The Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music offers a one-year Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance for advanced students preparing for further study or professional activity. They may take courses at the Faculty of Music as well as in other faculties and schools at the University of Manitoba.
The Post-Baccalaureate in Performance is a unique program where students (in conjunction with a Faculty Advisor) design their own program of study and tailor it to their own areas of interest.
Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance is by application and audition. Applicants must posesses a Bachelor of Music degree or a Conservatory Diploma taken in residence (refer to the Post-Baccalaureate Applicant Information Bulletin).
Amber Epp, B. Mus Performance '09, PBDP '12 (Jazz Piano)
*The application deadline for programs beginning in September 2014 is February 15, 2014. Download the Application Instructions here.
In person auditions are tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2014 at the Faculty of Music, or on an as-required basis.
Please note: to be eligible for scholarships or bursaries, students must meet all application deadlines, and audition during regular live audition dates. While in-person auditions are strongly encouraged, you may audition via high-quality DVD recording.
New this Year:
Students wishing to study at the Faculty of Music complete the University of Manitoba on-line application and pay the application fee.
Be sure to complete the section pertaining to the Post-Bacclaureate Diploma in Performance. Required documents may be uploaded directly to the application site.
Documents to be included with your application: personal essay, curriculum vita, post-secondary transcripts (with English translations if required), references
Letters of Reference may be uploaded directly to the application site, or sent directly to the Faculty of Music by the referees.
Candidates should prepare an entrance audition of at least 15-20 minutes of music in contrasting styles. All works requiring accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. It is the applicant's responsibility to find an accompanist, with the exception of Jazz, where a rhythm section will be provided. The audition will include sight-reading and/or singing, and an interview.
A longer audition may be required in a particular area; some specific requirements are:
Piano: The audition program of professional-level repertoire should include: a minimum of two contrasting movements of a classical sonata, one of which is in sonata form; a romantic work; a minimum of two other works chosen from the baroque, impressionist and/or 20th century/contemporary periods. Audition programs must be approved by the area coordinator. At the time of the audition, jurors will select repertoire from the candidate’s approved program totaling 20-30 minutes in length.
Collaborative Piano: There are specific auditions requirements; please contact the area coordinator.
Voice: The audition program should consist of two arias (one opera, one oratorio) and three art songs in contrasting languages.
Jazz: Please refer to separate attached sheet for specific requirements.
Strings: Please refer to separate attached sheet for specific requirements.
Please consult with the area coordinator of your discipline for further audition requirements.
Brass - Richard Gillis: Richard.Gillis@umanitoba.ca
Collaborative Piano - Judith Kehler Siebert: Judith.KehlerSiebert@umanitoba.ca
OR Laura Loewen: Laura.Loewen@umanitoba.ca
Jazz - Anna-Lisa Kirby: Anna-Lisa.Kirby@umanitoba.ca
Piano - David Moroz: David.Moroz@umanitoba.ca
Strings - Oleg Pokhanovski: Oleg.Pokhanovski@umanitoba.ca
OR Minna Rose Chung: Minna.Chung@umanitoba.ca
Voice - Mel Braun: Mel.Braun@umanitoba.ca
Percussion - Richard Gillis: Richard.Gillis@umanitoba.ca
Woodwinds - Allen Harrington: Allen.Harrington@umanitoba.ca
Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by the Music office to set up your audition date and time.
Criteria for Selection of Applicants:
Please note that admission may not be possible for all qualified applicants.
Admission is dependent on:
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