Music Technology Diploma audition and assessment information

Applications for Fall 2023 are now open! Please apply via the Douglas College Website

Auditions will be held online on the following dates:

April 21st & 22nd

May 4th & 5th

 

If you have any questions about the MTD program, please contact performingarts@douglascollege.ca.

The Audition and Interview

The audition is informal. You are encouraged to play anything that will share with us your abilities in music. What do you love to play/sing? What do you do well? What would you like to do in an ensemble or recording session? A couple of contrasting selections will be perfect. There are no limitations on style/genre. If you play more than one instrument we encourage you to do more than one thing for us.

 

Music Technology Assessment

The Music Technology Assessment will be completed online. You can choose to take the test using either Pro Tools, Logic Pro or Ableton Live.

If you wish to prepare on your own for this test (and have access to a Mac and appropriate software) there are introductory guides available for three programs:

Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro Tools 11 (with DVD)

Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X

Ableton Live 9: Create Produce Perform

If you don’t have access to this software, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the MTD Prep (Technology) course, offered through the Douglas College Community Music School. When you successfully complete this course you will not need to do the technology assessment. 

Music Literacy Assessment (Theory)

Everyone coming into the Music Technology program will be given a music literacy assessment test. This assessment is also completed online. 

If you have advanced theory and musicianship knowledge you can choose electives in place of one or both Contemporary Musicianship classes, in consultation with the program coordinator.

If you have little or no theory knowledge will be asked to take a Basic Musicianship theory class. Results of this test will also be considered when making entrance decisions. The Theory Assessment will consist of the following:

Writing major and minor scales using key signatures or accidentals

  • Naming triads and 7th chords
  • Key signature
  • Time signatures
  • Rhythms and rests
  • Common musical terms

If you need some theory help, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the MTD Prep (Theory) course, offered through the Douglas College Community Music School. When you successfully complete this course you will not need to do the theory assessment. 

Study resources for the Music Literacy Assessment

Any book on music rudiments can help you prepare for this test. There are also some online sites that can help test your knowledge of note names, intervals, scales and chords, such as Music Theory on 8notes.com

Have Questions?

Please contact Igor Efimov, MTD Program Coordinator, with any questions. 
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