A theory rudiments diagnostic test is administered during the audition phase of the application to the B.Mus. Program. B.Mus. students achieving a grade of A- or better on this test enrol in MUSC 191/6.0 without conditions. B.Mus. students achieving a grade of B+ or lower will be expected to do remedial work as part of MUSC 191/6.0. Students are strongly encouraged to strengthen their skills in rudiments before commencing the program.
Non-piano students who have not yet completed Royal Conservatory Grade VI Piano (or equivalent) prior to entering the B.Mus. program must do so, at their own expense, before proceeding to second year. Successful completion of MUSC P04/0.0 may be used to fulfill the piano entrance requirement. An equivalency exam will be held in Orientation Week in September for students who have completed their first year of the B.Mus. Program, but who have ot yet demonstrated a Grade VI piano-playing level.