Next Steps for Music Students
1. Declare an Instrument of study
In order to assist your admittance to the King’s Music programs, students must provide King's with information about their past musical experience. Please declare an instrument of study by completing instrument of study form.
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. It will not prevent you from being accepted into the program.
3. Complete an Audition
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Assistant for more information.