Application Process

New students are admitted to the School of Music for the fall semester only. The application deadline for undergraduate programs is January 15.

1. Begin your application.

Students who are new to Memorial University:Follow these application instructions. You can check the status of your application and supporting documents by logging into the online application for admission.

Current or former Memorial students: Use the "Admissions" menu within Memorial Self-Service to apply for the Bachelor of Music program. This is also how you check the status of your application and supporting documents.

2. Select your instrument.

All applicants to the Bachelor of Music and the Joint Degrees Program are required to perform an audition. Find specific requirements for your principle instrument here.

If you are auditioning under more than one instrument, you will need to complete a separate application for each.

3. Provide contact information for your referee.

Prior to applying, ask a musician who knows you well if they would be willing to write a reference for you (i.e. your current private music teacher, school choir or band conductor). We recommend you ask their permission and confirm their email address as you will be required to provide your referee’s name and email address within the application.

Your referee will receive an email from with a link to the online reference form. The deadline to submit reference is February 1.

4. Write or upload your Personal Statement and Musical Experience.

Applicants to the Joint Degrees Program will also write or upload an essay describing their interests in this program of study.

5. Upload Proof of Indigenous Ancestry.

Those who have identified as Indigenous Canadian and who wish to be considered for the Indigenous seat allocation are required to provide a copy of your status card of a letter from the leader of your First Nations, Inuit, or Metis community.

6. Upload unofficial transcripts.

Include your unofficial academic records from your high school or other post-secondary institutions.

7. Pay the Application Fees.

A valid credit card (Visa or MasterCard) is required to submit the online application.

Undergraduate and 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.

If you have questions about the application process, please 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