Music Department Auditions

Tyndale values music of all styles and encourages musicians to audition with musical selections that demonstrate their strengths and gifting. Your audition should consist of two-five minute selections, in any style that conveys your proficiency and musicianship. These selections should highlight your talents and allow the audition panel to see you in your best light.

Audition Information

Admission into the Music Department will be granted after a successful audition and successful completion and assessment of your Tyndale University application.

Dear Applicants to Tyndale’s Music Program,

The Tyndale Music Department is currently accepting Video Auditions in place of live auditions for Fall 2021 for the BA in Music: Worship Arts and BA in Music Performance degree programs. Thank you for preparing your video audition for Tyndale as we look forward to better days ahead.

Submitting a Video Audition and Form:

Accompaniment Requirements:

You may perform your video audition accompanied by an accompaniment track if you do not have someone in-house to accompany you. You may purchase a track for your song from iTunes or any other music provider (search your song title plus the word “track” or “instrumental” or “karaoke”), or sing to a karaoke track from a karaoke system for your video audition submissions.

All vocalists and guitarists must perform your audition accompanied. For Worship Arts Voice applicants, we recommend that you audition singing to a track rather than accompanying yourself.

Deadline for Video Audition submissions: Video Auditions accepted June 2021 to September 5, 2021.

While Video auditions for the Tyndale BA in Music program will be accepted from now until early September 2021 for the Fall 2021/Winter 2022 academic year, applicants may submit their video audition earlier than the May due date for immediate consideration and potential early acceptance.

If you have already submitted your online audition, we thank you.

We look forward to hearing you!

 

Accompaniment Recommendations / Requirements

Vocal Applicants:
» Your audition must be performed with an accompanist on piano for live auditions.

Guitar Applicants:
» You may sing or play along with an accompaniment track or recording or may also use other musicians to accompany you for live auditions.

Video Auditions

Video Content

Video auditions must include the following:

  • Prepare TWO CONTRASTING songs (Please note: Worship Arts Applicants must prepare 2 sacred songs, Performance Applicants may choose to prepare songs from other music genres), that demonstrate your strengths, abilities and musicianship
  • Selections must be memorized and should reflect a variety of styles
  • Introduce yourself (your full name)
  • Introduce your two selections by name and composer

Be sure to dress in professional business attire for audition.

Video submissions should not exceed 12 minutes in total.

Video Submission

  • Submit your video recording through YouTube, Vimeo or a similar online video service.
  • Title of the video should be: “YOUR NAME - TYNDALE AUDITION”
  • Send link to music [at] tyndale [dot] ca
  • Fill out and submit your Online Music Audition Form

 If Submitting via YouTube

  • Under privacy settings, select “UNLISTED”
  • Title with “YOUR NAME-TYNDALE AUDITION”