Music Program Next Steps

Students admitted to a Bachelor of Music, BA in Music, or music minor program need to complete a couple extra steps before beginning their program.

1. Declare an Instrument of study - email your Admissions Counsellor

2. Complete the Music Theory Assessment
Students interested in studying music at The King's University must 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.

3. Auditions
Students must present an audition to the Department of Music. The date of your audition is determined by the date of your application.

Applications before January 31: Audition, February 23, 2019
Applications before March 31: Audition, April 13, 2019
Applications before August 15, 2019: Audition, September TBA

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

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)

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

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