28.2 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 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 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. Once they have been admitted, students will be required to complete diagnostic exams in music theory, aural skills. 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.

The information on this site has been extracted from the Official 2023-2024 University Calendar. While every reasonable effort has been made to duplicate the information contained in the official University Calendar, if there are differences, the official Memorial University of Newfoundland Calendar will be considered the final and accurate authority.

Copyright © 2024 Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.