MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY

Designed by musicians, for musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology programs are built on a unique concept: to offer the complete range of industry knowledge required to take the art of performance to the professional level. With flexibility and space for personal style, students learn to perfect their business and music performance skills as they master the technologies and computer applications related to their major.

In the Music Performance & Technology programs, students will have access to the industry’s best and most influential music technologies as they work with exceptional instructors in the studio, on the stage and in the classroom. 

It takes more than being a good player to succeed as a performer in today’s highly competitive talent market and knowing how to utilize current recording technologies to create your art is becoming increasingly important for today’s musicians and content creators. This educational break-through will allow passionate musicians to discover a myriad of opportunities and realize their personal creative ambitions. 

All of our full-time diploma programs are approved vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005.


Two Year Diploma
Classes Start: September

To arrange a tour of our campus or to contact our Admissions Department:
admissions@metalworksinstitute.com


 AVAILABLE MAJORS
 GUITAR MAJOR
 DRUMS & PERCUSSION MAJOR
 PIANO & KEYBOARD MAJOR
 BASS GUITAR MAJOR
MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

If you have talent, passion and the ambition to succeed in the entertainment industry, you have what we are looking for from students in this program. In addition, to apply for this program:

  • You must have an OSSD or equivalent or be a qualified mature student.
  • You must submit a complete Recorded Video Audition for the program major you are applying for: (Vocal, Guitar, Piano & Keyboards, Bass or Drums & Percussion). (Specific requirements can be obtained from your Admissions Counsellor).
  • You must pay a $75.00 non-refundable audition fee in advance.
 MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY ADMISSION PROCESS
  1. Complete and submit the online application or contact us to request an email, fax, or mail application. You can also complete the application with your Admissions Counsellor in-person at Metalworks Institute.
  2. Your Admissions Counsellor will review your application and will contact you by phone and/or email. You will be sent the Recorded Video Audition requirements for the Music Performance & Technology major you are applying for.
  3. Make sure to review the requirements for your program of choice. All Recorded Video Auditions require you to submit the following three (3) videos:
    1. Video 1: About Me – Submit a video that tells us about you. Tell us about; who you are; you passion for music; your musical background; how long you have been playing or singing; any lessons or training you have taken; why you want to pursue a career in music; how important technology is to your music; your career goals; and anything else that will help us get to know you and why you want to attend the Music Performance & Technology program at Metalworks Institute.
      Label your video file as follows: firstname_lastname_aboutme_mptprogram_daterecorded
      For example, John_Smith_ aboutme_MPTV_April92018
    2. Video 2: My Performance Song 1 – choose one song that you are comfortable with, and that demonstrates the best of your abilities and record a video of yourself performing it. Be sure to state the title and the composer of the song you will be performing at the beginning of your video.
      Label your video file as follows: firstname_lastname_song1_mptprogram_daterecorded
      For example, John_Smith_ song1_MPTV_April92018
    3. Video 3: My Performance Song 2 – choose one song that you are comfortable with, and that demonstrates the best of your abilities and record a video of yourself performing it. Be sure to state the title and the composer of the song you will be performing at the beginning of your video.
      Label your video file as follows: firstname_lastname_song2_mptprogram_daterecorded
      For example, John_Smith_ song2_MPTV_April92018
  4. Make sure to select material that clearly highlights your musicianship and technical proficiency. You may submit performances of original compositions.
  5. Make sure the video and sound quality of your Recorded Video Audition is good. Your recordings must be less than 3 months old.
  6. Upload your three (3) video files to https://mws.wetransfer.com/. Make sure to label your video files correctly. When we receive your submission, you will receive a response informing you that your email has been received and that your submission will be sent to the Academics Department for evaluation.
  7. Make sure you have included the ‘About Me’ and both of your ‘My Performances’ videos.
  8. The Academics Department will review your Recorded Video Audition and notify your Admissions Counsellor of the results. The results are based on the professional opinion of the audition adjudicators and are considered final.
  9. You will be notified of the results by your Admissions Counsellor.
  10. Successful applicants must complete the registration process within thirty (30) days of their acceptance notification. Applicants failing to complete the process within thirty (30) days will forfeit their acceptance to the Music Performance & Technology Program.

To arrange a tour of our campus or to contact our Admissions Department:
admissions@metalworksinstitute.com


ABOUT THE RECORDED VIDEO AUDITION ($75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE AUDITION FEE)

All MPT applicants must submit a complete Recorded Video Audition for the program major they are applying for. (Vocal, Guitar, Piano & Keyboards, Bass or Drums & Percussion. (Specific requirements can be obtained from your Admissions Counsellor). Your Admissions Counsellor can provide you with additional details.


To arrange a tour of our campus or to contact our Admissions Department:
admissions@metalworksinstitute.com


 Important Dates

Please contact your Admissions Counselor about audition dates for the September 2018 Music Performance & Technology programs.

Music Performance & Technology Program Orientation Week
Orientation week typically occurs one week before the scheduled start date of the Music Performance & Technology programs. During this week, you will be introduced to Metalworks Institute’s staff, facilities, faculty, academic policies and procedures as well as your classmates. Students will also be assessed in the following areas:

· An evaluation of your performance technique.

· A general listening test, evaluating music related auditory skills which include general hearing, intervals, scales, triads and chords.

· An evaluation of your general knowledge of music theory.

· An evaluation of your general musicianship.

Please Note: Admission to Metalworks Institute’s Music Performance & Technology program is based on the results of your Recorded Video Audition. If you are not admitted to the program, it simply means that in the professional opinion of the audition adjudicators, another candidate’s potential was assessed to be at a higher level at this time. Applicants not accepted to the program are strongly encouraged to enroll in private music education to improve their skills and to re-apply or to speak with their Admissions Counsellor about other Metalworks Institute Programs and courses. We regret that we are unable to provide written copies of the audition adjudicator’s evaluations and comments.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY FAQ
Your Admissions Counsellor can provide you with all of the required information. There are three (3) videos to submit for your Recorded Video Submission:

  1. Video 1: About Me – Submit a video that tells us about yourself Include things such as who you are; you passion for music; your musical background; how long you have been playing or singing; any lessons or training you have taken; why you want to pursue a career in music; how important technology is to your music; your career goals; anything else that will help us get to know you and why you want to attend the Music Performance & Technology program at Metalworks Institute.
  2. Video 2: My Performances Song 1 – simply pick a song that you are comfortable with and that demonstrates the best of your abilities and submit a video of yourself performing it.
  3. Video 3: My Performances Song 2 – simply pick a second song that you are comfortable with and that demonstrates the best of your abilities and submit a video of yourself performing it.
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to show us your songwriting skills. The choice is up to you…cover or original.
Sorry, we cannot accept videos of band performances.  What we really want to see is you perform.
Yes, but you’ll only be evaluated as either a singer or instrumentalist, depending on what program you are applying for.
No. Singers can accompany themselves live, use one accompanist, or sing a cappella – you cannot sing along with pre-recorded music tracks or karaoke tracks.

Instrumentalists can play along with a pre-recorded track using headphones if they wish, but the accompaniment track cannot be audible in your video submission.

We recommend selecting two contrasting songs that will help show us the best of your talent. Try to choose songs that demonstrate the full scope of your musical abilities. Pick songs you’re comfortable playing or singing. Your songs should be associated with popular music genres (as these are the styles we focus on in the Music Performance & Technology program.
Absolutely! Please follow the audition requirements for the MPT (Vocal Major) program.

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