苹果淫院

How to Audition (Undergraduate)

Everyone who applies to an undergraduate music research or performance program at 苹果淫院 must play an instrument and audition. Applicants have the option of attending an on-campus audition or submitting a recorded video audition. One does not take priority over the other. All applicants have equal opportunities for admission.

*Screening is not required for Fall 2024 admission.聽 Applicants who choose the on-campus audition will be granted an audition.

You can either attend an on-campus audition or submit a recorded audition.

On-campus auditions

Auditions Dates 2024:

- Audition dates by instrument are posted HERE.

  • You will receive an audition email from the undergraduateadmissions.music [at] mcgill.ca (admissions office), by the beginning of February, with details of your audition (date, time, location, accompanist).
  • You must reply to this email to confirm whether or not you will attend.
  • Accompanists will be provided for voice (classical and early music) and all jazz instruments (rhythm section). 聽All other instruments will be unaccompanied.

To Prepare for Your On-Campus Audition:

  • Check your audition repertoire requirements. Choose material that you are comfortable playing and that showcases your musicianship and technical proficiency.
  • If you are coming from outside Canada, check with for travel document and health requirements.
  • Applicants with disabilities who require accommodations in order to participate in the audition process must notify the undergraduateadmissions.music [at] mcgill.ca (admissions office) in advance of their audition date.

On Audition Day:

IMPORTANT:聽 PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
  • If you cannot attend your on campus audition you can submit a recorded audition by the last week of February. Please contact the undergraduateadmissions.music [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Undergraduate%20Audition%20Day) (admissions office) to advise that you will be submitting a 鈥淩ecorded鈥 audition instead.
  • For applicants who wishes to bring their own accompanist, please contact the undergraduateadmissions.music [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Undergraduate%20Audition%20Day) (admissions office)聽for additional information.

Recorded auditions

You must upload a video recording through our聽. This will be considered as your audition. Your recording should be up to 30 minutes long, depending on the requirements listed for your instrument.

If you cannot participate in on-campus auditions due to date conflicts or travel constraints, you must upload a video recording through our聽. This will be considered as your final audition. Your recording should be up to 30 minutes long, depending on the requirements listed for your instrument.

  1. Review your repertoire requirements. If we have not provided sample pieces, choose your own material from your instrument鈥檚 traditional repertoire. Select material that highlights your musicianship and technical proficiency.
  2. For voice and jazz applicants, please include live accompaniment. Back tracks are not acceptable for video recorded auditions. NOTE: all other instruments are not required to submit accompanied material.
  3. Please review your recorded material for sound quality, video clarity or any errors. Rerecord if necessary. Your recordings should be less than 6 months old.
  4. Please label your video(s) with your family name followed by the name of piece and composer (for example: Smith_ PianoSonata_No14_Beethoven.mp4). Please do not use Non-Alphanumeric Characters" (e.g. !@#$%^&*?/|) or spaces in the file name (use an underscore "_" instead).
  5. Follow the instructions to upload your video(s) by February 1, 2024. We accept 'avi', 'mov', 'mp4' and 'wmv' formats. Upload times will depend on file size and upload speed (determined by service provider).
  6. Include a list of your recordings and repertoire with your uploaded materials.
  7. For some instruments you can send multiple videos (one video per piece). Please review audition repertoire for any exceptions.
  8. If you are a composition applicant, you can upload your composition samples (due by February 1) at the same time.
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