Application Info: Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Jazz Studies


Applications will be available after October 1, 2018. Apply online here 

Application deadline: January 15, 2019.  Applicant Bulletin

Your application includes the following documents, which are to be uploaded to your online application.

  • Two letters of reference 
  • A personal essay of 250-300 words which outlines your musical aspirations and your plans for achieving them.


To be considered for Desautels Faculty of Music scholarships, applicants must meet the application deadline and audition during the advertised audition dates. Late applications will not be accepted.

Audition dates:

Audition dates for September 2019 entry: February 14-16, 2019

Students will be contacted by the Music Admissions Coordinator with their audition date and time 2-3 weeks after the online applications close.

In-person auditions in all areas may include:

  • Sight reading &/or sight singing
  • Aural & technical skills 
  • A short interview

Accompanist information:

  • Jazz Auditions:  students auditioning in-person for Jazz Studies must pay a $25 fee at the time of their audition. This fee covers the expense of a rhythm section, which will be provided by the Faculty of Music. 
  • All other areas:  Vocal and instrumental pieces must be accompanied. Arrangements for accompanists is the student's responsibility. For a list of recommended accompanists, please contact the Faculty of Music.

Specific Audition requirements for each discipline:

Bachelor of Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music, Composition

Bachelor of Music, Piano

Bachelor of Music, Strings

Bachelor of Music, Voice

Bachelor of Music, Winds/Brass/Percussion

Music Theory Test

As part of the audition process, students will write a music theory test which assesses competency in basic music theory.  This test is written on the day of the in-person audition.
Download a sample theory test

Students who have not studied theory are advised to connect with a private instructor or attend the Theory Entrance Exam Prep (TEEP) class.

Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Jazz Studies application components:

  • - online application
  • - audition
  • - written theory test

Theory Entrance Exam Prep (TEEP) class

Session 1: October 27 - December 1, 2018

Session 2: January 5 - February 9, 2019

Saturdays, 9:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

Tuition: $225

Contact Prep Studies at 204.474.9797 or
download the registration form



Information for International Students



Students have been most successful in the audition and music theory test when they have achieved a level of musicianship comparable to the Conservatory Canada or Royal Conservatory of Music:
- Grade 8 for piano and strings
- Grade 7 for voice, woodwinds and brass
- Grade 6 for organ