In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, Music 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. Live auditions are scheduled for early February.
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 early Winter).
c) Demonstrated competence on a major instrument or voice.
Master of Music (Composition)
a) A completed Bachelor of Music degree (or equivalent), including study in composition.
b) A portfolio of at least three recent compositions, together with recordings (where available). Applicants wishing to specialize in electroacoustic composition must submit recordings.
Master of Music (Sonic Arts)
a) A completed Bachelor of Music degree (or equivalent) with a major, minor or concentration in Electroacoustic Music, Sonic Arts, Digital Audio Arts or similar field.
b) A portfolio of recent sonic arts creative and/or research projects, and a research paper.
Master of Music (Music Education)
Music is not currently accepting applications to the Master of Music (Music Education) for the 2014-2015 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.
e) Sonic Arts - a portfolio of sonic arts creative and/or research projects, and an extended research paper.