What do I play for my audition?
To prepare for your audition, you should select three pieces representative of your musical and technical accomplishments. For more information on audition repertoire please see “Audition Requirements”.
Is an accompanist provided?
Once you have completed your School of Music online application you will be assigned an audition date and time. IF you request an accompanist, one will be provided free of charge. You must inform us, AND provide your music before February 17th, 2017, or (a) there will be a cost of $50.00 for this service, payable to the School, on the audition date, and (b) there is a chance that our accompanying services may already be fully booked.
I heard that I had to write a theory test. Is this true?
All students are required to write a Theory exam on the day of their audition, which is roughly equivalent to Royal Conservatory Grade 2 Theory. If you are not traveling to Acadia to audition live, the test will be e-mailed to you.
I cannot perform a live audition. Are there any other options?
Although not ideal, students living at a distance may upload a high quality audition recording while completing their online application. We encourage you to complete your application process and upload the audition video by the assigned audition dates.
Do all programs require an audition?
An audition is required for all incoming students, except those interested in Bachelor of Arts in Music.
May I choose an instructor?
Students have the option of requesting any current instructor for their Principal Applied study, however, it is not necessary to do so. If a request is made, these will be honoured, pending availability. A list of faculty is available on our website, for your convenience. Please note: this list may change slightly from year to year.