Audition Requirements For 2021

Basic Requirements

Prospective students will complete a recorded audition showcasing musicianship and performance ability. This usually consists of up to three selections (10-15 minutes of music).

The School recommends at least two of the selections be performed on your principal applied instrument. Selections can include contrasting movements of a sonata or concerto, contrasting pieces from different genres or styles (classical, jazz, rock, etc.), and/or excerpts from larger works. The third selection may be your own choice and is an opportunity for you to show us your area of interest. For example - If you are a singer/songwriter, please play your guitar and sing for us. If you also sing musical theatre, feel free. If you play a second instrument and you’d like to show us a different side of yourself, we’d love to see it!

Whatever you choose to perform should be prepared at the highest level, in conjunction with a musical mentor/teacher showcasing your strengths, demonstrating your technical proficiency, expressiveness, and artistic intentions.  

Before admission to the School is finalized, all students will be tested on their Theoretical and Musicianship skills.  

For any questions regarding repertoire, auditions or the School of Music please contact Administrative Assistant, Jillian Bustin at jillian.bustin@acadiau.ca