This program is offered on a full-time basis only and begins in September. We have ONE admissions cycle per year.
An appropriate bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized university is required. Applicants in performance must pass an audition.
Application Supporting Documents
on-line application form )Be sure to state your instrument under Proposed Area of Study on the application.)
The following materials must be received on-line by the document deadline:
- Transcript of your academic record from every post-secondary institution attended. Include a description of grading systems used, and full course titles. Applicants from universities other than the University of Toronto should provide course descriptions for specialized music courses where content is not clear from the course titles on the transcript.
- At least TWO letters of reference (one from an instructor in your major area and one from an instructor familiar with your academic work). Please contact your referees in advance to obtain an e-mail address (preferably a university e-mail address). Be sure to inform your referees that you are doing this and that the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies will be contacting them by email.
- Curriculum Vitae
The following materials must be mailed to the address below and received by the document deadline:
Graduate Department of Music
University of Toronto
80 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 2C5
- Typed audition program, titled with your name, instrument and applied teacher you wish to study with.
- Audition fee of $75.00 Canadian. Please make certified cheques or money orders (obtained at your bank) and payable in Canadian or US funds to the University of Toronto. Note: credit cards and personal cheques are not accepted.
An accompanist is required for strings, brass, woodwind performers, piano (chamber music). A list of accompanists is available on request from the Graduate Department of Music. The candidate is responsible for contacting and paying his or her accompanist(s).
Auditions in person are highly encouraged. Applicants living over 300 miles from Toronto may request permission to submit a DVD. The complete audition requirements must be followed and be of good tonal quality. If the audio portion of recorded auditions is substandard quality the audition materials will not be considered. The audition fee of $75.00 Cdn still applies.