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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with health and safety guidelines provided by the university and public health officials, Laurier's Faculty of Music has decided not to hold in-person auditions for all September 2021 entry applications.

Applicants who have don't have access to large instruments should contact musicauditions@wlu.ca for a personalized solution. 

If you have any questions, please contact musicauditions@wlu.ca.

For the latest updates regarding COVID-19, visit Laurier's coronavirus information page.

Admission Requirements

Laurier’s Faculty of Music is a barrier free environment. Should you require access accommodations to support your audition please email musicauditions@wlu.ca

Admission to the Bachelor of Music in Community Music is based on the collective results of:

Academics

Audition

Due to COVID-19, applicants will have the option to participate in a remote audition over Zoom or submit a pre-recorded video audition.

Audition requirements:

Prepare three pieces (any genre or genres) that display your musical and stylistic range. You may perform on more than one instrument if you wish.

Pieces may be chosen from one or more of the following categories:

  • A solo piece or pieces that demonstrate your level of singing and/or playing.
  • A piece or pieces that you will perform with other players and/or singers (e.g., with a jazz combo or vocal ensemble).
  • An improvisation with another musician.

Pre-recorded or live accompaniment may be used for your audition.

Theory and Ear Training Test

Due to COVID-19, applicants for September 2021 entry will not be required to write a theory and ear training test. You will be asked about your theory background during your remote Zoom interview.

Aural Skills Assessment

You will be asked to repeat a short melody or rhythmic theme. Assessment will be based on your ability to adapt the given example. This could mean anything from an exact replication to appropriately improvising in the style given.

Interview with a Faculty Member

Due to COVID-19, interviews for September 2021 entry will be done remotely over Zoom. This interview is more of a chance for us to get to know you and for you to ask questions you may have about studying at Laurier.

Portfolio (Optional)

An optional portfolio of past performances, composed and/or original music may be submitted to the auditions coordinator through video or audio links. This does not replace your remote Zoom audition or pre-recorded video audition.

Application Process

  1. Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You can visit our undergraduate admissions toolkit for help if you need it.
  2. Once your application is received by Laurier from OUAC, you will be emailed login information for Laurier’s Online Audition Portal (starting Dec. 15).
  3. Laurier’s Online Audition Portal requires you to submit:
    • Your contact information.
    • Your preferred choice of live-remote audition over Zoom or a pre-recorded video audition.
    • Contact information for one reference (reference will be contacted by Laurier via email to complete a reference questionnaire).
    • Your current academic information.
    • Details on your musical background and career goals.
    • An optional portfolio of past performances, composed and/or original music may be submitted to the auditions coordinator through video or audio links.
    • $60 audition fee. (payable by credit card)
  4. Once this information and your $60 audition fee is submitted through the Online Audition Portal you will receive a confirmation email.

2019/20 Application Timeline

Application deadline:

  • Jan. 15, 2021 (Ontario high school student applications)
  • April 1, 2021 (out-of-province, transfer students and international applications)

Auditions:

  • Begin late January and end in April

Acceptance deadline:

  • June 1, 2021

Past Webinars:

After Your Audition

Most applicants will hear from us once all audition candidates for their instrument have been auditioned. In some cases, this may not be until late April or May.

If your audition is successful, you will receive an email from the Faculty of Music recommending you for admission. This is not a guarantee of your acceptance. Providing that you meet all academic admission requirements of the university and you have received a recommendation from the Faculty of Music, Laurier’s Recruitment and Admissions Office will send you your official offer of admission.

If your audition is unsuccessful, you will be automatically considered for an alternate offer of admission to another Laurier program and contacted by Recruitment and Admissions.

Regardless of outcome, the Faculty of Music will contact all students by email with their audition results.

Contact Us:

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