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.
Step Two: Book Your Audition
Audition Dates 2020:
Sunday, March 1
Sunday, March 22
Saturday, March 28
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. For more specific information about the music to be played at an audition please see: Preparing for Your Audition-Sample 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.
Candidates living beyond a 500 km radius from Kingston may make arrangements to submit an authenticated recorded audition. Instructions will be given on where to upload your video once your audition has been booked by the Dan School. Your recorded audition must be received by Queen's Music before the application deadline for B.Mus. and BMus/B.Ed. applicants.
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.