All students wishing to apply to the Bachelor of Music degree program must successfully meet the admission requirements of both the School of Music and Queen's University. Applicants to the concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. program are also evaluated by the Faculty of Education, which assesses the applicant's Personal Statement of Experience.
Information on the academic requirements for admission into Queen's University can be obtained from the Queen's Admissions website.
In addition, to enter the B.Mus. program the School of Music requires that applicants meet the following Royal Conservatory of Music standards of playing and theoretical knowledge:
Here's a list of sample audition repertoire equivalent to the required levels.
In some cases non-piano students may be able to satisfy the Grade 6 piano requirement in their first year of B.Mus. studies. Students who do not have the Grade 6 certificate by September will take the Piano Equivalency Exam. Based on that exam they may be required to take the Functional Piano course.
Detailed information on applying to Queen's University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) is available on the Queen's Admissions website. All applicants to the B.Mus./B.Ed. program must complete the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE). PSEs are available online and must be completed online by March 1, 2013 (or prior to your audition day if it's in February).
* It is highly recommended that applicants to the B.Mus./B.Ed. Concurrent program audition on Saturday, February 9, Saturday, March 9, or Saturday, April 6.
All candidates for admission into the B.Mus. program (including concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants) will be invited to come to Queen's for an audition and interview, at which time they will have an opportunity to meet faculty and students, and to ask questions about the program. Audition days are held on several Saturdays during February, March and April.
A non-refundable audition fee of $50.00 must be submitted to the School of Music, and the PSE must be completed online by March 1, 2013 (or prior to your audition day if it's in February).
Candidates living beyond a 500 km radius from Kingston may make arrangements to submit an authenticated recorded audition (CD or DVD). Your recorded audition must be received by the School of Music by March 3, 2013 for B.Mus./B.Ed. and April 1, 2013 for B.Mus. It may be possible to arrange an audition at a local festival, if the adjudicator is a member of the Faculty from the School of Music. Be sure to make arrangements in advance by contacting the School of Music.