Audition Information

MMus in Literature and Performance Program

Live auditions

Auditions will be held on campus on the following days:

  • February 15, 2019: Orchestral Instruments, Voice
  • February 16, 2019: Keyboard, Voice
  • February 17, 2019: Keyboard 

Once you have submitted your complete application and it has been processed, we will email you to arrange your audition. A list of professional accompanists as well as information on accommodation will be provided when your audition is booked.

If you are unable to travel to London, Ontario for a live audition, you may supply us with a link in the online application to a site (such as You Tube) where your video recording can be viewed. Video recordings must be recent: recorded no more than 9 months prior to the application date. If you are unable to provide links online, you may mail us a DVD of your video recording (see mailing address below). Note that DVDs and online links must be received by the application deadline.

MMus Audition Requirements by Instrument Type

DMA Program - note application deadline is December 10

Pre-screening Audition

As part of the online application, all applicants to the DMA program are required to provide a recent video recording to serve as a pre-screening audition. In the application, please provide a URL for a site (such as YouTube) where your video recording can be viewed.

Live auditions

On the basis of the online application and pre-screening audition, only selected applicants will be invited to campus for a live audition on the weekend of February 15-17, 2019.  Auditions will include performance of prepared repertoire, an interview, and examinations that may include the following:

      • A “quick study” performance examination (e.g., the applicant will be given a piece 24 hours beforehand to prepare and perform as part of the live audition and interview)
      • Two diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory, demonstrating at a minimum their mastery of music theory and music history material covered in the first two years of an undergraduate degree in music
      • Keyboard and aural skills where specified within Fields
      • Language and diction examinations where specified by Fields.

 DMA Audition Requirements by Instrument

Contact Information

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) 
Catherine Nolan, PhD

Graduate Program Assistant
Audrey Yardley-Jones

Mailing address:

Graduate Program Assistant
Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College room 216
Western University
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7  CANADA