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Application Process for Music Students

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How can I study music at 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 programs (B.Mus. or B.Mus./B.Ed.) includes both the required application through the OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) and an audition through the Dan School of Drama and Music.

Applicants to the Queen’s B.Mus. degree program must successfully meet the admission requirements of both the University and the audition requirements of the B.Mus. degree. For information about applying to our other programs, including the Bachelor of Arts (Major in Music), please visit our Dan School programs page.  If you are considering a Bachelor of Arts (QA) or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (QB) in Music, you do not need to book an entrance audition. 

 Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person auditions in Spring 2021.

Step One: Apply to Queen's

Deadline to submit completed applications: February 1, 2021

Before you book and submit an audition, you must apply to one or more of our degree programs through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (https://www.ouac.on.ca/). You must apply separately for each degree program they wish to be considered for.

Direct Entry Music degree options include:

  • Bachelor of Music (QM)
  • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (QMM)

Step Two: Book Your Audition

You must book your audition and pay the non-refundable $45 audition fee before your audition can be fully processed.  Please fill out our 2021 Queen’s Music Recorded Audition Booking Form by clicking the link below. 

Step Three: Prepare Your Audition

Candidates for either BMus or BMus/BEd degrees should prepare 15 minutes of music.  A minimum intermediate/advanced level of performance on a primary instrument or voice is required.  This is comparable to Grade 9 Conservatory level for Piano, Grade 8 Organ and grade 9 Piano for Organ, and Grade 8 Conservatory repertoire for all other instruments and voice. 

For more specific information about the music to be played at an audition, please see Preparing For Your Audition for instrument specific requirements.

Step Four: Submit Your Audition

Deadline:  March 21, 2021*

*The Dan School of Drama and Music will be accepting recorded auditions beginning February 1, 2021 for those candidates who would like to submit an early audition.

You must submit an authenticated recorded audition via WeVu. Instructions will be given on how to upload your video once you have booked your audition. Your recorded audition must be received by the Dan School of Drama and Music before the application deadline for B.Mus. and BMus/B.Ed. applicants.

Step Five: Submit Your Theory Test

Deadline:  March 21, 2021*

*Music theory tests must be completed when you submit your audition at the latest

Our Advanced Rudiments level theory test can be completed online. Instructions for submitting your theory test will also be distributed once the Dan School has received your application.  This is comparable to RCM Grade 8 Theory.

Other Programs at The Dan School

Find out more about applying to programs and specializations at The Dan School, including information about Drama, Music/Theatre, Stage and Screen, Computing and the Creative Arts, Opera, Digital Media, and our graduate studies offerings.

Course Paths

Choose your own path in musicology/ethnomusicology,
theory/composition, music education, or applied study (performance)

About the Dan School of Drama & Music

A video story about our program, the Isabel, and how we got our name


Please contact Kim Gudlauski, Undergraduate Assistant and Auditions Coordinator


for more information about applying to study music at Queen’s!