Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2012/2013)
18.2 Qualifications for Admission
  1. Admission to the program is limited and competitive. The application deadline is December 15 for admission to the following Fall semester. Under special circumstances, applicants may be considered for admission to the Winter semester. For further information, contact the School of Music.

  2. To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants shall meet the requirements set out in General Regulations for Admission, Master's Program. Applicants to the M.Mus. will normally hold a Bachelor of Music or equivalent from a recognized university or conservatory. Preference will be given to applicants who hold first class standing in their undergraduate program.

  3. In addition to the requirements above, admission is further determined by audition and diagnostic examinations.

    1. Auditions for September entry are normally held in late February or early March of each year. Check the School of Music website at for dates and locations.

    2. Applicants to the M.Mus. in Performance or Performance/Pedagogy may submit the audition as a professional quality video recording if they are unable to attend the live auditions. An unedited live performance is preferred. The audition program should display a range of performance styles and repertoire. Applicants should consult the School of Music website at for details on length of audition and appropriate repertoire.

    3. Applicants to the M.Mus. in Conducting should submit professional quality video recordings of their work with a minimum of two different types of ensembles. These video recordings should include both rehearsals and performances.

    4. Applicants to all M.Mus. programs will be required to write diagnostic examinations measuring their skills and knowledge in the standard areas of musical literacy. These include music theory and analysis, aural skills, and music history and literature which includes repertoire knowledge in the performance area. Applicants who display deficiencies in any of these areas may still be considered for admission. Once admitted, however, they will be required to take remedial course work in addition to the required program.

    5. Voice and choral conducting applicants will have language competency assessed during the audition. Students admitted in voice and in choral conducting who lack sufficient background in English, German, French and Italian diction and basic comprehension will be required to take remedial undergraduate course work.

    6. Further information about the audition requirements, the diagnostic exams and language competency requirements is available at or from the Associate Dean, School of Music.