BMus entrance audition FAQs
Auditions may be played accompanied or unaccompanied.
Vocalists should perform with a pre-recorded accompaniment track (as opposed to a cappella), jazz applicants should also perform with pre-recorded accompaniment. In the voice and jazz auditions, a sound system will be provided with an aux cable connection that you can connect a device to.
No, you do not have to have your entrance audition pieces memorized. If you are able to do some of the repertoire from memory then it does demonstrate thorough study of the piece, but it is not necessary or expected that the audition pieces will be completely memorized.
No, this is not necessary.
The audition is only one part of the admission process. After the auditions, the Division of Music will send their recommendations to the Admissions office; then the Admissions team will complete their review and update your admission status in your Student Centre. This may take some time as Admission decisions are ongoing. Please see your Student Centre for further details.
You will require the eID and password you created at the time of application in order to log into your Student Centre. If you forget your eID/password, please contact IT Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-403-220-5555.
The Division of Music will send you an email with your music theory diagnostic exam results within 10 business days after the auditions close.
There are four ways to satisfy the theory requirement, and passing the diagnostic exam is just one of them. You can also take a Royal Conservatory Level 8 Theory exam and send us proof of completion (RCM Advanced Rudiments or ABRSM Level 5 are also accepted).
Alternatively to the above, you can write the exam again in the last week of August. Finally, you can register in the MUSI 209 - Introduction to Music Theory course, which is offered in the Summer term. Passing any one of the above will satisfy the music theory requirement.
If you do not satisfy the music theory requirement before September courses begin, you may be switched into the BA Music program and required to register in the MUSI 209 - Introduction to Music Theory course, which is offered in the Summer term, to satisfy the music theory requirement. Then you may be able to submit a Change of Program to switch back into the BMus program.
If you do not satisfy the music theory requirement before registration begins, you will not be able to register in MUSI 211, 213 or 225.