Why Music @ Memorial?

Memorial's School of Music, the largest in Atlantic Canada, is a vibrant community of performing and creative musicians, together with researchers whose work encompasses a wide range of interests across the spectrum areas of musical enquiry. Its graduate programs in performance, performance/pedagogy, and conducting offer a select number of candidates professional apprenticeships in one of Canada's most vital musical environments. Its faculty are internationally renowned musicians and scholars who are as engaged in teaching as they are in practice. Alongside them, graduate students have unique opportunities to launch their professional lives through concentrated study and internships.

The Master of Music programs in performance, performance/pedagogy, and conducting directly address the variety of career and life skills which the contemporary musician must possess. Intensive performance studies are complemented with a range of other learning and experiential opportunities that address the roles that make up the profession today, including teacher, small-business person, and community cultural advocate.

Description of program

  • MMus – The MMus program involves courses only and can be completed in 2 years of full-time study.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MMus – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in Music; successful performance audition in candidate’s principal area of applied study; (entrance auditions held in late February or early March)

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Program Information
Degrees Offered:





MMus: 2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

December 15 for Fall admission (entrance auditions in March)


MMus: $7,000-$12,000

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Tuition (NL students):

MMus: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MMus: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MMus: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000