Next Steps for Music Students

COVID-19 Update

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in person auditions are no longer being offered for the 2020-21 recruitment year. Please complete your audition by using the YouTube option, below. The deadline for auditions is June 13, 2020.

1. Download and complete the Music Theory Assessment

Students interested in studying music at The King's University must download and complete a Music Theory Assessment. The Assessment is designed to gauge the student’s familiarity and proficiency with the notes and rhythms of Western Classical Music prior to the start of their program. Please complete the theory assessment honestly. It will not prevent you from being accepted into the program.

2. Complete an Audition

Students will be contacted by the music faculty with an official audition time before your audition date. To audition, they must submit a recorded audition on these same dates. Submissions can be made to charles.stolte@kingsu.ca.

Audition Submission Deadlines

  • Scholarship applicants: March 15, 2021
  • All other applicants: June 30, 2021

Audition Requirements

It is recommended that all auditioning musicians perform two contrasting selections from Western Classical Music.

Piano: selections from two different eras of Western Classical Music (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Modern)
Voice: selections in two different languages from two different eras of Western Classical Music (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Modern)
Strings: selections from two different eras of Western Classical Music (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Modern); at least one selection with piano accompaniment
Winds: two selections contrasting in expressive style (fast/slow; technical/lyrical etc.); at least one selection with piano accompaniment
Percussion: one selection for snare drum alone; one for another percussion instrument
Guitar and Harp: selections from two different eras of Western Classical Music (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Modern)

Recorded Auditions

If you are unable to audition in-person, particularly due to distance constraints, you must submit a recorded audition on or before the dates listed above. To do so, post a video (YouTube - unlisted preferred; audio required, video optional) and email the link to charles.stolte@kingsu.ca.

If any of the above recommendations cannot be met, please notify Charles.Stolte@kingsu.ca to confirm alternate arrangements.

The music department can connect auditioning students to the department accompanist (if required or desired). Details of payment and rehearsal can be arranged with the accompanist directly. Please contact Charles.Stolte@kingsu.ca or the Music Department Coordinator for more information.