Undergraduate Auditions
Auditions are held on campus and at regional sites in the United States. They are scheduled in the order that completed Frost School of Music applications and fees are received. Be sure to indicate your desired audition date on your application.

Applications and pre-screening submissions are due by December 1.

Every applicant to the Frost School of Music must complete an audition regardless of major. Jazz and Contemporary applicants 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.




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

Portfolios:
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. Portfolios will be accepted online through DecisionDesk.

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. The deadline for portfolio submissions is February 1st.

Pre-screening:

All applicants wishing to complete a jazz or contemporary instrumental/vocal audition must pass a pre-screening
. Applicants must apply to the University of Miami, and submit the Frost Supplemental Application, and a pre-screening (online) by December 1. Your pre-screening will not be reviewed by faculty until both applications and applicable fees are received.

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.

Pre-screening submissions will be accepted online only. Please visit the jazz or contemporary audition page for more information on the requirements for your instrument and for instructions and links to submit your pre-screening online. All submissions should include both audio and video.

Please submit your audition materials online through our DecisionDesk drop box. DecisionDesk accepts the following file formats:

Video (MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, VOB)
Audio (MP3, M4A, OGG, AIFF, WMA, WAV, AAC)
Image (JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF)
Document (PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, SIB, MUS)
Individual files can be as large as 5GB, but keep in mind that larger files may take some time to upload. Upload speed is dependent upon both file size and speed of the internet connection. Please be patient, as files larger than 50MB can take some time. Be sure to upload files using a stable internet connection, and make sure the computer does not go into sleep or hibernate mode while a file is uploading. For technical support with your DecisionDesk application, please visit http://support.decisiondesk.com/ or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Undergraduate On-Campus Auditions:
January 24, 2014 (no CAM, flute, french horn, classical percussion, classical saxophone, classical trombone)
February 7, 2014 (no classical percussion)
February 15, 2014 (only classical percussion)
February 21, 2014 (no classical percussion)
February 22, 2014 (only CAM, classical voice, classical piano)

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 three times during the day, as well as a general University of Miami information session.

Regional and Recorded Auditions:

If an on-campus audition is not feasible for classical applicants, an audition at a regional site is preferable to a recorded audition. Nevertheless, a good quality recording, submitted online through DecisionDesk, fulfilling the audition requirements is acceptable from students who reside in areas north of Orlando, Florida. Recorded audition from active applicants will be reviewed by the faculty. Only one recording is necessary for both admission and scholarship consideration.

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.

Recorded audition submissions will be accepted online only through DecisionDesk. Please go to this website, register, and submit your recorded auditions to University of Miami Frost School of Music by January 1st. All submissions should include both audio and video.

Please submit your audition materials online through our DecisionDesk drop box. DecisionDesk accepts the following file formats:

Video (MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, VOB)
Audio (MP3, M4A, OGG, AIFF, WMA, WAV, AAC)
Image (JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF)
Document (PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, SIB, MUS)
Individual files can be as large as 5GB, but keep in mind that larger files may take some time to upload. Upload speed is dependent upon both file size and speed of the internet connection. Please be patient, as files larger than 50MB can take some time. Be sure to upload files using a stable internet connection, and make sure the computer does not go into sleep or hibernate mode while a file is uploading. For technical support with your DecisionDesk application, please visit http://support.decisiondesk.com/ or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Regional Auditions:
If you are unable to attend an on-campus audition, regional and international auditions are scheduled as follows:

Atlanta, Georgia
February 10, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts
January 29, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
February 11, 2014

Houston, Texas
January 31, 2014

Los Angeles, California
January 22, 2014 (only contemporary vocalists/instrumentalists)
January 30, 2014 (only classical)

New York, New York
January 30, 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 28, 2014

Washington, D.C.
January 27, 2014