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Domestic/International Freshmen and Transfer Applicants

 

 Deadline
 Early Action  November 1
 Regular Decision and Transfer   December 1

 

Steps to Apply

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  • Apply - University of Miami

    • First, submit your Common Application for the University of Miami.
      • We recommend that you submit your Common Application one month prior to the posted admissions deadlines to ensure a smooth submission process of all required materials.
      • You must select a Frost School of Music program as your major in order to access the supplemental music application. 
      • Applicants to the Frost School of Music who are not admitted to this program and did not indicate a second-choice major on their application will not be considered for admission to any other academic program at the University of Miami. Applicants may not add a second-choice major after submitting their application to the University of Miami. 

  • Apply - Frost School of Music

    • Next, log into your University of Miami applicant portal to set up access.
      • After submitting your application, please allow five to seven business days for the University of Miami to receive it. Upon receipt, we will send you an acknowledgment email with instructions on how to log in to the Applicant Portal to track your application.

    Submit the Frost School of Music application and upload all Frost supplemental requirements on your applicant portal. 

  • Upload your prescreening

    Click here for complete prescreen information. 

    Applicants to the programs listed below must submit prescreen videos and, if approved, audition on their instrument/voice. 

    Bachelor of Music

    Instrumental Performance
    Keyboard Performance
    Vocal Performance
    Studio Music & Jazz Instrumental / Vocal
    Music Education
    Music Therapy
    Composition
    Media Scoring & Production
    Music Industry
    Modern Artist Development& Entrepreneurship

    Bachelor of Science

    Music Engineering Technology

    Bachelor of Arts

    Music
    The only degree at the Frost School of Music that does not require an applicant to be a musician and prescreen/audition: 

    Bachelor of Arts

    Music Industry

     

    Submit the Frost School of Music application and upload all Frost supplemental requirements on your applicant portal. 

  • Upload your portfolio

    • Portfolios are required for some programs.
      • 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.
      • Supplemental portfolios for these 3 programs are NOT the same as prescreening requirements related to your musicianship skills on your instrument/voice. 

    Submit the Frost School of Music application and upload all Frost supplemental requirements on your applicant portal. 

Admission Requirements - All Applicants

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  • Deadlines

    Start the process of applying well in advance in order to complete all the steps by the deadline. Admission is for the fall term only. 

    • Early Action deadline is November 1st. 
      • Early Action applicants, if approved, must audition on campus on the December audition date.
    • Regular Decision deadline is December 1st.
      • Regular Decision applicants, if approved, audition in February.
    • Transfer application priority deadline is December 1st.
      • Transfer applicants, if approved, audition in February.

  • Prescreening

    All applicants (*except the Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry) must submit prescreen videos that meet the requirements for the primary instrument/voice.

    • Confirmation emails and invitations to audition will be sent as soon as possible after a review of your prescreen. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation. 

    *The only degree at the Frost School of Music that does not require an applicant to be a musician and prescreen/audition.

  • Audition

    Click here for complete information about auditions. 

    Applicants to the programs listed below must submit prescreen videos and, if approved, audition on their instrument/voice. 

    Bachelor of Music

    Instrumental Performance
    Keyboard Performance
    Vocal Performance
    Studio Music & Jazz Instrumental / Vocal
    Music Education
    Music Therapy
    Composition
    Media Scoring & Production
    Music Industry
    Modern Artist Development& Entrepreneurship

    Bachelor of Science

    Music Engineering Technology

    Bachelor of Arts

    Music
    The only degree at the Frost School of Music that does not require an applicant to be a musician and prescreen/audition: 

    Bachelor of Arts

    Music Industry

  • Portfolio

    Portfolios are required for some programs.

    • 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.
    • Supplemental portfolios for these 3 programs are NOT the same as prescreening requirements related to your musicianship skills on your instrument/voice. 

  • Letter of Recommendation

    1 supplemental music specific Letter of Recommendation can be submitted, but it is optional. Submit along with your CommonApp or send to: mydocuments@miami.edu.

  • Supplemental Application Essay

    Frost School of Music supplemental application essay

    Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry applicants:
    • Why are you interested in studying Music Industry, and what are your professional/career goals?

     

    All other applicants:
    • Write a short (2-3 paragraph) essay about what is distinctly appealing to you about the Frost degree program to which you're applying.
    • Optional: At Frost, we will push you beyond your comfort zone; what genre of music would you find the most difficult to play, sing, or compose for, and why? 

  • Guidelines

    All students must be recommended for admission to the Frost School of Music by the faculty committee and/or demonstrate that they are academically admissible candidates.

    ​Admission into the Frost School of Music as an undergraduate applicant is a joint decision by Frost and the Office of Undergraduate Admission. We employ a holistic review that considers both the music evaluation and your application and supporting documents. Historically, competitive applicants to the Frost School of Music have an A/B average in core academic subject areas (such as English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, and Foreign Language). You may view the First-Year Class Profile to see last year's overall admitted student profile. ACT/SAT scores are optional. 

    Applicants must submit the UM Application, the Frost School of Music supplemental application, and all required documents for the Office of Undergraduate Admission by their respective deadlines. If an applicant fails to submit all required documentation, the application will be withdrawn from consideration for both the Frost School and the University of Miami. Please check your University of Miami Applicant Portal regularly to track your application and document status. 

Early Action and Regular Decision

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  • Early Action

    The Early Action deadline is November 1st

    Early Action is for the most academically competitive students admitted to the freshman class. Applicants who wish to be considered for the University of Miami premier scholarships should apply Early Action and submit all required materials for both the university and the Frost School by the deadline.  Early Action applicants will also be considered for Frost School of Music merit scholarships* as well as need-based aid if they apply. Early Action decisions are released in late January.

    Note: Historically, a large percentage of students who apply Early Action to the Frost School of Music are deferred to Regular Decision to be considered with the larger Frost School of Music applicant pool. Students who are deferred will be notified of their deferral in December and will receive a final admission decision in mid-to-late March.

    *Applicants to the BA will be considered for academic-based scholarships. BA MIND applicants will not be considered for Frost music merit-based awards. 

  • Regular Decision

    The Regular Decision deadline is December 1st

    Regular Decision applicants will be considered for both academic and music merit scholarships* as well as need-based aid if they apply.

    Regular Decision applicants will receive their admission decision in mid-to-late March for both the Frost School of Music and the University of Miami.  

    *Applicants to the BA will be considered for academic-based scholarships. BA MIND applicants will not be considered for Frost music merit-based awards. 

Transfer Students

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  • Transfer Admission/Credits

    Transfer applicants follow the same deadlines and procedures as freshmen outlined for Regular Decision applicants above.

    • The application priority deadline is December 1st.
    • Transfers are not eligible for Early Action.
    • Transfer applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.  
    • If transfer applicants do not have 30 credit hours we will wait for spring grades to make a decision.

    Credit may be granted for academic classes in which a student received a grade of C or better at an accredited institution, however, not all classes may count toward degree requirements. After a student has passed the audition and has been admitted to the University, the University Office of Admission evaluates the transcript and determines the University of Miami equivalents.

    After matriculation and prior to orientation, the Frost School of Music Office of Undergraduate Studies will evaluate which courses meet degree requirements. Every effort will be made to utilize as many courses as possible. However, transfer students should be aware that the University of Miami general studies program is unique and therefore some courses may be transferred to the university, but will not count toward a specific degree requirement.

    The Frost School of Music accepts music theory courses from accredited institutions, however, a music theory placement exam may be utilized to determine the appropriate level of theory and aural skills. The applied faculty will determine the level of study on the instrument or voice based on the jury exam at the end of the first semester. Transfer applicants should carefully consider their individual situation when evaluating the option to apply as a transfer.  In some cases, residency requirements and credit hour restrictions may not make it beneficial to transfer and still complete a degree in a timely manner.  It may be wiser to consider the Frost School for a graduate degree.  

    Click below for the Undergraduate Admission Transfer Application Steps.

    More Information

  • Internal University of Miami Transfers

    Internal University of Miami students applying to transfer to the Frost School of Music apply online and must be musicians except for the *Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. All other majors require a prescreen/audition. Contact the Frost School of Music Office of Admission for a link to the application. 

    admission.music@miami.edu

    • The application priority deadline is December 1st.
    • Internal transfers are not eligible for Early Action.
    • Upload prescreen videos for your instrument/voice (required of all applicants except the *Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry).
    • Upload a supplemental portfolio if applying to: Composition, Media Scoring & Production, Music Engineering Technology. 
    • Internal transfers must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.
    • If internal transfer applicants do not have 30 credit hours we will wait for spring grades to make a decision.

    *University of Miami students applying for the Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry should visit this link for more information about the process to transfer into this program/major. 

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