Applications for admission should be submitted online to the School of Graduate Studies. The application form can be found on their web site at Information about the admission procedures for the School of Graduate Studies can be found in the University Calendar at Please consult this information for full details. Additional information for international students can be found at

Applicants for admission to the Master of Music program 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. Click here for audition locations and dates.

Specific Requirements: Conducting

Applications must include a list of recent and relevant conducting experiences, as well as a video recording of high quality demonstrating the candidate’s skills in both rehearsal and performance. The recording should include music of different styles and style periods, and should be sent directly to the School of Music.

After the videos have been reviewed, selected candidates will be invited for a live audition where the applicant will rehearse with a university ensemble. Music for this rehearsal will be determined in consultation with the School of Music.

Specific Requirements: Performance & Performance/Pedagogy

A recorded audition may be submitted if an in person audition is an impossibility. Recordings must be of professional calibre. Check this page for more information.

The audition 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. Applicants may not be asked to play the entire program, but must be prepared to do so.

All accompanied repertoire, including concertos, must be performed with an accompanist. On request, the School will provide contact information for professional accompanists who are available in St. John’s for the live auditions.

Specific audition requirements for each instrument can be found here.



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