Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
20.2 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.

    1. Auditions for September entry are normally held in late February or early March of each year. Check the School of Music website at www.mun.ca/music 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. The recording must be unedited; live performances are preferred. The audition program should display a range of performance styles and repertoire. Applicants should consult the School of Music website at www.mun.ca/music 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 may also be asked to submit a sample of their academic written work.

  5. Once they have been admitted, students may be required to write diagnostic exams in music theory, aural skills, and/or music history. Voice and choral conducting students will also have their knowledge of lyric diction assessed. If weaknesses are identified, students may be required to complete remedial undergraduate course work.