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  • Apply online by December 1
  • Submit Supplemental Materials by February 1 (see below)
  • Upload prescreenings/conduction/teaching samples/portfolios (if applicable) – check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific information.

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  • Guidelines

    The following supplemental materials may be required for some applicants
    • If accepted, you will be contacted by the Office of Admission to submit documentation of financial responsibility.

    Not all supplemental materials are required for all degree programs. Please see the Degree Program Requirements for specific requirements.

    For information regarding specific program requirements, please see Application & Program Requirements.

    Applicants are responsible for tracking the status of their application materials and should do so on CaneLink.  Please allow at least two weeks for documents to be processed and marked as complete. 

  • Audition and Prescreen Conducting/Teaching Samples, Interviews, Portfolios

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

    Auditions & Prescreens

    Deadline: December 1

    Requirements: Prescreen Requirements

    Submit here

    If approved after a review of your prescreen, you will be contacted after January 1st to schedule a audition date. All performance programs require a prescreening and invitations to audition will be extended to those applicants approved by faculty review. Do not make travel plans until you receive a confirmation email from Frost Admissions.

    Conducting Sample

    Deadline: December 1

    Requirements: Conducting Requirements

    Submit here

    Interview

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

    Portfolio

    Deadline: Varies by program

    Requirements: Portfolio Requirements

    Submit here.  

    Teaching Sample

    Deadline: December 1

    Requirements: Teaching Sample Requirements

    Submit here

  • GRE Scores

    GRE Scores - Click here for more information

    Institution Code

    GRE: 5815

  • Resume, Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation

    • Resume - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent seperately.
    • Statement of Purpose* - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent separately.
    • Three letters of recommendation - submitted online as part of the application. These do not need to be sent separately
    *Please note, the statement of purpose is not the same as a writing sample. Some programs have a supplemental writing sample requirement. Please see the Degree Program Requirements.

  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores

    TOEFL/IELTS Score - Click here for more information

    • TOEFL or IELTS scores must be submitted by February 1st.
    • Test scores are required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree from an accredited English-speaking institution. 
    • University of Miami English Proficiency requirements

    Institution Code

    TOEFL: 5815

    IELTS: 4862

  • Transcripts - Domestic

    Required for all applicants:

    Official transcripts from ALL schools attended, regardless of if a degree was granted or not (even if it was a single class), must be sent directly to the Frost School of Music from the issuing institution in order to be considered official. Transcripts sent by the applicant will not be accepted. 

    • Electronic transcripts are accepted from electronic transcript services (such as Parchment, National Student Clearing House, etc.). PDF transcripts not sent through an electronic transcript service are not acceptable as official. 
      • Option 1 (preferred): Enter Recipient Manually
      • Option 2: Select to be sent to "Graduate School"
    • Hard-copy transcripts from the institution can be mailed to: 

          PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124

    Applicants with international transcripts, please click here for specific instructions about evaluations.

  • Transcripts - International

    Submit the following educational documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:

    a) Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language, and

    b) Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study. 

    Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations.  Translations supplement but do not replace, the official documents. 

  • Writing Sample

    Send to: fsom.graddocs@miami.edu

    Some programs have a supplemental writing requirement. Check the program requirements chart for individual program requirements. 

    Submit a scholarly writing sample on a topic related to your area of study or a broader musical topic. A research paper, article, or similar is appropriate. 

    Music Therapy and Music Education require specific writing samples. 

    *Please note, the statement of purpose that is uploaded with the online application is not the same as the writing sample.