McMaster University

Music Performance

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Humanities
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Description:The Music Program presents diverse perspectives on music, blending opportunities for music performance along with critical study and analysis.

The Diploma is intended to recognize a concentration and achievement in the area of music performance. Students should contact the Academic Counsellor for Music in the School of the Arts for direction on completing the requirements.
URL:Music Performance at McMaster University
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,772
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or DuoLingo [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
Application Notes : Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 190, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, TOEFL (iBT): 86, DUO: 115.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Entrance into the Music program at McMaster is dependent on students meeting the Faculty of Humanities admission requirements and passing an audition. The Music audition consists of an ear-training test and performance (the minimum level required for both equates to Royal Conservatory of Music Honours Grade 8), as well as a theory test (equivalent to RCM Advanced Rudiments).

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 19, 2021