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 17, 2024 are eligible for scholarship consideration. All auditions received after February 17th will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

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

Our live audition days have now passed; however, prospective students may contact our studio faculty to request a live audition.

Announce-A-Bull Day

An announcement of all students admitted to the School of Music will be made on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Each admitted student (who applied and auditioned by Feb. 17, 2024) will receive a message via with notice of their acceptance.

For applicants who apply and audition after February 17, acceptances and rejections will be decided within one month of application submission. Applicants may email to check on the status of their applications.

“USF Bull for a Day” On-Campus Experience

All students admitted to the School of Music are strongly encouraged to join us for a “day in the life” experience on our Tampa campus on Monday, March 4, 2024.

The day will be filled with presentations, performances, class observations, open rehearsals, and more. You will have the opportunity to meet many of our faculty and current students and get a sense of what “A Day in the Life” of a USF music major is really like. Lunch is provided, and a full schedule is below.

To help us prepare for your visit, please register here.

8:15am       Registration
9:00am       Opening Session in the Concert Hall
9:30am       Attend Classes / Meet Individually with Applied Faculty
10:30am     Campus Tours / Meet Individually with Applied Faculty
11:30am     Attend Classes / Meet Individually with Applied Faculty
12:15pm     Lunch and Recitals
1:00pm       Specific Program Information Sessions
1:30pm       Ensemble Information Sessions
2:00pm       Attend Ensemble Rehearsals

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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