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Auditions and Assessments

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Applications for Fall 2019 are now open. Audition and assessment dates are listed below (scroll down for audition requirements). It is encouraged that you set up your audition dates early as available dates and times fill up quickly!

FINAL AUDITION DATES FOR FALL 2019:

  • Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24

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.

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.

Music Theory and Aural Skills Assessment Information

All programs except Music Technology:

Entrance into the Basic Musicianship, Diploma, and Foundations for Music Therapy Studies programs is based on varied theory and aural requirements. Please refer to the table below to determine your best way through the process.

Program Goal Current level of training Assessment Required
Basic Musicianship Self-taught instrumentalist but cannot read music Level 1 Theory and Aural Skills Assessments during your program interview

Basic Musicianship

Music Diploma

Foundation for Music Therapy Studies (FMTS)

Self-taught instrumentalist who can read music

Level 1 Theory and Aural Skills Assessments during your program interview

You may be asked to book Level 2 assessment

Music Diploma

Foundation for Music Therapy Studies (FMTS)

Played an instrument or sang for 3 – 4 years in high school bands or choirs

Level 2 Theory and Aural Skills Assessments

Music Diploma

Foundation for Music Therapy Studies (FMTS)

3 – 4 years or more of private lessons including music theory

Level 2 Theory and Aural Skills Assessments

Level 1 and Level 2 Theory and Aural Skills Assessments

Classical windsThe Level 1 Music Theory and Aural Assessments are taken together as part of the applicant’s program interview. The two assessments gauge the applicant’s rudimentary knowledge and are open ended. Results are not pass/fail, but will determine the best course placement for success in the Basic Musicianship program or Foundation for Music Therapy Studies Diploma program.

The Level 2 Music Theory Assessment gauges applicants’ knowledge of and fluency with theory rudiments and is designed to determine whether placement into MUSC 1110 is possible.

The Level 2 Aural Assessment includes sight singing, and the student must demonstrate aptitude for pitch matching, basic melodic memory, sight singing and sight rhythm performance during a short, individual appointment.

The Level 2 Music Theory and Aural Skills Assessments are booked by contacting the Performing Arts Assistant by email at performingarts@douglascollege.ca.

Audition Requirements

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The following guidelines represent the expected level to be considered for the Performance-level Studio Instruction course (private lessons). Students who do not meet these minimum practical requirements but pass the theory assessment will be placed in the General-level Studio Instruction for private lessons.

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.

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 advance placement.