Admission to the music program is based on the music faculty's assessment of a student's musical interests, experience, present level of achievement, and potential. An audition, interview, grades achieved in previous studies, and letters of recommendation are all important factors in this assessment. Each application is individually evaluated, and there is no set formula for weighing the components of assessment. Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies in musical knowledge or in performance, but such deficiencies must be made up. Faculty, in consultation with the student, will develop a suitable program of study.
After your application has been received, the Music Department will contact you for an audition, interview, and placement test in various music skills.
Intake of music students generally occurs only in September. Since there are many applicants for a limited number of spaces, and registration priority is determined by application date, we encourage all students to apply as early as possible.
Application to the Music Program is a three-step process:
2. Submit all required documents to the Admissions Office
- Applicants currently attending Grade 12 must submit interim grades by March 31st. Upon completion of courses, the applicant must arrange for the submission of final grades to the Admissions Office in order to meet entrance requirements.
- If you attended a secondary institution within the last five years, you must submit an official transcript bearing the original signature of the Registrar and/or original seal of the issuing institution.
- If you have attended a post-secondary institution(s), you must submit an official transcript(s) bearing the original signature of the Registrar and/or original seal of the issuing institution.
- Transfer students should also submit a Request to Transfer Credit form.
3. Submit all required documents to the Music Department
- Complete Online Music Applicant Information Form
- Submit copies of transcripts of secondary and/or post-secondary courses to the Music Department.
- If applicable, submit any Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada theory certificates.
- Arrange for two references: one from a qualified individual who can attest to your musical ability, accomplishments, and potential; the other from a person who is able to comment on your character and capacity for academic study. References cannot be from family members.
- Referees may complete the Online Reference Form or send a recommendation letter to the department.
Prospective students should contact the Music Department to inform us of interest in the program. We also encourage prospective students to visit the Langley Campus and arrange to meet specific faculty members. We will be happy to answer any questions about our program and to discuss your musical interests and goals.
Music Department Mailing Address:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
20901 Langley By-Pass
Canada V3A 8G9
Note: Applications can be filed starting November 1st and all documentation must be received by March 31st to be eligible for April and May auditions. Subject to space availability, applications will be considered until July 31st. Late auditions may be scheduled as needed. We cannot accept applications for deferred entry.
Note: To be eligible for scholarships, students must submit complete documentation by March 31st.