Memorial University, School of Music

Memorial Univerity, School of Music

Become the musician within you. At Memorial University’s School of Music we believe that music is more than a career, it’s a calling – if you have the passion, we’ll help you to realize your goals. As Atlantic Canada’s largest school of music we offer a breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that emphasize excellence, creativity, and depth. Study with our internationally recognized faculty, perform in our award winning ensembles, benefit from cutting edge technology and prime rehearsal and performance facilities. Participate in community-engaged projects and take advantage of professional opportunities that will prepare you for the adventure and challenges of being a musician in today’s world. Click for application deadlines and audition dates.



Here's everything you need to know about applying to the School of Music.

Application Deadlines for Entrance to the School of Music, Fall 2013
  • Undergraduate - 15 January, 2013 *NOTE NEW EARLIER DEADLINE*
  • Graduate - 15 December, 2012

Audition Dates for Entrance to the School of Music, Fall 2013

Planning to audition live? Please mark St. John's, Halifax or Moncton on the online application form. Graduate applicants wishing to audition live in Halifax or Moncton should complete the online application for the School of Graduate Studies and on the School of Music audition form indicate that they would like a live audition in one of those two centres.

St. John’s, Newfoundland

  • March 8-10, 2013 (undergraduate and graduate)

Moncton, New Brunswick

  • March 2, 2013 (undergraduate and graduate)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • March 3, 2013 (undergraduate and graduate)

Details about our Programs

School of Music Facilities

The School of Music has excellent facilities that can be booked by both the university community and external individuals and groups.

D F Cook Recital Hall (MU-1045)

The D F Cook Recital Hall is an acoustically rich 296 seat concert hall available for music and speech. With recording and PA facilities, and two 9 foot grand pianos. Also available is a box office/coat check, VIP room and greeting lobby. It is wheelchair accessible with two spaces at the back of the hall.

Petro-Canada Hall (MU-1050)

Petro-Canada Hall is the School of Music's new concert hall. It seats about 120, and has extensive multimedia and recording capabilities as well as rich acoustics making a very desirable space for a variety of purposes.

Charles W Hutton Choral Room (MU-1032)

The Choral Room is a 130 seat theatre with tiered seating for musical and lecture style applications. It is available with or without multimedia presentation projection to a 9 foot screen through PC applications, visual presenter and most popular audio visual formats. It has internet access and you can even hookup your laptop through a standard VGA connection for presentation purposes. The choral room comes with one 9 foot grand and one upright piano for musical performances.

Piano on stage
Piano on Stage
Eleanor Mews Jerrett Instrumental Room (MU-1034)

The Instrumental Room is a large orchestral rehearsal room and is acoustically treated for recording purposes. The Instrumental Room is used by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the MUN Concert Band for large group rehearsals. At certain times during the year it can be cleared to provide a large floor space for trade shows and special presentations. The Instrumental Room seats a maximum of 100.

Chamber Studio (MU-1001)

The Chamber Studio is a medium sized rehearsal space with a 6 foot grand and an upright piano. It was designed for small chamber groups to rehearse.

Classrooms (MU-2017, MU-2021, MU-2025)

The School of Music has two classrooms seating 45 and 35 respectively as well as a small seminar room seating 18. Ideal for smaller meetings and as part of a package. School of Music technicians and assistants are available for all bookings in various roles.

Band on Stage

MUN Music Ensembles

Making music together takes the pleasure of making music to an even higher level. The School of Music offers a wide range of ensemble experiences to its students: large and small choirs, a concert band, an orchestra, jazz ensemble, an opera workshop, new and world music ensembles, plus a range of chamber music activities and specialized ensembles for brass, percussion and winds. In addition to rehearsing regularly and giving frequent performances in the university and surrounding community, the School’s ensembles tour frequently across the province and beyond.

School of Music ensembles welcome the participation of students from across the university who may join one of our choirs, the band or orchestra subject to an audition. For more information about the wealth of ensemble experiences available at the School of Music, tour these pages. If you’re interested in auditioning for an ensemble, contact its director by phone or e-mail. Or if you want to hear one of our exciting ensemble concerts, check out the performance schedule on our concerts listing page. Experience the pleasure of our music-making together!