Memorial University – St. John’s Campus

Music (BMus)

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Program Information

School:Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Faculty:School of Music
Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

The Bachelor of Music is a four-year degree program that prepares students for a career in music. From day one you will experience close mentorship to fast track your musical development, professional opportunities to build your career, and a program that equips you with the skills, knowledge and courage to create your musical career. Instruction is available on all major orchestral and band instruments including: winds, brass, strings, percussion as well as voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, and classical guitar.

You may choose to focus your music courses in one of the following areas:

  • General Music
  • Comprehensive
  • Composition
  • Jazz Studies (Minor)
  • Musicologies
  • Performance
URL:Music (BMus) at Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,790

The cost is a sample for two semesters of a bachelor's degree program.
Careers:Conductors, Composers and ArrangersMusicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
  •   Data Management  or   Advanced Functions  or   Calculus and Vectors 
  •   Biology  or   Chemistry  or   Physics  or   Earth and Space Science 
  •   Social Science  or   International Languages  or   First Nations Studies  or   Canadian and World Studies 
You may apply for admission into the School of Music directly from high school by indicating School of Music - bachelor of music in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the program is subject to you meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University and demonstrating your excellence through your application, audition and music literacy tests. The bachelor of music is competitive for a limited number of placements. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee your acceptance into the program.

If you're interested in the bachelor of music program, we encourage you to apply in your final year of high school. However, if you're not ready to pursue a music degree in your first year, you may defer your application and enroll in music elective courses that can provide excellent preparation for the first year of the program, covering topics in music history and music theory.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 58] or DuoLingo [min. 115] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50-60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
Your application to the bachelor of music will require you to submit the following:

  • statement of your musical experience and career objectives (included as part of the online application)
  • musical teacher reference form
  • performance audition (on site or remotely)
  • series of tests for musical literacy and competency

The School of Music provides full details on supporting documents required for admission.

Auditions are held in February. Late auditions may be scheduled if spaces are available after the February auditions.

* 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 November 23, 2023