In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Department requires that all applicants submit:
a) One-page letter detailing their specific reasons for pursuing graduate study
b) Two reference letters
Other requirements are outlined below and based on the degree being pursued.
Master of Music (Performance)
A live audition or video/audio recording. Repertoire for the audition must contain representative works from a variety of historical periods and must demonstrate an advanced level of technical accomplishment. Recordings should be approximately 20-30 minutes in length.
Master of Music (Conducting)
a) A completed Bachelor of Music degree, including study in conducting
b) Demonstrated ability in an audition, which can be met in two ways:
- A video of approximately fifteen minutes
- A rehearsal of a University ensemble (during Fall and Winter)
c) Demonstrated competence on a major instrument or voice
Master of Music (Composition)
a) A completed Bachelor of Music degree, including study in composition
b) A portfolio of at least three recent compositions, together with recordings where available
Master of Music (Music Education)
The Department is not currently accepting applications to the Master of Music (Music Education) for the 2010-2011 academic year.
a) Normally, two years of successful teaching experience or equivalent professional involvement in music education
b) An essay on a topic in Music Education prepared during or subsequent to the applicant’s undergraduate work
Master of Arts (Musicology)
A research essay or paper of approximately 10-15 pages on a topic in music history or theory prepared during or subsequent to the applicant’s undergraduate course work.
Doctor of Philosophy
a) A recognized Master’s degree or equivalent
b) Composition - a portfolio of works, together with recordings, if available, and an extended research paper
c) Musicology - one or two extended research essays of approximately 25 pages in length
d) Music Education - one or two extended research essays