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Prescreening, Audition, and Portfolio Information

 All applicants to the Frost School of Music must submit prescreen videos and, if approved, audition. 

Updated 9/29/2021

The Frost School of Music plans to hold in-person auditions for the Fall 2022 admission cycle. Virtual audition options may be available for select instrument areas and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Recorded auditions will also be accepted as outlined below in the recorded audition section, though a live audition is strongly preferred.

Check out our video below with all the details on how to audition!

                                                                                    
                             

Prescreening

The priority deadline is November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision. Prescreening is required for all applicants. 

  • Check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the clickable links on the left-hand menu.
  • Prescreening submissions will not be reviewed by faculty until both applications and applicable fees are received.
  • Videos are required. Audio files alone will not be accepted. 
  • Upload online when you submit the Frost supplemental application through your University of Miami applicant portal.
  • Prescreening requirements are the same as audition requirements unless specified on the instrument page.
  • Prescreening requirements are not the same as portfolio requirements for Composition, Media Scoring & Production, and Music Engineering Technology. See below for additional details on portfolios.

Helpful Hints for Preparing Videos

  • All materials must include video and be filmed without editing.
  • Video recordings should include you and your instrument in the frame.
  • Use a tripod to stabilize the recording device if at all possible. 
  • The lighting source should be behind the camera.
  • Introduce yourself at the beginning of each recording and describe what you will play or sing. Make sure to speak clearly.
  • Use a quality external microphone if available.
  • Consider doing a "trial run" before recording the final submissions.
  • Perform on the recording as if you were live. Please review your videos prior to submission to ensure quality and check levels/sound/etc.

Auditions

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  • Undergraduate On-Campus Audition Dates

    Fall 2022 Application Season
    Final auditions will be held on campus on the following dates. Please note live auditions are strongly preferred.
    Early Action* applicants only:
    • Saturday, December 4, 2021
    Regular Decision & Transfer applicants:
    • Friday, February 11, 2022
    • Friday, February 18, 2022

    *Early Action applicants must audition on the Early Action audition date. If you are unavailable or have a conflict with the December 4th date we recommend your apply under the Regular Decision plan. 

  • Virtual and Recorded Auditions

    The Frost School of Music plans to hold in-person auditions for the Fall 2022 admission cycle. Virtual audition options may be available for select instrument areas and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Recorded auditions will also be accepted as outlined below. Please note live auditions are strongly preferred.

    Recorded auditions will be accepted for classical applicants living outside of Florida.

Portfolios

The priority deadline is November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision.

  • Required for Composition, Media Scoring & Production, and Music Engineering Technology applicants.
  • In addition to the portfolio, applicants to the three programs mentioned above must follow the prescreen/audition requirements for their primary instrument/voice in one of the following genres: Classical, Contemporary, or Jazz.
  • Upload online when you submit the Frost supplemental application and prescreen videos.