BS in Music - Required Application Materials

Each track within the Bachelor of Science in Music degree has specific application requirements. Carefully review the descriptions below, including the Requirement for All Tracks section. Prepare your submissions ahead of time as you will be asked to upload all required materials as media when completing your application on the Acceptd® portal.

OPTIONAL AUDITION:

The audition process is an option for the Sonic Arts and Music and Enterprise tracks of the Bachelor of Science degree. It is required for the Computer Science track IF you do not submit a composition.

Taking an audition is required if you also wish to be considered for other degree programs within the School of Music (Performance, Music Education, Composition, Musicology, Bachelor of Arts in Music).

You will indicate your choice to take an audition on your School of Music application. All auditions must be prepared for your instrument according to the School of Music Audition Requirements.


Requirement for All Tracks

Each track below lists the required materials you must submit with your application. For each of those items, you are also required to provide a short statement explaining your involvement.

For example:

  • For a musical composition, the statement should explain whether you are the sole author of the work or a collaborator, and whether you are performing on the recording.
  • For a video work, the statement should explain whether you composed the video and the audio, or just the audio.
  • For software submissions, the statement should explain whether you were the sole author or worked as part of a team (if part of a team, explain your contribution to the project).

NOTE: the Media and Enterprise track will not be accepting students during the 2020–2021 application season.


Sonic Arts Track


REQUIRED

  • Submit at least one musical composition – may be a score only, an audio file without a score, and/or video files for which you have composed the music.
  • Demonstrate an application or development of a software program. This may include one or more of the following:
    • A paper written for a computer science class that illustrates a programming or systems concept
    • A program or app, including a brief explanation of the program/app with a short video demo as well as examples of the source code (do not send the entire program)
    • A MAX/MSP patch, a Pd patch, a SuperCollider script or a patch using any similar program. Please also include a description of the patch or script.

OPTIONAL

  • Perform an audition. A successful audition will not guarantee acceptance into the Bachelor of Science, but it will be considered as a positive element in your application. In addition, a successful audition will provide consideration for other music degrees, if you select that option on your application. To prepare an audition, follow the Audition Requirements for your instrument.

Computer Sciences Track


REQUIRED

  • Demonstrate experience with software programming and/or concepts by means of one of the following:
    • An idea for a mobile, desktop or web program which involves music (see PDF icon concept example [pdf])
    • A short video demo of a software program or application you created
    • An example of the source code you wrote (see PDF icon code example [pdf])
    • A MAX/MSP patch, a Pd patch, a SuperCollider script or a patch using any similar program. Please also include a description of the patch or script.

CHOOSE ONE OR BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Submit at least one musical composition — may be a score only, an audio file without a score, and/or video files for which you have composed the music. 

AND/OR

  • Perform an audition. A successful audition will not guarantee acceptance into the Bachelor of Science, but it will be considered as a positive element in your application and is required if no musical composition is submitted. In addition, a successful audition will provide consideration for other music degrees, if you select that option on your application. To prepare an audition, follow the Audition Requirements for your instrument.

Media and Enterprise Track


NOTE: the Media and Enterprise track will not be accepting students during the 2020–2021 application season.

REQUIRED

  • A resume, listing your school, musical and other accomplishments and activities
  • A personal statement describing your professional goals and how you believe the Enterprise track will help you achieve them
  • An essay discussing the music marketplace today, including:
    • What are the most important ways listeners can find new music?
    • What are the best tools for new musical artists to reach an audience?
    • What are the most effective methods for music creators to make money from their music?

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Submit at least one musical composition – may be a score only, an audio file without a score, and/or video files for which you have composed the music. 
  • Demonstrate an application or development of a software program. This may include one or more of the following:
    • A paper written for a computer science class that illustrates a programming or systems concept
    • A program or app, including a brief explanation of the program/app with a short video demo as well as examples of the source code (do not send the entire program)
    • A MAX/MSP patch, a Pd patch, a SuperCollider script or a patch using any similar program. Please also include a description of the patch or script.

OPTIONAL

  • Perform an audition. A successful audition will not guarantee acceptance into the Bachelor of Science, but it will be considered as a positive element in your application. In addition, a successful audition will provide consideration for other music degrees, if you select that option on your application. To prepare an audition, follow the Audition Requirements for your instrument.

 


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