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What will I learn?

Memorial University's School of Music is a vibrant community of performers, creative musicians, and researchers whose work encompasses a wide range of interests across the musical spectrum. Its faculty are internationally renowned musicians and scholars who are as engaged in teaching as they are in practice. Through personalized mentorship, a select number of graduate candidates participate in unique opportunities to launch their professional lives in one of Canada's most vital musical environments.

The Master of Music programs in performance directly address the variety of career and life skills contemporary musicians must possess. As the largest music school in Atlantic Canada, Memorial is able to complement its intensive performance studies with a wide range of experiential opportunities for graduate students, from teaching and community engagement, to entrepreneurial and arts advocacy projects.

Potential career options and outcomes

Operatic tenor, concert pianist, MTV vlogger, film/television composer, tonmeister (technology specialist and sound design), Indie rockstar, endocrinologist, dean of Music School, videogame composer, piano technician

Which department am I in?

School of Music

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,074 - CAN $1,611 per semester
Start date

Expected September 2022


School of Music

Memorial University of Newfoundland,

MU-2000, M.O. Morgan Building, 7 Phelan Road,


Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1C5S7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum band scores of between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), with at least two band scores of 60 are the minimum requirements necessary for admission to the Marine Institute; A minimum score of at least 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) with a minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required to satisfy Marine Institute English proficiency requirements; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 85.Graduate diploma, MASc, MEng – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class or ‘B’ standing) in an appropriate area of study

For international students

Applicants must have completed Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in Music; successful performance audition in candidate’s principal area of applied study; (entrance auditions held in late February and early March)

The minimum English proficiency test scores are as follows:

Duolingo (until further notice) - A score of 105 or higher.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test - A score of 80 or higher.

IELTS - An average band score of 6.5 or higher on the academic test.

CAEL - A score between 50 and 60 in each of four bands, with at least 2 band scores of 60.

CanTEST - Band Level 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing.

MELAB - A score of 85% or higher.

PTE Academic - Minimum scores of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Application Deadline:

December 15 for Fall admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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