School of Music

BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE: ADMISSION AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS

1. Applicants wishing to enter the Bachelor of Music degree must complete the School of Music application form in addition to the "Application for Admission to the University" form. Both forms are available from the University Registrar's Office or from the School of Music.

2. Admission to the Bachelor of Music degree is normally possible in the fall semester only. The application deadline for admission to the fall semester is January 31.

3. Notwithstanding the above:

a) students who have withdrawn from the music degree programme may apply to be re-admitted in either the fall or winter semester.

b) students transferring from post-secondary music programmes at other institutions may be considered for admission in the winter semester if they have the prerequisites to enter a sufficient number of music courses in that semester.

c) the application deadline for admission to the winter semester is September 30.

4. All candidates must satisfy the general admission requirements of the University and must satisfy additional requirements of the School of Music as set out below:

(a) Placement Test in Theory and Musicianship.

This test in basic rudiments, aural perception, and simple four-part harmony will be given during the entrance audition period.

(b) Audition.

All applicants are required to audition to the satisfaction of the School on the instrument that they have chosen as their principal applied study in their degree programme (i.e. voice, piano, organ, guitar, or any orchestral instrument.) Auditions are held in the winter semester, usually during the midterm break. Late auditions will be accepted if space is available. Students auditioning late are normally not eligible for School of Music entrance scholarships.

Transfer students and students seeking re-admission to the music degree programme must audition to determine their placement in applied study courses. The level of audition should be equivalent to the jury requirements for the prerequisite of the course to which they are seeking admission. Jury requirements are available from the office of the School of Music.

(c) Piano Proficiency Test.

Applicants whose principal applied study is other than keyboard are also required to demonstrate a reasonable technical facility at the piano. Applicants whose level of attainment is not acceptable to the School will be required to repeat and pass the Piano Proficiency Test prior to registering for Music 1127. Students are advised to contact the School of Music regarding scheduling of the test and for information about private remedial piano instruction. Details of audition requirements are specified in a brochure available from the School of Music.

5. With the exception of those who have completed Music 440B or 445B, students who are not registered for a principal applied study course or Education 403X at the end of the regular registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn from the music degree programme.

6. A student who withdraws from a principal applied study course at any time in the semester shall have his/her eligibility to continue in the degree programme reviewed by the Undergraduate Studies Committee. The committee shall determine whether or not the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn.

7. A student whose average in music courses falls below 65% in any semester will be placed on probation.

8. A student will be required to withdraw from the music degree programme, if

(a) the student's average in music courses falls below 65% in each of TWO consecutive semesters of registration in the programme, or

b) the student fails any music course more than once.

9. Students who have withdrawn from the music degree programme and wish to re-enter the programme must re-apply in competition. A student re-entering the Bachelor of Music degree programme may be re-admitted on probation if the Admissions Committee so recommends.

10. Students who have been required to withdraw from the music degree programme may apply for re-admission after a minimum of TWO semesters (excluding spring semester) have elapsed following the withdrawal.

11. Students who have been required to withdraw from the music degree programme twice are ineligible for further re-admission.

12. Students in the performance major programme who fail to achieve a minimum grade of 75% in each of Music 345B and Music 445B will be required to repeat the course. Students who fail to achieve a minimum grade of 75% on the second attempt will be required to withdraw from the performance major. In such cases, the student may apply in writing to the Director for admission into a major other than performance.

13. A student may not register for and repeat a principal applied study course that s/he has already successfully completed, unless the student has the written permission of the Director.

14. Students wishing to appeal matters pertaining to admission, re-admission and academic standing must make the appeal in writing to the Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee of the School of Music.

15. In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the admission, re-admission, and course requirements that apply only to the School of Music, subject to ratification by the Academic Council. Such waivers shall not reduce the total number of music courses required for the degree.

16. Supplemental examinations are not normally available for music courses. However, in exceptional circumstances the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may give permission for a supplemental examination to be administered.


Last modified on October 8, 1997 by MaryJane Puxley

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