Frequently Asked Questions - Graduate Studies

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  • Q. How do I apply?

    A. Graduate applicants apply to the Frost School of Music online. If required for your specific program, additional application materials should be uploaded via here. Detailed application steps can be found under How to Apply.

  • Q. Is a prescreening required?

    A. Yes, for some programs. Applicants to Choral Conducting, Classical Instrumental Performance, Classical Keyboard Performance, Classical Vocal Performance, Jazz, Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy, Orchestral/Wind Conducting, and Vocal Pedagogy and Performance must submit a prescreen via SlideRoom as part of the application. More information on prescreen requirements can be found under Audition & Portfolio Requirements.

  • Q. How do I check the status of my application?

    A. Once you apply, you will receive an email from the 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 the University of Miami IT here: or check the CaneLink FAQ.

  • Q. I sent in my documents and they aren't showing up in CaneLink. What should I do?

    A. All graduate documents that are received by the Office of Admissions are processed individually, and during high traffic times, such as around application deadlines, the process can take some time. Please allow at least two weeks for documents to be processed and marked as "Complete" on CaneLink.

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  • 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 for assistance and information about how to plan your visit.