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.
December 1, 2018 - Application deadline for September 2019 entry.
January 24-26, 2019 - Auditions dates for September 2019 entry.
June 15, 2019 - Application deadline for January 2020 entry.
July/August, 2019 - Auditions dates for January 2020 entry.
Note: For the M.Music -Conducting degree there will be no intakes of new students for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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.
To be considered for Desautels Faculty of Music scholarships, applicants must meet the application deadline and audition during the advertised audition dates.
Your application includes the following documents, which are to be uploaded to your online application:
Discipline-specific application requirements:
All applicants are required to audition with a program of works representing a variety of historical periods, and exhibiting a variety of contrasting styles. The audition will involve an interview and may also involve sight-reading and/or sight-singing.
*Applicants are encouraged to contact the area coordinator of your discipline for details.
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 $25 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.
"I chose to study at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music because of the highly regarded reputation of the faculty on staff... My expectations of the level of study, professorship, and personal support have been beyond surpassed at the Faculty of Music, and I consider myself to be exceptionally fortunate to have studied here." - Caroline Markos, M.Mus., 2013
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