Important Information:

Admission to the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus) and the Master of Music (M.Mus) requires an audition on the student's major instrument. Students must demonstrate an advanced level of technical proficiency and performance ability. See audition requirements, below.

Admission to the combined Bachelor of Music and Science (B.Mus./B.Sc.) requires an audition on the student's major instrument. Only students demonstrating a truly exceptional level of technical proficiency and performance ability will be considered for admission.

For admission to the Honours BA with specialization in Music, (B.A. Hons.), no audition is required.

How to apply:

To complete an application to the University of Ottawa’s music programs: Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music/Honours Bachelor of Science with Major applications are submitted through the OUAC website; Master of Music applications are submitted through the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' website.

Candidates for the BMUS and MMUS programs will be able to select an audition date in November 2017. See dates below... 

For BMus only, please fill-out the audition form and return it to

 Please consult the guidelines for the audition day.

Audition dates


February 20, 2018 : Guitar, Piano

February 21, 2018 : Cello, Double Bass, Voice

February 23, 2018 : Brass, Harp, Percussion, Winds

March 3, 2018 : Double Bass, Harp, Percussion, Viola, Voice, Winds

March 10, 2018 : Brass, Cello, Guitar, Harp, Viola, Violin, Voice

March 17, 2018 : Piano 

Friday, March 30th 2018: DEADLINE - Video Option - For candidates who live more than 200 km away from Ottawa. See guidelines for the recording.



Audition Requirements

Click on your instrument sector below. You will be redirected to that sector’s page. There you will find information on the sector, its faculty, audition requirements for BMus and MMus candidates, and a list recommended free-lance accompanists. Note that the School of Music does not provide accompanists for the auditions. Candidates are responsible for securing their own accompanist. You can use accompanists from the list or anyone else of your choosing.

Please note, we do not administer a theory placement test for admission to the Bachelor of Music degree. Any such evaluation happens at the start of the Fall semester.

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