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Fees 
    Audition & Interview Fees 
    Accompaniment Fees

Supporting Documentation 
    References 
    Academic Transcripts 
    Official RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) Transcripts

How to Apply 
   Overview
     1. Applying through the Ontario Universities Application Centre 
     2. Applying to the Faculty of Music
            Online submissions         
                 Online Music Questionnaire Application and audition/interview fee payment  
                Jazz Pre-Screening Recording submission  
            Hard copy submission      
                     Supporting documentation
                     Academic Transcripts to be sent to Enrolment Services
                                  
    What happens after you send in all of your information by the posted deadlines?   
 
Audition Notes  
    Special Note regarding auditions
    Undergraduate Audition Schedule

Other information
    
Entrance Scholarships 
    Important Dates and Deadlines    

 *NEW*  
Residence Application
    First-year applicants
    All other applicants







Fees and supporting documentation (for all applicants)

Fees

Audition / Interview Fees

In addition to the OUAC application fees paid directly to the Ontario Universities Application Centre, all applicants must submit a non-refundable $60.00 Faculty of Music Audition/Interview fee (per audition).

All Applicants will submit their audition/interview fee along with their Music Questionnaire online by the required Music Questionnaire deadline.

Jazz Applicants invited to audition in person based on their submitted Pre-Screening recording, will not be required to pay an additional fee for the live audition.  

Applicants applying for Jazz Performance and another Classical program or applicants auditioning on two separate instruments will be required to pay fees for two auditions. Those applicants will also be required to submit two audition fees for a total of $120. If you are uncertain whether you will be required to complete two auditions, please contact us directly at undergrad.music@utoronto.ca

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Accompaniment Fees

Classical Applicants
All classical applicants, with the exception of Accordion, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Percussion and Piano, require an accompanist. If you do not have your own, you may contact the Faculty of Music at undergrad.music@utoronto.ca to have a list of potential accompanists sent to you via email. You will be responsible for the cost of the accompanist's service. Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to accommodate requests to change audition dates due to the unavailability of your regular accompanist. If your regular accompanist is not available on your assigned audition date, please contact us to request our list of potential accompanists.


Jazz Applicants
All Jazz applicants who are invited to audition in person must play with a live rhythm section and will be responsible for the cost of their accompaniment. The Faculty of Music will provide live rhythm section accompaniment for all of the required pieces at an extra cost. It is highly recommended that all Jazz applicants use this service. Information regarding costs for this service will be sent out with the audition notices. There is no need to pre-arrange this service. The live rhythm section will be available on all audition dates. Alternatively, applicants may arrange for and pay for their own rhythm section. Please note that, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to accommodate requests to change audition dates due to the unavailability of your rhythm section.

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Supporting Documentation

1. 
References
All applicants must submit 3 references. References are required to remain confidential. Please ensure you contact your referees early on in the process to allow them sufficient time to complete and submit your references. References must be sent to the Faculty of Music by January 14, 2015.

Referees may include: music teachers, high school teachers, or any other qualified individual who is able to comment on your musical and/or academic abilities.

Referees should use the Music Reference Evaluation Form for all evaluations. This form may either be, printed out and filled in by hand or filled in electronically and printed out by the referee.  All forms should contain the referees signature and must be sent in via Canada Post, courier,  or in person.  Emailed references will not be accepted. Please ask your referees to use this form to provide references for you.

Referees must mail the completed Music Reference Evaluation Forms directly to the Faculty of Music via Canada Post or courier to the following address: 


        Admissions & Recruitment Officer
        Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
        Edward Johnson Building
        80 Queen’s Park, Rm.145
        Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Emailed references will not be accepted.

Please note: Due to the large number of documents received during the admissions cycle, we are unable to confirm receipt of reference letters.  We recommend that you ask your referee to confirm with you, on the date they are sending your reference.  


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2. Official Academic Transcripts
All applicants (with the exception of current Ontario High School Students whose grades will be submitted electronically by their High School) must arrange to have 1 copy of their academic transcript/s for all high school and any post-secondary institutions attended, sent to the University of Toronto. To determine whether your school will be able to submit these documents electronically, or if you must request a paper copy to be sent directly to the University of Toronto, see Instructions for Submitting Transcripts at the following link:

Academic transcripts not able to be submitted electronically, must be sent in hard copy directly from the academic institution to the following address:

Enrolment Services 
University of Toronto
172 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 0A3

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3.  Official RCM Transcripts
Applicants who have completed Rudiments and/or Harmony exams with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) must have a copy of the official transcript sent to the attention of the Admissions & Recruitment Officer.

        Admissions & Recruitment Officer
        Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
        Edward Johnson Building
        80 Queen’s Park, Rm.145
        Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

An official RCM transcript request form can be obtained at the following link https://examinations.rcmusic.ca/sites/default/files/files/OfficialTranscriptRequest2015.pdf or by calling RCM Examinations at (416) 408-5019. Please note: examination certificates are not considered official transcripts. Please do not send copies of certificates. You must contact the RCM directly to request an Official transcript. (See Theory Prerequisite section for more information on theory requirements). 

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How to Apply:


Overview

All applicants must:

1. Apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC)
2. Submit a supplementary Music Questionnaire and audition/interview fee to the Faculty of Music. 
3. Complete any additional special requirements for individual programs (e.g. Jazz Pre-Screening Recording or Composition Portfolio requirements)
4. Submit all supporting documentation (e.g. fees, references, transcripts, etc.)
5. Complete an Audition/Interview (all Classical applicants and Jazz applicants invited to audition live).

Applicants may apply to only one Music Program on the OUAC application. However, you may select up to 3 programs and/or instruments on the supplementary Music Questionnaire. Please ensure you list all Music programs of interest on your Music Questionnaire. You will be considered only for the programs you indicate on your supplementary Music Questionnaire.

The information which follows contains specific, instructions for the application process. The application process is slightly different for Classical applicants than for Jazz Performance applicants. Applicants applying to both a Classical program and the Jazz Performance program must meet the deadlines for the Jazz Performance program in order to ensure that they will be considered. 


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The application process:


1. You must submit an application form to the OUAC:

If you have never attended the University of Toronto:
Applicants who have never attended the University of Toronto must submit an application to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) in Guelph by January 14 2015.  Ontario secondary school students complete the online OUAC application through their Guidance Departments.  All others should complete the online OUAC application at www.ouac.on.ca. 
Alternatively, applicants may also obtain a paper copy of the form directly from the OUAC.  You may contact them at 519-823-1063 to make the request or email them with your request for a paper application at request@ouac.on.ca .  Please ensure the subject line reads Paper Application.

If you are an International Applicant interested in applying ONLY to the University of Toronto:
International Applicants who reside outside of Canada and are not currently studying, nor have previously studied in Canada, who are interested in only applying to the University of Toronto, may apply using the University of Toronto International Application, by January 14, 2015.

If you are currently registered (or have ever been registered) at the University of Toronto:
Applicants who are registered (or have ever been registered) at the University of Toronto must complete the  University of Toronto Internal Application Form by January 14, 2015. The Internal Application Form is available on the Enrolment Services Website.

Providing that your OUAC application has been filled out completely and all appropriate service fees have been paid, the application centre in Guelph will forward your completed OUAC form to the Office of Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto.  Once the application has been received by Enrolment Services, an acknowledgement email will be sent to the email address you have provided. This acknowledgement will contain your UofT applicant ID number.

  

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2. You must submit the following: 

2a.  ... directly to Enrolment Services, University of Toronto:    

  • 1 copy of your academic transcript/s, if you are not a current Ontario high school student.  Electronic submission of academic transcripts directly from your school is the preferred method of receiving your transcripts (see Supporting Documentation section for more details).

            All Academic Transcripts should be sent directly to:
            Enrolment Services 
            University of Toronto 
            172 St. George Street 
            Toronto, Ontario M5R 0A3 

2b.  ... online Music Questionnaire and audition/interivew fee: 

  • All applicants to any Bachelor of Music Program or the Artist Diploma program are required to complete the official supplementary Music Questionnaire online by January 14, 2015. (Music Questionnaire will be available here, the first week of December).  
    • Please be advised that you do not need to wait to receive your applicant ID from Admissions & Awards to fill out the Music Questionnaire.  You may submit this application without providing your applicant ID.  
    • If you experience any technical difficulties with the online Music Questionnaire, it should be brought to our attention by emailing undergrad.music@utoronto.ca . Please be specific in describing the technical problem that you are experiencing and ensure the subject heading is "technical difficulties with online Questionnaire". 

  ***The University of Toronto Faculty of Music will be closed from December 20 to January 4***
                        If you experience technical difficulties with the Music Questionnaire during the 
        closure, please follow the instructions above and email us at
undergrad.music@utoronto.ca.  
                        We will attend to the matter as soon as possible on January 6th when the Faculty of 
                        Music re-opens and normal activities resume.

    • A sample copy of the questions that you will be asked on the online Music Questionnaire is available for reference purposes.  Please note that this is a sample only.  Do not apply using this form.  All applicants must apply via the online Music Questionnaire link above.  

  • All applicants must submit a non-refundable $60.00 Faculty of Music audition/interview fee with their online Music Questionnaire.

 

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2c. ...online Jazz Pre-Screening Recording (for all 
      applicants applying for the Jazz Performance Program)

  • Jazz Performance applicants must submit an audio visual recording for pre-screening with their online Music Questionnaire by January 14, 2015.  Applicants will upload their pre-screening recording via Dropbox or YouTube and submit the URL to the video within the Music Questionnaire.  Successful applicants will be invited to audition in person.


2d.  ... directly to the Faculty of Music (All Applicants):   


        Admissions & Recruitment Officer 
        Faculty of Music, University of Toronto 
        Edward Johnson Building 
        80 Queen’s Park, Rm.145 
        Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

  • Three(3) sealed confidential references.  Your referees should use the Music Reference Evaluation Form  to provide their references for you.  
  • Students who have completed exams with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) must have a copy of the official transcript sent to the Admissions & Recruitment Officer.  
  • All applicants wishing to be considered for direct entry into the Composition program in year one must submit a paper copy of their Composition Portfolio by the January 14, 2015 deadline.


Please note: You do not need to receive an acknowledgement of your OUAC application prior to submitting your Music Questionnaire. you may complete both application processes simultaneously.

We encourage all applicants to submit their Music Questionnaire as early as possible.

Official RCM transcripts, should be sent as soon as possible, but must be received by June 17, 2015.

We recommend that all applicants print out a paper copy of their Music Questionnaire for review  and for their records, as soon as they receive the email confirmation of the receipt of their online Music Questionnaire.  If there are any errors, email undergrad.music@utoronto.ca immediately to inform us of the error.  Changes to your Music Questionnaire are possible until the January 14, 2015 deadline.

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What happens after you send in all of your information by the posted deadlines?
All Classical applicants and those Jazz Performance applicants invited to audition in person will be informed by mail of your audition date and time.  You will be informed by mail of your audition date and time.  Undergraduate Admission Auditions will take place in February and March.  Audition results will be sent out via Canada Post in mid to late April.      
 

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Special Note Regarding Auditions:
Auditions take place in February and March.  The Undergraduate Audition schedule  is posted in our Admission Requirements section, under Audition/Interview. If you are aware of any dates in the audition period that you will not be able to audition, you will be able to indicate those on your supplementary Music Questionnaire application.  In addition, you are given the opportunity to indicate which dates you would prefer to audition.  We will try our best to accommodate your requests, however applicants should be prepared to audition at any time during the audition period .  If you are applying to multiple schools, it is strongly suggested that you provide different dates of availability to different schools to avoid scheduling conflicts.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early and send in the hard copy of the Music Questionnaire as early as possible to increase their chances of receiving a preferred audition date.  Once your audition has been set, it will not be possible to reschedule your audition except under extenuating documented circumstances, such as illness .  Please note that due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are unable to accommodate requests to change audition dates due to the unavailability of your regular accompanist.

If you require an accommodation due to a disability for your audition, please contact Jennifer Panasiuk at undergrad.music@utoronto.ca by January 14, 2015.

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Other Information


Scholarship Information  - click here for information on applying for scholarships

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*NEW*
       
Residence Application

    First Year Applicants
        Residence Guarantee  
        Common Residence Application (MyRes
            First-year applicants must complete the MyRes common residence application by March 31, 2015 
        Residence Information for First-Year applicants        
            See: How to Apply for On-Campus Housing as a First-year Architecture, Engineering, Music, or 
                   Kinesiology and Physical Education Student (Professional Faculties) Student

    Upper Year/Transfer Applicants
        All other applicants who wish to apply for residence
        See: How to Apply to for On-Campus Housing as an Upper Year or Transfer Student


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Important Dates and Deadlines

December 5, 2014     


Supplementary online Music Questionnaire becomes available on the Faculty of Music Website


December 5, 2014 


The schedule of possible audition dates is posted on the Faculty of Music Website, by instrument

January 14, 2015

Ontario Universities Application Centre  application must reach the OUAC centre in Guelph


January 14, 2015


Deadline for receipt of the Jazz Pre-Screening recording for all Jazz applicants.

January 14, 2015



Final deadline for the submission of the supplementary online Music Questionnaire application.  



January 14, 2015 











Postmark deadline for the Music Evaluation reference forms and any other required supporting documentation.

All documents, with the exception of Official RCM transcripts,  must be received a minimum of three weeks prior to your audition.

Applicants are encouraged to submit the Music Questionnaire as soon as possible.
        
        


                                                   

February 28, 2015    


Deadline to complete UTAPS Online Estimator for scholarship consideration



March 4, 2015
 

Deadline for the receipt of Audition DVD recordings (for those applicants who reside further than 400km (250miles) from Toronto and are auditioning via recording.

March 31, 2015



   
Deadline for first-year applicants to submit their MyRes common residence application in order to be considered for residence guarantee. 



June 17, 2015    

Deadline for the receipt of official proof of completion of Theory prerequisites.  All official transcripts must be received by this date.

 
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For more information

Call 416.978.3741 or email: undergrad.music@utoronto.ca

 

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