Music admission requirements
Steps for Concordia students currently enrolled in another Faculty of Fine Arts undergraduate program
- Complete the Internal Transfer of Program Request Form
- Submit the form to the Department of Music by email to Nicoletta.Pasquino@concordia.ca
- Complete your Music Admission Package
Steps for Concordia students currently enrolled in another Faculty
We need to know more about you than the university application provides. On the music admissions website, you will provide
- Information about you and your musical background
- Basic theory screening test
- Video audition for applicants to the Major in Music and Specialization in Jazz Studies. To apply to the Minor in Music contact the Music Department (Music@Concordia.ca) after you have been accepted to Concordia to a non-Music major.
- Theory and ear-training placement tests
Read the video guidelines below and then begin your music admissions process.
Important video audition guidelines
Take note of the following guidelines when preparing your audition video:
- Your video audition should include 3-4 pieces, with a total of no more than 15 minutes, with a good variety of styles, tempi, and sounds.
- Please upload short separate videos for each piece.
- Singers must sing in at least 2 languages, and must perform from memory.
- If the piece requires accompaniment, you must perform it with an accompanist.
- Place the camera so that you, your instrument, and your full range of motion are in the frame at all times. It is not necessary to show accompanists.
- State your name and say “This is my audition for the Concordia University Music Department”.
- State the title and composer before each piece.
- If you perform your own work, please upload the score.
- You may video a live performance if you are featured and the video is focused on you.
You must do the Basic Theory Test and you must pass it. You must do the Classical Sight Singing Level I question. You must attempt the following other theory and ear-training placement tests, as they can lead to course exemptions: Classical Dictation I, Exemption Test MUSI 251 (basic harmony work), and Exemption Test MUSI 252 (counterpoint). The only optional tests are Classical Dictation II and its Sight Singing Level II question, for exemption from MUSI 212. For the placement/exemption tests, not that materials range quite broadly, from very basic rudiments up to intermediate harmony, counterpoint, and formal analysis.
- Undergraduate programs
- Major in Music
- Major/Minor in Electroacoustic Studies
- Specialization in Jazz Studies
- Specialization in Music Composition
- Specialization in Music Performance
- Private study
- Courses for non-music students
- Major in Music