Undergraduate Students

Ensemble and Production Auditions

Any Queen's student is welcome to audition to be part of our Music or Drama productions. Audition information is below.

Students interested in enrolling in the Bachelor of Music program must complete an audition to enter the degree program. Audition information is available here. Acceptance into the Bachelor of Music program automatically enrols you into Applied Instruction (private singing or instrumental lessons).

All students will need to audition for ensembles and shows.

Drama Majors - Cast Performance

Drama Major Productions

Each semester, the DAN School produces a theatrical work called 'The Majors.’ All Queen's students are allowed to audition to be part of the cast or apply to be part of the crew. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.

Upon instructor approval, students can register for course credit for their involvement in the Drama Majors. 


Instrumental Ensembles

Music Ensembles

Undergraduate students within the Faculty of Arts and Science can enrol in an ensemble for a course credit of 1.5 units upon completing a successful audition/application. Students from across the university and community members are also welcome to audition for an ensemble. Those who successfully complete an audition will be enrolled as non-credit participants. The fee to participate as a non-credit student is $200. This fee can be paid at the DAN School office in Harrison-LeCaine Hall before the first rehearsal.  

All ensembles are scheduled to run through the Fall and Winter terms and both credit and non-credit students must participate in both terms. Students may register for credit in a maximum of three ensembles per year. 

All ensembles will perform throughout the year as part of the DAN School Ensemble Concert Series. Auditions and applications for a place in these ensembles are held before the start of the Fall term. The audition process involves demonstrating your musical abilities by performing specified selections. Audition materials and further information about the audition and application process can be found through the link below.

Our ensemble courses are available at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year levels, so you can continue your artistic progression throughout your time at Queen’s. Please note, students will be registered in the ensemble course number to match their year of study. 

Ensemble information and audition requirements for the 2024-25 year available here.


Applied Instruction - Tricolour Cellos in Snow

Applied Instruction Auditions

Students can audition to receive applied singing or instrumental lessons for credit.

  • Students in the Bachelor of Music program audition for these lessons when they seek entrance into the program.
  • Students in other undergraduate programs at Queen’s can audition in the Fall to take applied instruction for credit through the DAN School. In addition to the regular tuition fee, students are charged an additional fee for private music lessons: estimated cost $1,600.