Audition Information

MMus in Literature and Performance Program

Live auditions

Auditions will be held on campus on the following days:

  • February 17, 2017: Orchestral Instruments, Voice
  • February 18, 2017: Keyboard, Voice
  • February 19, 2017: Keyboard 

Once you have submitted your complete application, please email musicgradaudition@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2111 ext. 87786 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, please either mail us a DVD recorded no more than 9 months prior to the application date (see mailing address below), or, in the online application, supply us with a link for a site (such as You Tube) where your recent video recording can be viewed.

MMus Audition Requirements by Instrument Type

DMA Program - note application deadline is December 10, 2016

Pre-screening Audition

As part of the online application, all applicants 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, successful applicants will be invited to campus for a live audition on February 17, 2017.  Auditions will include performance of prepared repertoire (see ), 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
Email: cnolan@uwo.ca

Graduate Program Assistant
Audrey Yardley-Jones
Email: ayardley@uwo.ca

Mailing address:

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