December 1, 2019 - Application deadline for September 2020 entry - Application closed
January 22-24, 2020 - Auditions dates for September 2020 entry.
June 15, 2020 - Application deadline for January 2021 entry - Application closed
Please note: For auditions, we are only accepting video recordings at this time.
Although it is possible to begin a Master of Music degree during the Winter Term, it is recommended that applicants begin their program in the Fall Term (September) of each academic year.
To be considered for Desautels Faculty of Music scholarships, applicants must meet the application deadline and audition during the advertised audition dates.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Music degree or a Conservatory Diploma taken in residence, and are required to apply and audition. Once admitted, all students write a diagnostic exam to evaluate their knowledge of theoretical aspects of tonal and post-tonal music.
Please note, that admission may not be possible for all qualified applicants. Admission is dependent on:
Audition materials for specific area of study:
Master of Music - Composition
Master of Music - Conducting
Master of Music - Collaborative Piano (click)
Master of Music - Instrumental
Master of Music - Jazz Studies (click)
Master of Music - Piano
Master of Music - Strings (click)
Master of Music - Voice
Jazz Auditions: Students auditioning in person on a jazz instrument or jazz voice pay $25 accompanying fee to cover the expenses for a rhythm section, which is provided by the Faculty of Music. This accompanying fee must be paid before the audition.
Collaborative Piano Auditions: Students auditioning in person for collaborative piano pay $50 to cover the expenses for the provision of supporting collaborative artists. This accompanying fee must be paid before the audition.
Vocal and instrumental pieces must be accompanied and you are required to provide your own accompanist.
All Masters students are expected to possess a certain breadth and depth of knowledge of music theory. To assure this, all incoming M.Mus. students will write a diagnostic exam to evaluate their knowledge of theoretical aspects of tonal and post-tonal music. This exam takes place during the week prior to class commencement in Fall. Details of suitable review materials are available here.
Looking for information about tuition and costs? Check out the University of Manitoba resources, starting with the Registrar's Office!
Information for International Students