Step One: Apply to Queen's
Detailed information on applying to Queen's University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre is available on the Queen's Admissions website.
Admission into our direct entry music program (BMus) includes both the required application to Music (QM) through the OUAC (Ontario Universities' Application Centre) website (ouac.on.ca) and an audition at Queen’s.
Secondary School prerequisites include: Six 4U and 4M courses with an overall average of at least 78%. Must include English 4U and a minimum of one additional 4U course.
Applicants to the B.Mus./B.Ed. program must complete the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) online by February 15, 2018.
Step Two: Book Your Audition
Audition Dates 2018: Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 24
All candidates for admission into the B.Mus. program (including concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants) will be invited to come to Queen's for an audition and interview, at which time they will have an opportunity to meet faculty and students, and to ask questions about the program. Audition requirements include:
o Performance audition - A minimum intermediate/advanced level of performance on a primary instrument or voice is required. This is comparable to Grade 8 Conservatory. Piano auditions require Grade 9 Conservatory repertoire.
o Theory/aural skills test - Advanced Rudiments level theory. This is comparable to RCM Grade 8 Theory.
o Interview with faculty member – This allows the student to ask any questions about the program and also gives us the opportunity to get to know the applicants on a personal basis.
Please note, students do not need to have completed Conservatory exams prior to auditioning but must play repertoire at the required level.
A non-refundable audition fee of $55.00 must be submitted to Queen's Music, and the PSE (for ConEd) must be completed online by February 15, 2018.
Candidates living beyond a 500 km radius from Kingston may make arrangements to submit an authenticated recorded audition (CD or DVD). Your recorded audition must be received by Queen's Music by March 1, 2018 for B.Mus./B.Ed. and April 1, 2018 for B.Mus. It may be possible to arrange an audition at a local festival, if the adjudicator is a member of the Faculty from Queen's Music. Be sure to make arrangements in advance by contacting us.
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