Undergraduate Auditions
Auditions are held on campus and that is the preferred option for applicants to be heard by faculty. However, we also offer auditions at regional sites for select instruments, and recorded audition files may be uploaded online via SlideRoom on the Arts Supplement through the CommonApp. Auditions are scheduled in the order that completed Frost School of Music applications and fees are received.

Every applicant to the Frost School of Music must complete an audition regardless of major. Jazz, contemporary, flute and violin applicants, must submit a pre-screening before being invited to audition (see pre-screening information below). An email confirmation of your audition date will be emailed as soon as your application materials are received and reviewed. Please do not make travel plans until you receive this email confirmation.

Applications and pre-screening submissions are due based on the following timeline:
All applicants to the Frost School of Music must apply as Regular Decision.

Application Priority Deadlines:
October 15 for December auditions
December 1 for January/February auditions
*Includes pre-screening for all jazz, contemporary, flute and violin applicants

Step 1 - Apply
• Apply to UM online through commonapp.org
• Apply to the FSOM online through the arts supplement (SlideRoom) of the CommonApp. The supplemental form is available to you on the Art Supplement tab of your common app. Respond ‘yes’ to the question about being a Frost applicant in order to view the Art Supplement tab.
• Upload your *pre-screening (if required) on SlideRoom at the time of application

Step 2 – Audition
Confirmation emails & invitations to audition will be sent in advance. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation
• Audition on-campus in December/January/February
• Regional/Recorded/Skype auditions may be an option depending on instrument/genre and availability. Please check the website for more details

Step 3 – Submit Supplemental Materials
Portfolio Deadline: February 1
• Composition, Commercial Music & Production and Music Engineering Technology applicants
• Upload online through SlideRoom (portfolio link will be sent via email after your application has been processed. Please do not upload files until you receive the link.)



Portfolios:
Deadlines:
February 1- Regular Decision applicants

Undergraduate students majoring in Music Composition or Composition/Commercial Music & Production must submit a portfolio of their compositions in addition to performing an audition on either an instrument or voice. Please visit the Music Theory and Composition page for the requirements. Applicants will be sent a link to upload their portfolios online once they have applied.

Undergraduate students majoring in Music Engineering Technology have the option to have a portfolio of their work reviewed by faculty online in addition to performing an audition on either an instrument or voice. Please visit the Music Engineering Technology page for the requirements. Applicants will be sent a link to upload their portfolios online once they have applied.

Pre-screening:

All applicants wishing to complete a jazz, contemporary, flute and violin audition must pass a pre-screening. Applicants must apply to the University of Miami through the CommonApp.org and submit the Arts Supplement for the FSOM, and a pre-screening as part of the Arts Supplement through the CommonApp based on the timeline above. Your pre-screening will not be reviewed by faculty until both applications and applicable fees are received. All submissions should include both audio and video.

Undergraduate On-Campus Auditions:


December 5, 2015 (no Classical Percussion, Jazz Voice, Contemporary Keyboard)
January 29, 2016 (no Flute)
February 12, 2016 (no Classical Percussion)

For information about graduate admissions/audition please visit the Graduate website.

On-campus auditions are preferred and provide a full day of activities for students and parents. In addition to the audition with the faculty, you’ll have many opportunities to meet Frost School students. Audition days begin with an information session including presentations from the Frost School of Music Office of Admission, Frost School of Music Undergraduate Dean, University Office of Admission, and University Office of Financial Assistance Services.

An on-campus audition also provides students and parents with the opportunity to attend forums based on the student’s desired major and instrument group. For example, the Music Engineering Forum may be hosting a guest speaker on the latest recording development. At the String Forum, students may be performing or a guest artist may be leading a master class. Many of the School's ensembles will be rehearsing and are open for observation. The University Office of Admission also provides tours of the University two times during the day, as well as a general University of Miami information session.

Recorded Auditions:

If an on-campus audition is not feasible for classical applicants, a recorded audition fulfilling the audition requirements may be uploaded at the time of application is acceptable from students who reside in areas north of Orlando, Florida. Recorded audition submissions will be accepted online only. All submissions should include both audio and video.

Contemporary applicants must complete a live audition on-campus or at the Los Angeles site. In some cases a skype audition may be approved by faculty. Jazz applicants must complete a live audition on-campus. In rare circumstances a recorded/skype audition may be approved by faculty.

Regional Auditions:
If you are unable to attend an on-campus audition, regional auditions are an alternative for some instruments: We will not hear classical percussion, jazz or contemporary media at any regional sites. Other sites might have limitations and are noted below.

These dates are tentative. Please check back for updates.

Chicago, Illinois
December 14, 2015

No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist
During Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic

Los Angeles, California
January 20, 2016
(Classical and Contemporary ONLY, no Contemporary Media)
During NAMM

New York City, New York
February 5, 2016

No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist

San Antonio, Texas
February 11, 2015

No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist
During TMEA

Please note: Musical Theatre applicants should apply and audition through the Department of Theatre Arts, which is affiliated with the College of Arts & Sciences.