Admissions

ATT: Bryan Braue

School of Music

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Ave., MUS 101

Tampa, FL 33620

 

(813) 974-3668

musicadmissions@usf.edu

 

Graduate Application Procedures

Master of Music in Performance Degree Procedure

Step 1: University Application

All students must first apply online for admission to the University of South Florida by visiting the USF Office of Admissions. Applying to the School of Music is a separate procedure from University admissions. After fully completing and submitting your university application for admission to USF, applicants will receive a "U Number." This identification number must be entered into the School of Music application in order for it to be accepted. Applicants do not have to wait for a University admission decision to apply to the School of Music, you only need your “U Number”. Note: This identification number is only provided to applicants upon full completion of their university application.

Step 2: Recommendation Letters

Recommendation Letters are required for all graduate degree programs. Applicants are required to mail these letters directly to the School of Music, using the following address:

USF School of Music
ATT: Bryan Braue
4202 East Fowler Avenue - MUS 101
Tampa, FL 33620

All letters must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to have at least two letters submitted on their behalf, with a maximum of four.

Note: If your potential degree program requires a portfolio, such as the Graduate Degree in Music Composition, those documents should be electronically submitted directly to the applied studio professor.

Step 3: School of Music Application

Once applicants have secured their “U Number”, they will need to complete their online application for the School of Music. During this application process, you will be asked to register for an audition date. Auditions are required for all undergraduate degree programs: both for incoming freshman and transfer students. Audition dates and deadlines for Fall 2018 admission are as follows:

‣    February 3, 2018 - Application Deadline is January 17, 2018 (Scholarship Consideration)
‣    February 17, 2018 - Application Deadline is January 17, 2018 (Scholarship Consideration)
‣    March 24, 2018 - Application Deadline is March 7, 2018 (Admission ONLY)

The School of Music Admissions Office will contact applicants with their audition day schedule approximately two-weeks before their chosen audition date. Completing a live audition on the dates above is strongly recommended. However, in the event extreme circumstances prevent you from coming to campus, applicants may contact our Admissions Director for alternative options.

Step 4: Auditions

To become a Graduate Music Performance Major, applicants must complete an audition and be accepted into a performance studio. It is not possible to become a performance major if the applicant does not exhibit sufficient performing competence in his or her audition. Only our February audition dates will be considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships, based upon the level of performance exhibited during the applicant’s audition. Please contact your potential applied professor with questions related to audition materials.

Step 5: Acceptance and Denial Notification

The School of Music will make final admission decisions for February applicants once both audition dates have been completed. Applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance or denial during the week of February 26, 2018.

Applicants who audition for the School of Music in March will be notified of their acceptance or denial during the week of April 2, 2018.


Master of Music in Composition Procedures

Step 1: University Application

All students must first apply online for admission to the University of South Florida by visiting the USF Office of Admissions. Applying to the School of Music is a separate procedure from University admissions. After fully completing and submitting your university application for admission to USF, applicants will receive a "U Number." Applicants do not have to wait for a University admission decision to apply to the School of Music, you only need your “U Number”. Note: This identification number is only provided to applicants upon full completion of their university application.

Step 2: Application and Portfolio

The Master of Music in Composition has a priority deadline of December 1, 2017 and requires a portfolio submission and formal interview. Please visit this page for the portfolio submission procedure and requirements.

Step 3: Acceptance and Denial Notification

The School of Music will make final admission decisions for February applicants once both audition dates have been completed. Applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance or denial during the week of February 26, 2018.


Master of Arts in Music Education

The Master of Arts in Music Education program does not require an audition. Please see the program page for admission requirements and how to apply.


Ph.D. in Music Education

The Ph.D. in Music Education program does not require an audition. Please see the program page for admission requirements and how to apply.