Studio Auditions

Who Auditions?

Program Requirements
B.Mus - Music Audition is required for admission
Pre-B.Mus - Music/B.Education Audition is required for admission
BA – Music Audition is not required for admission, but is required to take music studio courses. Talk to an advisor about this further.
BA - Music/B.Education Audition is not required for admission, but is required to take music studio courses. Talk to an advisor about this further.
Transfer applicants Audition is required for admission. Audition will establish the studio level you are qualified to enter.
Post-Diploma applicants Audition is required for admission. Audition will establish the studio level you are qualified to enter.

Audition Schedule

Fall Intake 2021

To prevent the risk of spreading COVID 19, all music auditions will take place online for Fall 2021.  Submit all recorded videos and supporting materials to Slideroom. This system will be free and available for incoming and current students. Please contact the Music Studio Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Live Auditions

Due to COVID-19, the Music Department has moved to an online audition for all students. 

 

Online Auditions

Submit your audition materials, including portfolio and essay for composition applicants by 11:59 PM MST on SlideRoom before one of the evaluation dates:

  • February 5*
  • March 5*
  • April 30
  • June 30 – Final Evaluation 

*Scholarship consideration dates - you need to submit your audition by this date to be considered for Music scholarships and awards

Any concerns about your audition please contact the Music Studio Coordinator, Brad Parker.  

 

Online Audition Process

  1. Review your program application and scholarship deadlines prior to applying.
  2. Submit your University application for admission to the University prior to submitting audition for BMus or pre-BMus/BEd applicants.  
  3. Start your SlideRoom account and decide the evaluation date you will be submitting your materials by.  This is a log-in/log-out account, so you can start and return multiple times before submitting.
  4. Organize accompaniment:  As part of our response to COVID-19, all future applicants to music studio may choose to do one of the following, in lieu of creating a video recording with a pianist:
            a. You may perform repertoire a cappella (without piano accompaniment).
            b. You may have a pianist record the accompaniment and the applicant will perform with the piano recording.

  5. Submit your video based audition and examples of work for composition applicants online at SlideRoom.  A confirmation email will be sent to you once you submit.  Please note: your audition video needs to show the whole body of the performer.

 

Audition Requirements

  • Two contrasting pieces (one may be an étude) that demonstrate range, technique, and expressive qualities of the instrument. Royal Conservatory Grade VIII or higher is recommended. 

You need to submit your portfolio and your audition in another instrument/voice area.

1. Portfolio Content

  • Essay: The essay provides insight to the Music Department about your desire to study composition. In approximately 600 words, explain your reasons for wanting to study composition in the Bachelor of Music including information about your composition background, experience, inspirations and goals.
  • Examples of your work: Submit examples of one to three current compositions, including audio recordings whenever possible (MIDI realizations are acceptable). Videos and other digital imagery are also acceptable. Advanced theory exercises, which show your compositional skills, are acceptable.

2. Audition

  • Choose one of the listed instrument/voice areas to audition in to show the committee your experience and background in music.
  • Two contrasting pieces (one may be an étude) that demonstrate range, technique, and expressive qualities of the instrument
  • Royal Conservatory Grade VII or higher
  • One work by J.S. Bach and one contrasting piece that demonstrate technique, and expressive qualities of the instrument
  • Contrasting piece should be classical (though not necessarily from the Classical period), written originally for keyboard instruments, and from another style period other than Baroque (i.e. Classical, 19th century/Romantic, 20th century etc.) to show different aspects of your playing. The RCM or Conservatory Canada repertoire lists can be an aid in selecting pieces, but they certainly can be chosen from outside of these lists
  • Royal Conservatory Grade VIII or higher
  • Memorization strongly encouraged
  • Three solos or études - one on a keyboard (preferably using four mallets), one on snare drum or multiple percussion, and one on timpani
  • Two contrasting pieces (one may be an étude) that demonstrate range, technique, and expressive qualities of the instrument
  • Royal Conservatory Grade VIII or higher
  • Perform three contrasting classical selections (from memory), two of which must be in a language other than your native tongue. Repertoire may include one operetta/light opera selection (i.e. Strauss, Lehar, Romberg, Gilbert and Sullivan)
  • Two contrasting pieces (one may be an étude) that demonstrate range, technique, and expressive qualities of the instrument
  • Royal Conservatory Grade VIII or higher is recommended

 

 

SlideRoom Information

You may upload images (jpg), video (mov, wmv, flv), music (mp3) and one PDF document file with a maximum 6 pages. SlideRoom links directly to Vimeo, YouTube and SoundCloud.

For best image quality and fast upload, image files should be about 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. Please keep video files under 60MB and limited to 2 - 3 minute clips. Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting your work. For technical assistance, contact support@slideroom.comThere is no cost with your submission. 

At SlideRoom you can login and edit your portfolio as often as you like; however, once you have submitted it, no changes can be made. 

Submit your audition/portfolio

 

Questions?

Music Studio Coordinator
Email: music@uleth.ca
Phone: 403-329-2673

University Inquiries
Email: inquiries@uleth.ca
Phone: 403-329-2762