How to Apply to Western Music

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Need more information about applying to Western Music? We're here to help!

Odilla Van Delinder
Undergraduate Admissions Assistant
519-661-2044
ovandeli@uwo.ca

Sasha Gorbasew
Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-661-2111 x80532
agorbase@uwo.ca

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Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 210
Western University
1151 Richmond St.
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

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Application Process

1) Apply to Western University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre

2) Register for an audition and interview with Western Music by February 1, 2022

3) Submit a completed Questionnaire for each of your chosen programs, and ask two different referees to each submit a Letter of Recommendation by February 1, 2022

4) Take an online Music Theory Assessment prior to your audition/interview

5) Attend your audition/interview on the assigned date (be sure to check your Instrument Requirements in advance)

Since enrolment is limited and competitive, you are encouraged to register for an audition/interview and submit all forms at your soonest convenience.   

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Audition/Interview Requirements

The admission process for Western Music requires an audition and/or interview, depending on the program.

Bachelor of Music – Audition and interview required
Bachelor of Arts (Music) – Interview required
Bachelor of Arts (Popular Music Studies) – Interview required (plus recorded audition)
Bachelor of Arts (Music Administrative Studies) – Interview required (plus recorded audition)


Audition/Interview Dates for Spring 2022

February 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26
March 5, 12, 19 & 26
April 2

Certain instruments or programs will be auditioned on certain dates. Once you have completed registration, we will be in touch by email to assign your audition/interview date from those listed above.


Audition/Interview Fee

The audition/interview fee is $70, payable by credit card during online registration.

If you are unable to use our online system, please contact ovandeli@uwo.ca to arrange payment and request PDF or printed versions of the registration forms, which may be submitted by email or mail. Payment must be received before an audition or interview can be scheduled.

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Admission Forms

You must submit two Letters of Recommendation from two different referees, along with a completed Questionaire for each of your chosen programs by February 1, 2022.

Please forward a link to the Letter of Recommendation form to each of your referees. If you or your referees are unable to use our online system, please contact ovandeli@uwo.ca to request PDF or printed versions of the forms, which may be submitted by email or mail.

Please note that conservatory certificates are not required, but you may share any conservatory certificates in your completed questionnaire.

Bachelor of Music
Letter of Recommendation form
Questionnaire form

Bachelor of Arts (Music)
Letter of Recommendation form
Questionnaire form

Bachelor of Arts (Popular Music Studies)
Letter of Recommendation form  
Questionnaire form

Bachelor of Arts (Music Administrative Studies)
Letter of Recommendation form  
Questionnaire form


Music Theory Assessment

All applicants are required to take an online Theory Assessment before their audition. Instructions for completing the Music Theory Assessment online, including the link to the assessment, will be sent via e-mail after your audition/interview has been scheduled. The assessment covers music rudiments: scales, key signatures, rhythm, meter, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and inversions. The purpose of this assessment is to determine preparedness for first-year music theory. Applicants who struggle with the material covered on the assessment will be encouraged to do preparatory work in basic music theory before entering the program.


What to Play at Your Audition

To prepare for your audition, applicants should review the content in the related conservatory theory rudiments for the expected grade level of their instrument, available via our Instrument Requirements webpage.


Contact Us

Need more information about applying to Western Music? We're here to help!

Odilla Van Delinder
Undergraduate Admissions Assistant
519-661-2044
ovandeli@uwo.ca

Sasha Gorbasew
Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-661-2111 x80532
agorbase@uwo.ca

Visit Us

Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 210
Western University
1151 Richmond St.
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

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