Undergraduate Auditions
Freshmen and Transfer Applicants

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 and recorded audition files, for select instruments, may be uploaded online via SlideRoom. Auditions are scheduled in the order that completed Frost School of Music applications and fees are received.

Priority deadline – December 1st
• Apply Regular Decision only
• Audition required for all applicants
• A prescreening is required for all contemporary, jazz, flute and violin applicants
• Admission is for the fall term only
• Transfer applicants must have a 3.0GPA or higher for consideration
• Admission and aid decisions are released in mid-March

Step 1 - Apply
• Apply to UM online through commonapp.org
• Apply to the FSOM online through the arts supplement (SlideRoom)
• Upload your *pre-screening (if required) and recorded auditions on SlideRoom at the time of application

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

Step 3 – Portfolio
This is not the same thing as a prescreening required of jazz, contemporary, flute or violin applications. Please check the links below for portfolio requirements.
• Portfolio Deadline: February 1st Composition, Commercial Music & Production and Music Engineering Technology applicants
• A portfolio link will be sent after auditions are scheduled



Portfolios:
Deadlines: February 1

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. A pre-screening should be submitted at the time of application through SlideRoom. 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:
Friday, January 27, 2017 (no flute)
Friday, February 3, 2017
February 17, 2017

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.

Recorded Auditions:
Priority deadline: December 1

If an on-campus audition is not feasible for classical applicants, a recorded audition fulfilling the audition requirements is acceptable for classical students who reside in areas north of Orlando, Florida. Recorded audition submissions will be accepted online through SlideRoom at the time of application. 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
TBA

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

Los Angeles, California
January 18, 2017
(Classical and Contemporary ONLY, no Contemporary Media)
During NAMM

New York City, New York
TBA

No jazz/contemporary instrumentalist/vocalist

San Antonio, Texas
TBA

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.