Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2011/2012)
6 Bachelor of Music Degree: Admission and Academic Standards
  1. The School of Music application forms are available through the School's website at www.mun.ca/music/programs/undergrad/apply.php or the Office of the Registrar's website at www.mun.ca/regoff/forms.php. Applicants who have not previously attended Memorial University of Newfoundland or those who have not attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in the two preceding semesters must also submit the "Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission" to the University form. The "Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission" form is available at www.mun.ca/regoff/forms.php. Application forms may also be obtained by writing the School of Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 or the Office of the Registrar, Admissions Office, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7.

  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:

    1. students who have withdrawn from the music degree program may apply to be readmitted in either the Fall or Winter semester.

    2. students transferring from post-secondary music programs 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.

    3. the application deadline for admission to the Winter semester is September 30.

  4. Students must meet all regulations of the School as set out below and as specified on the School of Music's website at www.mun.ca/music in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning fees and charges, admission/readmission to the University, and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

    1. Placement Test in Theory and Musicianship: This test in basic rudiments, aural perception, and simple four-part harmony will be administered on-line during the entrance audition period.

    2. 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 program (i.e. voice, piano, organ, guitar, or any orchestral instrument.) Auditions are held in the Winter semester. 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 readmission to the music degree program 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.

    3. Piano Proficiency Test: Piano proficiency is a graduation requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to meet this requirement within the first two years of their programs. 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.

  5. Students admitted to the Bachelor of Music program will be permitted to register for a maximum of 17 credit hours per semester, without requiring written permission of the Dean.

  6. 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 program.

  7. 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 program reviewed by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. The Committee shall determine whether or not the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn.

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

  9. A student will be required to withdraw from the music degree program if a) the student's average in music courses falls below 65% in each of two consecutive semesters of registration in the program, or b) the student's average in music courses falls below 65% in any three semesters of registration in the program, or c) the student fails any music course more than once, or d) the student has been unable to complete two consecutive semesters or three non-consecutive semesters of applied music studies (Music 140A/B, 240A/B, 340A/B, 440A/B, 345A/B, 445A/B).

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

  11. Students who have been required to withdraw from the music degree program may apply for readmission after a minimum of two semesters have elapsed following the withdrawal.

  12. Students who have been required to withdraw from the music degree program twice are ineligible for further readmission.

  13. Students in the Performance Major must attain a minimum grade of 75% in each of the jury exam and the course work for Music 345A/B and Music 445A/B. Students who fail to do so will be required to withdraw from the Performance Major. In such cases, the student may apply in writing to the Dean for admission into a Major other than Performance.

  14. 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 Dean.

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

  16. In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies may waive the admission, readmission, 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.

  17. The active participation in School of Music ensembles is an integral part of a music student’s education. One must be present at rehearsal and performances to have participated in the learning experience. Furthermore, the success of the ensemble as a whole is dependent upon the regular attendance and participation of all members in the ensemble. Accordingly, attendance will be required in the following courses: Music 2611-2620, Music 263A/B, Music 265A/B, Music 3500, and Music 3511-3518.