University of South Florida

School of Music

USF College of The Arts

Application Overview

At the University of South Florida discover a community that embraces and encourages your passion for music. We are happy to help you through the application process.

Admission to the School of Music at USF is a two-step process. To be considered for acceptance, all prospective students must complete their application in the following order:

Step 1: Apply for admission to the University of South Florida.

To begin your admission application to the University of South Florida, please refer to the USF Office of Admissions website for requirements, deadlines, and information on how to apply. The links below will guide you through the requirements for admission for your specific academic status:

Step 2. Apply for a School of Music audition/interview.

Note: there is a $30 application fee to submit your application.

Simply upload your audition videos to GetAcceptd for USF. All auditions received prior to February 18, 2023 are eligible for scholarship consideration.

To complete your School of Music application you will need your U-Number (a unique University ID Number that is generated for you once you submit your online university application). You do not have to wait for a university admission decision in order to apply to the School of Music and schedule your audition.

To prepare for your audition, visit the Audition Requirements page to find out what you will need.

Undergraduate Music applicants will also need to obtain the name and email address of at least one Reference - Music Director or Private Instructor (maximum of three).

Graduate Music applicants will need to obtain the names and email addresses of at least two References (maximum of three) relevant to the field of study for which you are applying.

Should you have any questions, please contact us.

Live Audition Option

We will be offering live auditions on our Tampa campus for prospective students who choose a live audition in place of a video recorded audition. Live auditions will be held on January 21 and February 18, 2023. Applicants will be able to schedule their on-campus audition via beginning on December 10, 2022. Live audition signups will close on February 4, 2023.

Announce-A-Bull Day

An announcement of all students admitted to the School of Music will be made at 5pm (Eastern) on February 27, 2023! Each admitted student will receive a personal email and a listing of admitted students will be displayed on this web page.

“Day in the Life” On-Campus Experience

All students admitted to the School of Music are strongly encouraged to attend our on-campus experiences. "Day in the Life" date, time, and other info TBD. Pre-registration will be required. The schedule will include a morning check-in, a general meeting for students and parents/guardians, an opportunity to attend classes and to tour the music building and campus, meetings with music faculty and current students, and a “prism-rehearsal” through-out the music building in the afternoon. Snacks will be provided in the morning and lunch will be provided around noon. Students can optionally schedule one-on-one meetings with select faculty. Experiencing the campus during classes is simply a must do - it will be an exciting and informational day!

International Students

All international undergraduate applicants are required to follow the same School of Music policies and procedures outlined in the previous section of this page. Please be sure to visit the USF International Admissions page for more information related to academic requirements for admission, including TOEFL scores.

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