Next Steps for Music Students
Students who have applied and received a letter of admission into a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, or music minor program need to complete a couple extra steps before beginning their program.
1. Declare an Instrument of study
Declare an instrument of study by sending an email your Admissions Counsellor.
2. 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.
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 February 28: Audition, March 14, 2020
Applications before March 31: Audition, April 11, 2020
Applications before August 15, 2020: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or the Music Department Assistant for more information.