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BEFORE YOU APPLY | APPLICATIONS | SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
AUDITIONS AND PORTFOLIOS | DECISIONS AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
GENERAL QUESTIONS

Before You Apply

Q.If I’m only interested in pursuing a music major, must I apply to both the FROST School of Music and the University of Miami overall?
A.Yes, an application to the University of Miami is required as well as a supplemental application to the FROST School of Music.

Q. Do I need to wait to be admitted to the University of Miami before submitting my application for admission to the FROST School of Music?
A. No, please do not wait. Please submit all your application materials as soon as possible, as your application will not beconsidered complete until all elements are received by the appropriate offices.

Q. Can I apply Early Decision or Early Action?
A. Yes, the FROST School of Music participates in the University’s Early Action program. Please visit the How To Apply page for more information.

Q. What if I’m applying for a non-performance degree, do I still have to audition?
A. Yes. Every applicant, regardless of degree or program choice, must complete an audition in order to be considered for admission to the FROST School of Music.

Applications

Q. How do I apply for admission and schedule an audition?
A. Apply to the University of Miami online via the Common Application and submit the Arts Supplement which is available through SlideRoom for the FSOM. From the list of available dates, indicate your audition date choice on the FROST School of Music supplemental application. Once your application and fees are received, and you pass a prescreening (required for all jazz and contemporary instruments/voice, flute, keyboard and violin) we will confirm your audition date.

Q. Is a prescreening required?
A. Yes, for some instruments. Applicants wishing to complete a classical flute, classical keyboard, classical violin, contemporary, or jazz audition must submit a prescreening via SlideRoom as part of the Arts Supplement through the CommonApp. 

Q. How do I check the status of my application?
A. Once you apply, you will receive an email from University of Miami Information Technology with log-in information for CaneLink. From there, you will be able to track the status of your application and supplemental materials. Please check your CaneLink regularly, as it is your responsibility to track the status of your application materials.

Q. I can't get into my CaneLink account. What should I do?
A. If you did not receive the original CaneLink email or are having problems accessing your CaneLink account, please contact University of Miami IT here: itsupportcenter@miami.edu

Supplemental Materials

Q. Where do I submit my supplemental materials, such as transcripts, test scores, and letter of recommendation?
A. All supplemental materials should be submitted through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. More details and information can be found under Freshman Application Steps

Auditions and Portfolios

Q. Is it possible to audition at a regional site or via a recording?
A. Classical applicants can audition at a regional site or via a recording submitted online via SlideRoom as part of the Arts Supplement through the CommonApp. The FROST School of Music offers auditions at several major cities across the U.S. Contemporary and jazz applicants should plan on auditioning on campus if approved after a review of their prescreening. In some cases a skype audition may be approved by faculty and contemporary applicants can audition at a regional site in Los Angeles. 

Q. How do I change my audition date?
A. If you’ve submitted your FROST School of Music supplemental application with your audition date choice and then realize you need to change your date, please contact the Office of Admission at the FROST School of Music at (305-284-6168). There will be a $25 charge to make audition date changes.

Q. How many movements of a piece should I prepare?
A. All specific audition requirement questions should be directed to your program faculty.

Q. Where do I upload my portfolio?
A. If your program requires a portfolio, you will receive a special link via email when it is time to upload your portfolio. Please upload it through SlideRoom.  Check the Audition & Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements. 

Decisions and Scholarship Information

Q. When will I know if I’ve been offered admission?
A. Admission notifications are sent in mid-March for all music applicants.

Q. Can I defer my enrollment for a year?
A. No. We do not offer deferment for undergraduate applicants.

Q. How do I apply for a scholarship?
A. The FROST School of Music offers merit scholarships based on both your talent and/or academic qualifications. All you have to do is apply and audition by the deadlines, and you are automatically considered. There is not a separate scholarship application.  Applicants that wish to be considered for the University of Miami premier scholarships should apply Early Action.

Q. How do I apply for need-based financial aid?
A. You may apply for need-based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application can be found on the FAFSA website, and any questions can be directed to the Office of Financial Assistance.

General Questions

Q. How do I schedule a visit to the FROST School of Music?
A. When planning a visit to campus, we recommend you try to incorporate several activities. A meeting with the Director of Admission and Recruitment, class visits, faculty meetings, and campus tours may be available. Please contact the Office of Admission at the FROST School of Music at 305-284-6168 or admission.music@miami.edu for assistance and information about how to plan your visit.