Admission

General

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Applicants to the Master of Music program should should follow application instructions provided by the School of Graduate Studies. Find additional information for international applicants here.

All Master of Music applicants are required to perform an audition. Find audition repertoire requirements here.

Applicants to the Master of Music program 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.

Master of Music applicants are required to pay the School of Music Application Fee of $40. The fee is in addition to any general admission/readmission fees that may apply. The fee is non-refundable/non-transferable and will be charged upon submission of this application.

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Specific Requirements: Performance & Performance/Pedagogy

Applicants applying for admission for fall 2021 for the Performance and Performance/Pedagogy streams of the Master of Music degree program should submit video recorded auditions. 

Your video should be of professional calibre. Your program should display a range of performance styles and repertoire. All candidates are encouraged to include some repertoire composed within the last fifty years. Chamber music may be included up to a maximum of either 25% of the total audition time or one work as part of a balanced and varied audition program.

The deadline to submit your video is February 26, 2021Here are instructions for recording and submitting your audition video.

Specific Requirements: Conducting

In respone to healthy and safety concerns, we have modified the audition procedure for conducting applicants who wish to be considered for admission in fall 2021.

Applicants should submit the best, most recent video of their work as a conductor, adhering as closely as possible to the requirements below. Please do not put yourself or others at risk to create a new video for submission. In order to demonstrate your abilities and musicianship, you may wish to also submit video material of a performance in which you play your instrument or sing.

The video should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and, if possible, consist of a rehearsal and performance. (The performance portion of the video can be a complete run through in a rehearsal setting.) The video must show the conductor from a frontal point of view for at least portion of the recording, preferably the rehearsal portion. The recording should ideally include music of different styles and style periods. For those interested in pursuing the Combined Conducting program, the video should consist of a choral work and an instrumental work.

Applicants are also asked to submit a list of recent and relevant conducting experiences.

The deadline to submit your video is February 26, 2021Here are instructions for recording and submitting your audition video.

Once School of Music faculty have reviewed the videos, they will extend invitations to select applicants to participate in interviews with the conducting faculty held on video conference (date TBD).

If you have questions about the application process, contact musicauditions@mun.ca.

Contact

School of Music

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