Wait… That isn’t normal?
Apparently not. I’m not a music major, but I was in a choral ensemble freshman year of college, and only myself and the older music majors knew it. (and by solfege it’s not just knowing do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do, it’s knowing the increment syllables and being able to sightread basically anything on a given do/tonic in solfege. and if you know this i apologize for the review lol)
basically, not every freshman has taken theory, so everyone’s skill levels differ to some degree.