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Advanced Performance Program Audition and Application Process

  • These guidelines are specific to the 2022-2023 year and will be updated again in 2023 for the requirements for the 2023-2024 year. 

  • Entrance to the Advanced Performance Program is by audition only - please see the audition requirements for more information. Auditions will take place face-to-face in late May. 

  • New applicants and returning students must fill out the online application form. Returning students are not required to complete an audition, but are required to fill out the application form. 

  • Applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open! Please click here to apply! You will be contacted in late April or early May with your audition date and time. All auditions for the Advanced Performance Program must be accompanied by a collaborative pianist. 

  • All auditions will be evaluated by a panel consisting of Academy and APP faculty.

  • Students are notified of audition results no later than June 30, 2022. Please expect your results to come by email. 

  • In order to guarantee a spot in the program and to be assigned to a chamber group and collaborative pianist, students must enroll and pay tuition fees no later than August 15, 2022. Payment plans are available; arrangements must be made by the August 15, 2022, deadline.

  • Students have the option of simultaneously pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree through Ambrose University. To be considered for both programs, you will need to submit an application for the APP program, apply for admission to Ambrose University and the B.Mus. program, complete the joint MRU APP/Ambrose University audition and demonstrate proficiency in music theory. Please go to this link for the Ambrose University admission requirements and to apply online.

  • Students who have been accepted into the University of Calgary Music Programs have the option of completing certain program requirements at U of C or MRU. 


Audition Requirements 

Brass & Woodwinds: 

  • One movement from a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting works of the applicant's choice


  • Three contrasting works of the applicant's choice.


  • One Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach
  • One complete classical sonata
  • Two contrasting works of the applicant's choice


  • One movement from a standard concerto 
  • Two contrasting works of the applicants choice 
  • Two contrasting movements from a suite or sonata by J.S. Bach 


  • One opera aria 
  • Three classical selections
  • One additional selection of the applicants choice
  • Repertoire should represent different musical periods, styles and the four major languages (English, French, German and Italian) 


For further information or for assistance with the audition and application process, please contact academy@mtroyal.ca

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