MUSIC ‑ Undergraduate Application & Audition

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Getting ready to audition  
Audition repertoire (including guidelines for submission of composition portfolio)
Deadlines

The Application and Audition Process


Step 1: Apply 

a)  If you are applying for undergraduate admission to Dalhousie or to King’s, submit a completed Undergraduate Application for Admission to the appropriate Registrar’s Office. This form may be downloaded and/or you can apply online.  Dalhousie web page:  http://dal.ca/admissions.  King’s web page http://ukings.ca/admissions.

As part of your undergraduate application, you will be asked to provide supplemental information relevant to your Music background and your audition for the Fountain School. We are unable to schedule an audition for you without this information, so be sure you complete it! 

b) If you are applying to come to Dalhousie as an Exchange student, please visit http://dal.ca/exchange to learn more about the application process.

c) If you wish to schedule an audition for Applied Study as an Elective, please complete our Supplemental Application Form

Step 2: Audition
It is recommended that you audition in person. Video auditions will be accepted for instrumental/voice applicants who cannot travel. We must receive your video by March 2, 2024, to consider you for entrance scholarships. All testing must be completed by March 2, 2024 for scholarship consideration.

  • Video files must be provided through web link to an online video sharing platform (YouTube or Vimeo).
  • Additional testing is required - we will communicate directly with applicants re testing procedures. All testing must be completed by March 2, 2024 for scholarship eligibility.

All auditions must follow the guidelines for audition repertoire.
See steps to prepare for your audition.

Step 3: Admission Decisions
Audition results will be communicated to you and to the Registrar's Office by the Fountain School's Director. The Registrar's Office will inform you of your academic admissibility to Dalhousie University/King's. Please note that acceptance by both the Fountain School and Dalhousie/King's is required. The Fountain School cannot override admission decisions made by the university.

Deadlines

Applications to Dalhousie and to the Fountain School should be governed by the following dates. To be considered for an entrance scholarship, your undergraduate application must be complete (including all transcripts) by Friday, February 9, 2024.

February 9, 2024

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE!

To audition for music scholarship consideration you must ensure that your Undergraduate Application to Dalhousie (or King’s) is complete, including all high school or transfer institution transcripts, and including the supplemental information about your Music background. Apply at dal.ca/admissions.

Remember to apply for a General Entrance Award Application. Visit dal.ca/scholarships.

February 16, 2024 Scholarship audition/interview at Dalhousie campus.
March 2, 2024
Final scholarship audition/interview at Dalhousie campus.
Distance applicants who wish to be considered for Music entrance scholarships must submit their video and complete other testing by March 2, 2024.
Early April 2024 University and Music entrance scholarships announced
May 2024
(date TBA)
Late auditions, pending studio space availability (non-scholarship)
June 1, 2024 Applications received after June 1 are subject to a $25 late fee and pending studio availability.