General Information - Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Musical Arts

Admission Requirements

Six approved Grade 12U/M credits, including Grade 12U English (ENG4U), one of which may be Grade 12U Music or equivalent Conservatory certificates (Grade IX vocal or instrumental with Grade III theory) or completion of six Grade 12U and/or M level courses including ENG4U.

Recommendation of the Faculty on the basis of audition and interview (evidence of ability to manage the curriculum, usually manifest in at least Grade VIII performing ability). The Faculty contacts each applicant regarding specific audition requirements and dates. Conservatory certificates are not required.

Students not recommended for admission to the Common First Year of BMus/BMusA programs are automatically considered for admission to the first year of the BA (Music) program.

Piano proficiency at the Grade VI level is strongly recommended before entrance. See Music 0914 in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION section.

Please note that all Academic Calendar information can be found here.


Common First Year

Few music students have a wide grasp of their subject when they enter university. For this reason the Faculty of Music requires them to take a common first year program. During this time students will receive a grounding in many areas that will help them to assess their strengths and interests before choosing a more specialized course of study.

*Students who cannot demonstrate competence in theory rudiments, melody writing and elementary harmony will be required to acquire such competence, by taking Music 0601A or through independent study, prior to enroling in Music 1649A/B. Students who can demonstrate an advanced level of competence in harmony may be granted prerequisite standing for Music 1649A/B and may enroll in Music 1650A/B.