Information Sessions for Prospective Students

Find out about our three Music degree programs, the Music Minor program, or about available music courses as electives at Lakehead University.  Recent program updates and requirements make all of our programs highly accessible to students with a music background.

Information sessions will be held with each student individually over zoom at any time that is convenient to the students and may include evenings and/or weekends.  Student parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings if they want.  Some of the common session topics are:
  1. Auditions and Theory placement.
  2. Differences between music degree programs.
  3. Career paths in music.
  4. Scholarships, Awards, Prizes, and Bursaries specifically for music.
  5. Unique features of the LU music options that are not available at other universities

Those who are interested can request a ZOOM meeting with department Chair, Dr. Aris Carastathis directly

 

Admission Requirements for Music

In addition to the general Lakehead University Admission Requirements, students applying to the Music Programs at Lakehead University must perform an Audition in their chosen instrument or voice and take a Theory Placement Test.  A conditional acceptance may be offered which will vary with each applicant to suit their individual goals.  For more information please contact the Department of Music at 807-343-8787 or by email at jhowie@lakeheadu.ca

Auditions

Applicants must audition with two or three contrasting works (i.e. slow and fast, from different music periods) of their choice.  The works must be mostly from the classical repertoire. Auditions are held from February to June and, in general, they can be arranged individually to accommodate the applicant. Depending on space availability late auditions may be accepted. Early auditions are highly recommended.

In-person

Students who plan to audition in person may book a time for their audition by calling the Department of Music (807 - 343-8787).  

Recorded Auditions

It is possible to audition by sending a recorded performance. The recording must be unedited (one take from beginning to end of each work).  Please include a repertoire list with titles and composer names.

  1. By electronic submission (video, audio files). Auditions can be sent as email attachments or as links to electronic transfer services (Google Drive, One Drive, WeTransfer, YouTube, etc.).
  2. By post (video, audio files).  Auditions can be sent on portable media (thumb drive, SD card, CD-R, DVD-R etc.).

Theory Placement Test

The purpose of the Theory Placement Test is to determine the student's background in music theory and recommend the most appropriate theory courses.  Students may take the Theory Placement Test after their audition and up until the first week of classes in the fall. The test takes approximately one hour.  A placement test study guide is available upon request.