Why Music @ Memorial?

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, performance/pedagogy, and conducting 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.

Description of program

  • MMus – The MMus program involves courses only and can be completed in 2 years of full-time study.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MMus – 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)

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

Graduate student and alumni profiles

Our graduate students come from all parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the world. View the student profile below to learn more about what they do and why they chose Memorial.


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Program Information
Degrees Offered:




Duration (Full-time students):

MMus: 2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 15 for Fall admission (entrance auditions in late February and early March)


MMus: $7,000-$12,000

More funding information

Tuition (NL students):

MMus: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MMus: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MMus: $1,074-$1,611/semester

More tuition information

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