Admission to the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus), the combined Bachelor of Music and Science (B.Mus./B.Sc.), the Master of Music (M.Mus) and the Graduate Diploma in Music Performance (GD) requires an audition on the student's major instrument. Students must demonstrate an advanced level of technical proficiency and performance ability. See audition requirements below.

For admission to the Honours BA with specialization in Music (B.A. Hons.) and the Master of Music - Concentration in Compositionno audition is required.

 

1. APPLY TO OUAC on the following link:  https://www.ouac.on.ca/

 

  • For more information on how to apply to OUAC and the application deadline, visit the following link: https://www2.uottawa.ca/study/undergraduate-studies

  • Once you have submitted your application and it has been transferred to uOttawa’s servers, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access uoZone. Once you have logged in, you must go in the "Applications" section to have access to the uoDoc: Upload Admissions Documents application where you will be able to upload your documents.

2. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Fill out the Audition Form (Note: the OUAC number is necessary for the completion of the audition form and the audition video link is necessary for all applicants selecting the Video Audition option)

  • Select your audition date (see below for more information) Please do not forget to pay the $50 additional audition fee.

  • Click on the Video Audition Guidelines (PDF, 129 KB)  for more information

1. APPLY TO OUAC on the following link: https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/programs-admission/apply

  • For more information on how to apply to OUAC and the application deadline, visit the following link: https://www2.uottawa.ca/study/graduate-studies/how-to-apply

  • Once you have submitted your application and it has been transferred to uOttawa’s servers, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access uoZone. Once you have logged in, you must go in the "Applications" section to have access to the uoDoc: Upload Admissions Documents application where you will be able to upload your documents.

2. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Fill out the Audition Form (Note: the OUAC number is necessary for the completion of the audition form and the audition video link is necessary for all applicants selecting the Video Audition option)

  • Select your audition date (see below for more information) Please do not forget to pay the $50 additional audition fee.

  • Click on the Video Audition Guidelines (PDF, 161 KB) for more information

1. Go to the following page to select your audition time: https://web47.uottawa.ca/en/lrs/121661

2. Create a profile on this page (on the top right of the page)

3. Complete the form by selecting ‘’other’’ to identify yourself

4. You will then be able to select your audition

5. Insert your program (BMUS or MMUS) in the search bar to facilitate the choice

6. Select the program associated with your instrument, BMUS or MMUS, video or in-person

7. Select “Add to cart”

8. You will be directed to the general store page to pay the non-refundable $50 audition fee

9. Finalize your order by paying with a credit card. You must indicate the email address of the student applying to the program rather than the name of the owner of the credit card in order for us to clearly identify every applicant.

10. You will receive a confirmation email for your $50 audition fee. If you have not received the confirmation email or are having trouble paying the audition fee please click on this link: https://web4.uottawa.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10153&storeId=10153&productId=154554&langId=-2&parent_category_rn=31486

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

SCHOOL OF MUSIC – AUDITION DATES 2022

Video : July 31, 2022 

Applications submitted by video at a later date will still be considered if there are remaining spots.

Click on your instrument sector below. You will be redirected to that sector’s page. There you will find information on the sector, its faculty, audition requirements for BMus and MMus candidates, and a list recommended free-lance accompanists. Note that the School of Music does not provide accompanists for the auditions. Candidates are responsible for securing their own accompanist. You can use accompanists from the list or anyone else of your choosing.

Please note, we do not administer a theory placement test for admission to the Bachelor of Music degree. Any such evaluation happens at the start of the Fall semester.

Applicants for the M.Mus in Composition should upload (in UO Doc) 3 scores in pdf format. (A single file comprising all 3 scores is preferred, but not required.) At least one of these scores should be for 3 or more instruments and one should have a duration of 5 minutes or longer. The first page of each score should be a title page with Title, Instrumentation, Name, and Date of Composition. On the back of the title page, please provide program notes and a link to an audio file via YouTube, Dropbox, Soundcloud, Google Drive, etc. Digital mockups (such as Finale or Sibelius playback) are acceptable. You may use the following link to convert mp3s to YouTube videos: https://www.tunestotube.com.