A student's entire record is evaluated when under consideration for admission to the School of Music, including: Grade Point Average (GPA), SAT/ACT scores, results from a Music Aptitude Test & Theory Placement Exam, an interview with a member of the music faculty, a recommendation of a former music teacher, the student's repertoire, and audition results. This information is reviewed by the Music Admissions, Scholarship and Retention Committee. Students will be informed, by a letter, of the decision for being accepted to pursue a music major, with the possibility of scholarship, fourth week in February. This decision is contingent upon students' admission to the University by the University of Florida Admissions Office.
Do I need to audition?
An audition is required of all students applying as music majors, minors, and anyone wishing to be considered for music scholarships. Students are eligible to receive scholarships only if they are majoring in music.
To become a music major every prospective student must complete an audition and be accepted into a performance studio. It is not possible to become a music major if the student does not exhibit sufficient performing competence in their audition. Prospective majors should contact the School of Music Director of Admissions as early as possible. You must have submitted an application to the University of Florida prior to your audition.
Participation in one of the scheduled audition days is highly recommended, but individual auditions can also be arranged through the Office of Music Admissions in unusual circumstances. In addition, students who cannot make it to campus may submit a high-quality video recording/link, compact disc, or MP3 file. These arrangements must be made in advance. Recordings must be received by the School of Music by December 31, 2022 for scholarship consideration and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Undergraduate music major scholarships and partial out-of-state tuition waivers are awarded based on students' talent and determined at the time of the auditions. There is no additional application needed to qualify for these talent-based scholarships. If a student is awarded a scholarship, they are notified, in writing, during the fourth week of February each year. Though graduate student audition requirements differ slightly, graduate students are welcome to audition on the scheduled audition days.
If you are required to audition, you also need to complete this step. Have someone who knows you in a musical capacity complete the instructor recommendation form. The form can be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Information regarding the submission can be found on the form.
All incoming freshman regardless of their intent within the School of Music (major or minor) must take the theory placement test. This is a timed test (50 minutes) and requires speakers. Please do not guess your answers as this may negatively affect your placement. Music Admissions Office will be in touch with all incoming Freshman about taking the test after the auditions are completed. Current UF students should email email@example.com to register for the test.
The School of Music admission audition consists of a live performance by the student on their principal instrument or voice and a music theory assessment which will be completed later part of the Spring 2023. Students who are not able to attend the live audition days may submit a recorded audition by December 31, 2022 for scholarship consideration.
The School of Music will contact you approximately two weeks prior to your audition with additional information and an audition schedule. Unless you are contacted by the Director of Music Admissions, you will audition on the date you select on your School of Music Audition Application.