Graduate On-Campus Auditions

Auditions Dates 2019 :

Auditions will be held from January 25th to mid-March.


Before You Arrive:

  • Check uApply for your individual audition date, time, location and accompanist information
  • You must confirm whether or not you will attend with our Admissions Office staff (through your application in uApply)


To Prepare for Your On-Campus Audition:

  • Check your audition repertoire requirements. Choose material that you are comfortable playing and that showcases your musicianship and technical proficiency.
  • Prepare to be interviewed about your experience and your educational and professional goals.
  • If you are coming from outside Canada, check with Immigration Canada for travel document requirements.


On Audition Day:

If you are experiencing travel delays on the day of your audition or you are unable to attend your audition, please email our melanie.collins [at] (Recruitment Office)


  • A minimum of one hour prior to your audition, you must check-in at the Strathcona Music Building lobby (555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec).
    *Check-in is also mandatory for current students.
  • Practice rooms are available during the audition period.
  • During check-in, directions to your audition location and practice rooms will be provided.

Tours will be given by the Schulich Ambassadors during the lunch break.
Details will be available at the check-in desk.


  • Accompanists are provided free of charge for your audition time only.
  • Rehearsal costs vary and are your responsibility.
  • Contact your accompanist at least 48 hours before your audition to arrange rehearsal times, provide music, etc. (see uApply).
    You can also bring your own accompanists, at your expense. 


The Audition:

  • You must bring a list of pieces to be performed, including études and ensemble music.
  • The panel may interrupt your audition at any moment in a piece to ensure that auditions proceed on schedule.




Where to Stay:

Book a hotel in Montreal:

Special accommodations have been arranged with several downtown hotels. All hotels are within walking distance of the Schulich School of Music.

Special room prices are available to the McGill University community: staff, students, visitors, etc. 

If you are making reservations by phone, be sure to mention McGill University.

Events & Montreal:

Consult our Events Calendar for Schulich School of Music concerts and related events.

See the Discover Montreal website for happenings in the Greater Montreal area.