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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Language, Literature and Performing Arts > Music > Auditions
Auditions for the Fall 2018 intake will occur between Winter-Summer 2018. It is encouraged that you set up your audition dates early as available dates and times fill up quickly!
If you do not yet have a Douglas College Student ID Number, please contact the Registrar's Office to ensure your application to the College is complete with all outstanding documentation submitted and application fees paid.
Applications for Fall 2018 are open. Applications are accepted until the program is full. Students are encouraged to apply early. In order to be considered for admission, all general and program-specific admission criteria must be complete. Candidates will be selected for admission on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis.
Auditions and Theory Assessments will be given on the following dates in 2018:
The audition process has 2 portions: An Instrumental/Voice Audition, and a Theory Assessment. The Aural Skills / Sight-Singing Assessment will also be offered on the above dates. This assessment is required for entrance into MUSC 1115 and is recommended for all applicants.
Please note: Royal Conservatory of Music Theory certificates or AP Music credits do NOT exempt applicants from writing the theory assessment. Candidates who have passed the RCM Advanced Rudiments exam should bring documentation to their assessment. A strong theory background is an asset and theory faculty will consider the possibility for advanced placement.
To request an audition, please email the Performing Arts Assistant and include your full name, instrument, preferred date, and your Douglas College Student ID Number.
The Music Department offers performance-based, full tuition scholarships to two outstanding candidates each year. Several other generous entrance awards are also available. If you are interested in applying for our Entrance Scholarship, please read the application instructions found in the Prospective Music Student Handbook, and complete the form provided. (Click here for the scholarship application form only.) Please bring all application documentation and forms with you to your audition and submit them at time of check in.
In order to be considered for a music entrance scholarship or award, all general and program-specific admission criteria must be complete.
Please note that only those applicants who audition in person will be considered for entrance awards and scholarships.
All applicants must bring one extra copy of the music they are performing to their audition. References to the Royal Conservatory of Music levels are only intended as a guideline for choosing appropriate pieces.
Please note: For all instruments and voice: sight reading ability may be assessed during the audition.
Snare Drum, drum set & Mallet instruments provided. Applicants must bring their own sticks.
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Classical Double Bass)
Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own accompanist to the audition.
Contemporary Upright or Electric Bass
Voice applicants are required to bring their own accompanists to the audition. If this is not possible, please inform the Music Programs Assistant at least five days before the audition date to obtain contact information of local accompanists-for-hire.
Classical Winds (Brass and Woodwind)
Contemporary Winds (Brass and Saxophone)