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Applying and Auditioning

Audition Handbook

Basic Requirements

Prospective music students must meet both a) the general University admission requirements for UPEI, and b) the following departmental requirements:

  1. Each student seeking admission to the BMus or BMusEd program must audition on an instrument or voice, showing proficiency in performance, technique and sight-reading.
  2. Students seeking admission to a Music program must take theory and ear assessments, demonstrating proficiency at the RCM Advanced Rudiments level.

Visit the Application and Admissions section of the Programs and Courses website for complete requirements. 

Application Process

To apply for any of the music programs at UPEI:

  • Complete a UPEI Undergraduate Application Form and submit the application fee.
  • Complete a Department of Music Audition Application.
  • Submit an Applicant Recommendation Form (PDF document), completed by your music teacher (or someone else who is qualified to assess your musical abilities).

These forms are available in the Application and Admissions section of the Programs and Courses website.

The recommended deadline for application is February 1. All documentation must be complete by August 15 (February 15 for scholarship candidates.) Students are welcome to include a resumé with their application package, if they desire.  

Important Dates

  • FEBRUARY 1, 2017 - Recommended deadline for applications
  • MARCH 4, 2017 - Audition day (for scholarship consideration)
  • MARCH 18, 2017 - Audition day (for scholarship consideration)
  • APRIL 10, 2017 - Applicants to be informed of audition results
  • JUNE 30, 2017 - Late audition day
  • AUGUST 15, 2017 - Deadline for full application documentation
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 - Late auditions

The schedule for the various components of the Audition Procedures will be forwarded approximately two weeks in advance of the actual audition date. Be sure that you are familiar with the audition requirements and procedures, and that you are prepared to write the theory and aural skills assessments. NOTE: Applicants for the BA (Music) Program are not required to perform an audition unless they wish to take Applied Music as an elective.

Travelling to UPEI

Detailed information on travelling to PEI is available on the official website of the Government of Prince Edward Island. The University of Prince Edward Island is located at 550 University Avenue in Charlottetown. For more details, explore the interactive street map.

Questions?

Contact:

Susan Stensch, Department of Music
e. sstensch@upei.ca
t. 902-566-0507