Audition Requirements

Entrance to the School of Music is achieved through a successful Entrance Audition. The requirements for the Entrance Audition are:

  • The completed Entrance Audition Form should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the audition.
  • Auditions require the performance of three contrasting selections demonstrating the applicant’s musicality and technique.
  • Applicants wanting instrument-specific requirements are encouraged to contact the appropriate instructor.
    • The minimum performance standard is approximately Grade VIII Royal Conservatory or Conservatory Canada (Grade VII Conservatory Canada for Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion).
  • During a live audition potential students’ aural skills may be assessed for advisory and learning purposes.  This assessment may include matching pitches, singing major and/ or minor scales, identifying or singing intervals within an octave, clapping back short rhythms (after two playings), and singing back short diatonic melodies (after two playings).
  • Sight reading may also be required.
  • Upon request an accompanist will be provided for a $40 fee.

    Recorded Auditions

    • Although live auditions are preferable, recorded auditions are accepted in cases where travel to Brandon presents serious problems.  Applicants should submit links to recent, high-quality video recordings to music@brandonu.ca
    • In these cases, corroborative evidence of performance ability and of the authenticity of the recorded performances is required.**Recorded auditions should be received no later than May 1, 2023 to ensure scholarship, bursary, and award consideration.

    For more information, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the School of Music.

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