Graduate Admission Requirements

*** All Choral Conducting and Orchestral Conducting degree programs will be closed for Fall 2017 admission.

On-campus Programs
The Fall 2017 application will be available in late September

• Priority deadline – December 1st - Late submissions are at a disadvantage for admission/awards.
• Apply online through CollegNET
• A prescreening is required in some studios/programs – check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific information
• Admission is for the fall term only
• Graduate applicants must have a 3.0GPA or higher for consideration
• Required supplemental materials vary by degree/program and applicant type – *check Program Requirements for specific information

Supplemental Materials – Required of all applicants
• Transcripts – an official transcript of every post-secondary school attended must be provided
• Three letters of recommendation
• Resume
• Personal Statement
Required for specific degrees/programs
• *Writing Sample
• *GRE scores
• *TOEFL/IELTS score
• *Audition
• *Portfolio
• *Teaching sample
• *Interview

For a chart of degree programs and requirements please click here

***Note:  If you are applying to Music Business, Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management, JD/MM, or JD/MA programs, the following deadlines apply:
December 1 - International applicants
March 15 - JD/MM, JD/MA applicants, and Music Business and Arts Presenting applicants who wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistant position
June 1 - all others

For the JD/MM and JD/MA programs, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with additional questions regarding the programs.

Auditions

The following programs require a pre-screening audition before receiving an on-campus audition invitation:
Classical Flute
Classical Violin
All Jazz applicants
Choral Conducting
Instrumental/Orchestral Conducting
Keyboard Performance Degrees

*** The pre-screening must be uploaded to SlideRoom by December 1.

The following degree programs require an audition; on-campus auditions are preferred. For scholarship/assistantship consideration you must attend a live audition.

Artist Diploma in Instrumental Conducting
Artist Diploma in Performance (Classical Instrumental, Classical Piano, Classical Voice)

Master of Music in Classical Performance (Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice)
Master of Music in Conducting (Choral & Instrumental)
Master of Music in Jazz Performance (Instrumental, Voice)
Master of Music in Pedagogy (Jazz, Keyboard, Vocal)

Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting (Choral & Instrumental)
Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy (Keyboard & Voice)
Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance (Classical & Jazz)

If faculty approve a recorded audition, this must be submitted online via SlideRoom.

Please visit Audition Requirements for additional information on audition dates and requirements.

Portfolios

The following degree programs require a portfolio. This must be submitted via SlideRoom.

Master of Music in Composition
Master of Music in Digital Arts & Sound Design
Master of Music in Media Writing & Production
Master of Music in Sound Recording Arts
Master of Music in Studio Jazz Writing

Master of Science in Music Engineering Technology

Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Composition

Teaching Sample

The following degree programs require a teaching sample. This must be a video submitted via SlideRoom.

All Vocal Performance degree programs (required to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship)

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education/Therapy

Writing Sample

The following degree programs require a writing sample to be submitted to the Frost School of Music admission office, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The writing sample must be a scholarly work or essay.

Master of Music in Choral Conducting
Master of Music in Musicology
Master of Music in Music Therapy
Master of Music in Vocal Performance

Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting (Choral & Instrumental)
Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy
Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education/Therapy

On-Campus Interview

The following degree programs require an on-campus interview. Please contact the Program Director in your area of interest to set up the interview.

Master of Music in Musicology
Master of Music in Composition (finalists for teaching assistantships will be invited to do an on-campus interview. Not required for admission)
Master of Music in Digital Arts and Sound Design (finalists for teaching assistantships will be invited to do an on-campus interview. Not required for admission)
Master of Music in Sound Recording Arts

Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Composition

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education/Therapy

GRE

GRE scores are only valid for a period of five years. If an applicant took the exam more than five years ago then it must be taken again
Institution Code R5815
Department Code 2404

The following programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE):

Master of Music in Composition
Master of Music in Digital Arts & Sound Design
Master of Music in Musicology
Master of Music in Music Education
Master of Music in Music Therapy
Master of Music in Media Writing & Production
Master of Music in Pedagogy (Jazz & Keyboard)
Master of Music in Sound Recording Arts

Master of Science in Music Engineering Technology

All DMA & PhD degree programs

The Frost School of Music Graduate program requires the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing portions for the GRE. A minimum 295 (1000 old scoring system) combined Verbal and Quantitative score and minimum 4.0 on the Analytical Writing section is required for admission.
Institution Code R5815
Department Code 2404

International Applicant Requirements

International applicants whose native language is not English, and who did not receive an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution, must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If you received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution you are not required to take either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for a period of two years. If an applicant took the exam more than two years ago then it must be taken again.
TOEFL Institution Code = 5815

The Frost School of Music requires applicants to receive a minimum written TOEFL score of 550, or a minimum computerized TOEFL score of 213, or a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80.

The Frost School of Music requires applicants to receive a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

In addition to the degree requirements above, International applicants must submit the following documents:
Copy of Passport
Official transcripts- original language and translations
Copy of the diploma- original language and translations

For additional information regarding International Student Services, please visit: http://www.miami.edu/sa/index.php/isss/prospective_international_students/