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

Auditions will be held on campus on the following days:

  • February 14, 2020: Orchestral Instruments, Voice
  • February 15, 2020: Keyboard, Voice
  • February 16, 2020: 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 14-16, 2020.  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