How to Apply to Western Music

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Application Process

2023 Auditions/Interviews

2023 Audition Dates:

Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22
Thursday, February 23
Friday, February 24
Saturday, March 4
Saturday, March 11
Saturday, March 18
Saturday, April 1

Certain instruments or programs will be auditioned on certain dates. Once you have completed registration, we will email you with an audition/interview date from those listed above.

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

Fee
$70

Registration link

Register Here


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

Maps & Directions

1. Apply to Western

Apply to Western University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre

2. Register for your audition/interview

After completing step 1 and you have received your Western student number, register for an audition/interview with Western Music and pay the $70 audtion/interview fee by February 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted beyond February 1, but we encourage registration as early as possible.

Register here

3. Submit your documents

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, 2023. Applications will be accepted beyond February 1, but we encourage registration as early as possible.

4. Take a Music Theory Assessment

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

5. Meet with us

Attend an audition/interview on your assigned date. Bachelor of Music applicants, be sure to check your Instrument/Program Requirements in advance.

Admission Requirements & Forms

You must submit two Letters of Recommendation from two different referees, along with a completed Questionnaire for each of your chosen programs by February 1, 2023Applications will be accepted beyond February 1, but we encourage registration as early as possible.

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
Audition and interview required
Letter of Recommendation form
Questionnaire form

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

Bachelor of Arts (Popular Music Studies)
Interview required (plus recorded audition)
Letter of Recommendation form  
Questionnaire form

Bachelor of Arts (Music Administrative Studies)
Interview required (plus recorded audition)
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.


Auditions and Interviews

Auditions and interviews will be in person this year.

Requirements for Bachelor of Music Applicants

Applicants are expected to audition in person for the Bachelor of Music program, but those living outside Ontario, or by special permission, may send a recording. These applicants will also participate in an interview via Zoom with the audition panel. 

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.

Requirements for Popular Music & Music Administrative Studies Applicants

Applicants for the Major in Popular Music Studies and Music Administrative Studies programs are required to send a pre-recorded video and attend a live interview at Western. We will schedule Zoom interviews for applicants living outside Ontario, or by special permission.


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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