Audition Information

Auditions are only required for applicants to the MMus in Literature and Performance and the DMA program.

MMus in Literature and Performance Program

Live auditions and interviews will be held on campus on the following days:

  • February 18, 2022: Orchestral Instruments, Voice
  • February 19, 2022: Keyboard, Voice
  • February 20, 2022: Keyboard 

If you are unable to travel to London, Ontario for a live audition, you may supply us with a link 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. The link(s) should either be included as part of your online application, or emailed to musicgradaudition@uwo.ca. All video recordings must be received by February 10, 2022.

Once you have submitted your complete application and it has been processed, we will email you to arrange your audition and interview. A time will be scheduled for either a live in-person audition and interview or a Zoom interview for those applicants who submitted a video recording.

Should our local health authorities advise against in-person auditions, all auditions and interviews will take place virtually. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep applicants updated.

MMus Audition Requirements by Instrument Type

DMA Program

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 for a live or virtual audition (via Zoom) and interview on the weekend of February 18-20, 2022

Auditions will include performance of prepared repertoire and interviews:

  • For full details about recommended repertoire for the pre-screening and audition, see: DMA Audition Requirements by Instrument
  • A “quick study” performance examination: Voice applicants will be emailed a piece 24 hours beforehand to prepare and perform as part of the audition (memorization is not required). Solo piano applicants will be emailed a piece 48 hours before the audition (memorization is required).
  • An interview with the audition panel where applicants will be asked to outline their research interests.
  • A 10-minute interview on Zoom with the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) to discuss the written materials submitted with your application, your background, and knowledge of repertoire for your instrument.

Should our local health authorities advise against in-person auditions, all auditions and interviews will take place virtually. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep applicants updated.

 

Contact Information


Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) 
Kevin Mooney, PhD
Email: kmooney@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