Q. If I’m only interested in pursuing a music major, must I apply to both the Frost School of Music and the University of Miami overall?
A. Yes, an application to the University of Miami is required as well as a supplemental application to the Frost School of Music.
Q. Do I need to wait to be admitted to the University of Miami before submitting my application for admission to the Frost School of Music?
A. No, please do not wait. Please submit all your application materials as soon as possible; your application will not be considered complete until all elements are received by the appropriate offices.
Q. What if I’m applying for a non-performance degree; do I still have to audition?
A. Yes. Every applicant, regardless of degree/program choice, must complete an audition in order to be considered for admission to the Frost School of Music.
Q. Is a pre-screening required?
A. Yes, for some instruments. Applicants wishing to complete a jazz or contemporary audition must apply to the University of Miami via the Common Application, submit the FSOM Supplemental application, and a pre-screening by December 1. Classical applicants do not need to submit a pre-screening.
Q. How do I apply for admission and schedule an audition?
A. Apply to the University of Miami online via the Common Application and submit the Frost School of Music supplemental application to the appropriate office. From the list of available dates, indicate your audition date choice on the Frost School of Music supplemental application. Once your application and fees are received, and you pass a pre-screening (required for all jazz and contemporary instruments/voice) we will confirm your audition date.
Q. Is it possible to audition at a regional site or via a recording?
A. Classical applicants can audition at a regional site or via a recording submitted online though DecisionDesk. The Frost School of Music offers auditions at several major cities across the U.S.
Contemporary applicants must complete a live audition on-campus or at the Los Angeles site.
Jazz applicants must complete a live audition on-campus unless a recorded submission is approved by faculty/admission.
Q. When will I know if I’ve been offered admission?
A. Admission notification letters are mailed in late March.
Q. How do I apply for a scholarship?
A. The Frost School of Music offers merit scholarships based on both your talent and/or academic qualifications. All you have to do is apply and audition by the deadlines, and you are automatically considered. There is not a separate scholarship application.
Q. How do I schedule a visit to campus?
A. When planning a visit to campus, we recommend you try to incorporate several activities. A meeting with the Director of Admission and Recruitment, class visits, faculty meetings, and campus tours may be available. Please contact the Office of Admission at the Frost School of Music at 305-284-6168 for assistance and information about how to plan your visit.
Q. How do I change my audition date?
A. Please contact the Office of Admission at the Frost School of Music (305-284-6168) if you’ve submitted your Frost School of Music supplemental application with your audition date choice and then realize you need to change your date. There will be a $25 charge to make audition date changes.
Q. Do I have to take a Theory test at my audition?
A. Yes, a brief Theory assessment is administered on the day of your audition.