5.3 Admission/Readmission Requirements to the Bachelor of Music Degree Program

In addition to meeting these requirements, applicants for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce must meet additional requirements as outlined under Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce, Admission Requirements below.

  1. All applicants are required to audition to the satisfaction of the School on the instrument that they have chosen as their Principal Applied Study in their degree program.

    1. The School offers instruction in voice, piano. organ, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Audition requirements for each instrument may be obtained from the School of Music General Office or online at www.mun.ca/music.

    2. Auditions are normally held in early March. Dates and locations of upcoming auditions are available from the School of Music General Office or online at www.mun.ca/music/programs.

    3. Late auditions may be held if space is available. Students auditioning late are normally not eligible for School of Music entrance scholarships.

    4. Transfer students and students seeking readmission to the music degree program must audition to determine their placement in applied study courses. The level of audition should be equivalent to the jury requirements for the prerequisite of the course to which they are seeking admission. Jury requirements are available from the Office of the School of Music or through the School of Music website at www.mun.ca/music.

    5. Transfer credit is not normally awarded for Music 4095, Music 4140 and Principal Applied Study courses.

  2. All applicants are also required to take the following admission and placement tests:

    1. Placement Test in Theory and Musicianship: This test in basic rudiments, aural perception, and simple four-part harmony will be administered during the entrance audition period.

    2. Sightsinging Test: This short test is administered individually.

    3. Piano Proficiency Test: This test assesses students' basic keyboard skills. Successful completion of the test is a prerequisite to required second-year core program courses. Students are advised to contact the School of Music regarding scheduling of the test and for information about private remedial piano instruction.

    4. Writing Test: This test is administered during the entrance audition period. It is intended to assess students’ writing skills and their capacity to articulate ideas about music.

  3. The School will notify applicants in writing when a decision has been made regarding admission.

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