Application Information: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance


Applications will be available after November 1, 2019. - closed

Application deadline: February 15, 2020 ; closed.  Applicant information bulletin

Your application includes the following documents, which are to be uploaded to your online application:

  • A personal essay of 250-300 words which outlines your musical aspirations and your plans for achieving them
  • Curriculum vita
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Two letters of reference


While in-person auditions are strongly encouraged, you may audition via high-quality video recording.

Audition dates:

Audition dates for September 2020 entry: Mar.4-6, 2020. - closed

Students will be contacted by the Music Admissions Coordinator regarding specific audition dates and times 2-3 weeks after the online applications close.

Audition Requirements: 

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 fee must be paid before the audition. For audition requirements, contact Will Bonness at

Collaborative Piano Auditions
:  students auditioning in person for collaborative piano pay $25 to cover the expenses for the provision of supporting collaborative artists. This fee must be paid before the audition.

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 may include sight-reading and/or singing, and an interview.

Specific Audition requirements by discipline:

Collaborative Piano




Criteria for Selection of Applicants:

Please note that admission may not be possible for all qualified applicants.

Admission is dependent on:

  • the number of spaces available
  • the area of major practical study
  • instructor availability
  • performance & sight-reading ability as demonstrated at the audition
  • previous academics
  • letters of reference
  • interview
  • other information provided with the application - personal essay, cv, etc.