Graduate Admission Requirements

All applicants to a graduate program at the Frost School of Music must complete the following by December 1:

    •  Apply online to the Frost School of Music via CollegeNet
    •  Pay the $85 application fee
    •  Submit 3 letters of recommendation
    •  Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
    •  Please see the items below for additional requirements (pre-screening, audition, GRE, TOEFL, etc.)


All degree programs in the Frost School of Music require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Your application will not be considered if your GPA is below the 3.0 minimum.

The Orchestral Conducting program will not be accepting applications for Fall 2015 admission. Please check back for Fall 2016.

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: (a) December 1 for International applicants, (b) March 15 for JD/MM, JD/MA applicants, and Music Business and Arts Presenting applicants who wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistant position, (c) June 1 for 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
All Jazz applicants
Choral Conducting
Instrumental/Orchestral Conducting
Keyboard Performance Degrees

*** The pre-screening must be uploaded to DecisionDesk 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 DecisionDesk.

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 DecisionDesk.

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

Writing Sample

The following degree programs require a writing sample to be submitted to the Frost School of Music admission office. 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 (only required to be considered for a teaching assistantship)
Master of Music in Digital Arts and Sound Design (only required to be considered for a teaching assistantship)
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.

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.

GRE Institution Code = R5815

GRE 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 did receive an undergraduate 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.

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.

TOEFL Institution Code = 5815

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:

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/