For non-music majors wishing to audition in piano in order to declare a Minor in Music
  • WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY ADDITIONAL REQUESTS for elective lessons from non-FSM students for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • In order to declare a Minor in music, you must first audition on an instrument and register with the Frost School of Music as a Minor.
  • Depending on teacher availability, there may, or may not be auditions held each semester. Please look out for announcements (by clicking here: Placement Audition Information regarding openings and audition dates if you would like to audition in piano.
  • Approval is based on skill level as well as space availability. It is expected that those approved into the program make satisfactory improvement and show commitment necessary to continue beyond one semester of lessons. The lessons may not be continued for those students who do not meet these criteria.
  • A fee ($300/credit for 30-minute lessons/week) is assessed for private instruction. To fulfill the performance-study portion of the Music Minor requirements, you must take 4 semesters of 1-credit private lessons.
  • Taking 2-credit level private lessons for 2 semesters does not satisfy the 4-semester requirement.
  • You may choose to take 2-credit level private lessons with the approval of the Program Director, but you must play a performance jury at the end of the semester.
Auditioning Procedure
  • Determine if there are openings for the semester.
  • Schedule an audition by following the announcements or by contacting the Program Director at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Audition requests for days/times other than what is announced will not be honored.
  • Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at the Gusman Hall (FSM Undergraduate Studies Office) to obtain an approval form and bring it to the audition.
  • After the audition, if you are approved for lessons, bring the approval form to:
    1. Alina Guevara in Gusman Hall first, then to
    2. Your school/college in order for the Minor to be reflected in the academic record



General guidelines for Music Minor can be found in your UG Bulletin: http://www6.miami.edu/umbulletin/und/mu/index.htm#non