability quickly and objectively: Development and validation of the Short-PROMS and the Mini-PROMS. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1440, 33-45. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13410

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