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On-Campus Programs

Items Deadline
Application December 1
Supplemental Materials February 1
Live Entertainment Management, Media Scoring, Music Industry, and Music Engineering programs  Please click here

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Application Steps

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  • Step 1 - Apply

  • Step 2 - Submit Supplemental Materials

    Supplemental materials that are not submitted as part of the CollegeNet application or that do not have special instructions below must be submitted either via email to fsom.graddocs@miami.edu or via US Mail to PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124.

    Required for all applicants:
    • Transcripts – an official transcript from ALL schools attended, regardless of if a degree was granted or not, must be sent directly to the Frost School of Music from the issuing institution in order to be considered official  
      • PDF transcripts are not official and will not be accepted to meet the application requirements 
      • A hard-copy transcript from the institution can be mailed to: PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124
      • If the institution uses an electronic transcript service (such as Parchment, etc.) the transcript can be sent to the email: fsom.graddocs@miami.edu
      • Applicants with international transcripts, please click here for specific instructions about approved evaluation services
      • An official transcript is required for every school attended, even if it was only a single class
      • Current University of Miami students applying to a new degree program must provide an official University of Miami transcript
    • Three letters of recommendation - sent through CollegeNet as part of application submission. These do not need to be sent separately
    • Resume - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent separately

    The following supplemental materials may be required for some applicants. Please see the Degree Program Requirements and the Application & Program Requirements for specific information.

     

    Applicants are responsible for tracking the status of their application materials and should do so on CaneLink.  Please allow at least one month for documents to be processed and marked as complete. If you are unable to access your CaneLink account, please check the CaneLink FAQ.

  • Step 3 - Audition/Interview/Upload Portfolio

    Audition - If your program requires an audition, you will be contacted after January 1st to schedule a date. All performance programs require a prescreening and invitations to audition will be extended to those applicants approved by faculty review. Check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements. Do not make travel plans until you receive a confirmation email from Frost Admissions.

    Interview - If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted by department faculty to schedule a date. 

    Portfolio - If your program requires a portfolio, please upload it through SlideRoom.  Check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements. 

  • International Applicants & Applicants w/International Transcripts

    For more information on International Applications and document evaluation, please click here.

Music, Media, & Industry

The graduate application deadline for 5 Year applicants is December 1 regardless of which program you're applying for.

 

If you are applying to Music Industry (MIND)Live Entertainment Management (5 Year applicants check here for special deadlines/information), or the JD/MA programs, the following deadlines apply: 

Items Deadline
International applicants and priority domestic applicants December 1
All JD/MA applicants  April 1
Final application and supplemental materials deadline for domestic applicants  June 1

 

If you are applying to Music Engineering Technology or Media Scoring and Production, the following deadlines apply:

Items Deadline
International applicants and priority domestic applicants December 1
Priority portfolio deadline January 1
Final application and portfolio deadline - all applications/supplemental materials/portfolios due April 1

LEARN MORE

 

If you are applying to the 5 Year BM Instrumental Performance and MA Live Entertainment Management program, the following deadlines apply: 

 

Items Deadline
All applicants for the 5 Year Dual Degree
Application December 1
Supplemental Materials February 1

 

The Frost School of Music offers a 5 year Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance and Master of Arts in Live Entertainment Management. This program is designed for current Frost students with a high academic and musical achievement level. 

You must be an undergraduate student in the Frost School of Music. Successful applicants will follow all instructions and meet all deadlines for application to the MA in Live Entertainment Management program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 is required. 

 Application procedures 

Students should discuss the program and the possibility of entering with an academic advisor. To be eligible for the program, in year four you must be able to satisfy all undergraduate degree requirements and enroll in 6 credits of graduate courses in the fall and spring semesters (12 total). Both degrees are awarded at the completion of required coursework for the BM and MA degrees. The special conditions and processes for the five-year BM/MA Program can be found on the 5 year program page

Decisions

Students are recommended for admission to the Frost School of Music by the faculty and admission committees. Final acceptance to the Graduate program is made after all materials requested by the Frost School of Music have been received and evaluated. Scholarships and/or Assistantships are awarded based on faculty recommendation. Admission decisions are sent out starting in late March.  

Application Guidelines

  • Applications are accepted for the fall term only.
  • Applications are accepted for one degree program only. 
  • Graduate applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA for consideration. 4+1 applicants must have a minimum of a 3.6 cumulative GPA for consideration.
  • Applicants must be pursuing or have earned the appropriate prior music degree(s) from a regionally accredited institution in order to apply for a graduate-level music program. If you are accepted and decide to attend the Frost School, you will be required to provide a final transcript showing a conferred degree.
  • The MA in Music Industry and the MA in Live Entertainment Management do not require prior music degrees. For the MM in Musicology and the MM in Media Scoring and Production a BM is preferred, but not required. The MS in Music Engineering Technology is open to students who have completed a BS degree in an appropriate engineering/science field.
  • Current University of Miami students applying to a new degree program must provide an official University of Miami transcript.
  • Materials submitted in support of an application cannot be released for other purposes nor returned to the applicant.
  • For information on where to submit supplemental materials, please check here.