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. They 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 and Contemporary applicants, with the exception of those applying Early Action, must submit a pre-screening before being invited to audition (see pre-screening information below). Classical applicants do not need to submit pre-screening materials and will be sent an email confirmation of their audition date as soon as their application materials are received.

Applications and pre-screening submissions (SlideRoom) are due by:
November 1 - Early Action (no pre-screening required)
December 1- Regular Decision (pre-screening required for all jazz and contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist)



Portfolios:
Deadlines:
December 1- Early Action applicants
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. Applicants will be sent a link to upload their portfolios online once they have applied. In addition to performing an audition on either an instrument or voice. Please visit the Music Engineering Technology page for the requirements.

Pre-screening:

All applicants wishing to complete a jazz or contemporary instrumental/vocal audition must pass a pre-screening, with the exception of those applying Early Action. Applicants must apply to the University of Miami through the CommonApp.org and submit the Arts Supplement for the FSOM, and a pre-screening via SlideRoom as part of the Arts Supplement through the CommonApp by December 1. 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.

Faculty will review the pre-screening submissions and an invitation to audition will be extended to selected applicants. If selected to audition, you will receive your audition confirmation email in late December. Contemporary applicants will be required to audition live on-campus. Jazz applicants are encouraged to come to campus, however they can submit recordings online if an on-campus audition is not possible and with approval of faculty/admission.

Undergraduate On-Campus Auditions:

Early Action applicants:
December 6, 2014 (no Classical Percussion)

Regular Decision applicants:
January 23, 2015 (no Classical Percussion, no French Horn)
February 6, 2015 (no Classical Percussion, no Jazz Piano/Jazz Voice)
February 20, 2015 (no Classical Percussion)
February 21, 2015 (Classical Percussion ONLY)

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:

Deadlines:
November 1- Early Action applicants
January 1- Regular Decision applicants

If an on-campus audition is not feasible for classical applicants, a recorded audition fulfilling the audition requirements is acceptable from students who reside in areas north of Orlando, Florida and can be uploaded online via SlideRoom as part of the Arts Supplement through the CommonApp. 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. Jazz applicants must complete a live audition on-campus unless a recorded submission is approved by faculty/admission.

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 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 16, 2014

No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist

Los Angeles, California
January 21, 2015
(Classical and Contemporary ONLY, no Contemporary Media)

New York City, New York
February 9, 2015

No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist

San Antonio, Texas
February 10, 2015

During TMEA
No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist

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