We encourage prospective students to contact the Music Department regarding your interest in the program. We invite you to visit KPU Langley as well as arrange to meet one or more of the music department faculty. We will be happy to discuss your musical interests and goals as well as answer any questions you may have about the music program.
Step 1: Submit an Application to the University
Prospective music students should apply online at: https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/kpu. Applicants who meet the undergraduate admission requirements for the Faculty of Arts (which consists of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement) will be sent an offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts as a Music Intended student.
Declaring into the Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts
Students who have been accepted to the Faculty of Arts as a Music Intended student must then successfully audition on their major instrument, undergo an interview, and pass the placement test before being admitted into the Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts Program. PLEASE NOTE: applicants are not officially in the Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts Program until the applicant successfully completes the audition, interview, and placement test process (see below).
Step 2: Submit the Music Applicant Information Form
Prior to the audition, interview, and placement test, Music Intended students must submit the following documents to the Music Department:
- The online Music Applicant Information Form
- Any Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada theory and/or history certificates, if applicable.
Step 3: Arrange for Two References:
- The first reference should be from a qualified individual who can attest to your musical ability, accomplishments, and potential (e.g., private music instructor, band teacher, choral director);
- The second reference should be from a person who is able to comment on your character and capacity for academic study (e.g., employer, athletic coach). Referees cannot be family members or relatives. Ideally, the referee has known the applicant for at least two years.
- Applicants may request the referee to complete the Online Reference Form or send a recommendation letter to the department.
NOTE: To be eligible for music scholarships, students must submit complete documentation by Feb 28th.
Step 4: Prepare for the Audition, Interview and Placement Test.