What are my chances for UMiami's Frost? ♫♫

<p>GPA: 3.6
SAT: 1820
By the end of high school I will have taken 3 Honors classes and 3 APs (independent study music theory, english lit, and euro history)
ECs:
-flute ensemble at school
-greater princeton youth orchestra (selective orchestra in my area)
-region orchestra
-chamber music with a pianist and trio at westminster choir college
*we have played for money at parties, as well as charity concerts and such around princeton
- private flute (at westminster choir college) and piano lessons
- summer chamber music camp at wesminster choir college for past three years
-volunteered at an animal shelter for 3 years
-Church youth group for four years
-worked for a piano teacher at westminster choir college during her summer music camp for kids</p>

<p>I compose music on the piano and would like to ultimately go into scoring for films or preferably television.
I love the Frost School of music and I'd like to double major in Music Composition(commercial, probably) and Music Performance.
I am a solid flautist, with about seven years of experience and a lot of repertoire under my belt, and ten years on the piano so I am a very decent pianist. Flute would be my main instrument.</p>

<p>Do you think I have a good chance? I just visited and the campus is beautiful. However, I've read that the officials make it seem like it's harder to get into than it really is so it doesn't look like they're "stealing" your money. Is this true?</p>

<p>(Also if you could tell me my chances at University of Southern California, that's my absolute dream school).
Thanks!</p>

<p>Most likely acceptance.</p>

<p>Retake SAT and bring the score up to 2000. Then you will be most likely admitted to USC.</p>

<p>But I read that only eight people get accepted into the USC composition program a year?</p>

<p>Please refer me to where you find that info. I can't seem to find such information on USC Thornton School of Music's website. Moreover, my insight regarding your chance was solely based on your academic records due to the unique nature of Music School admissions. Your chance of getting in will significantly depend on the quality of your skills, whether it be playing flute or composing musical pieces.</p>

<p>I apologize. I looked at the website again and found the relevant info.

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Admission to the BM in composition is highly competitive and limited to approximately eight new students per year. The program is a four-year program to which transfer students are rarely admitted.
Students are required to submit scores and recordings of three contrasting pieces of varying instrumentation. Students should submit works that best represent their creative abilities.

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Given the information, your admission to the said program will largely depend upon your musical skills, which can be very subjective and possibly out of the realm of this forum. Good luck.</p>

<p>MissNiki, rOadTo3b is absolutely correct. I would second there are few, if anyone in this subforum that has the background and experience to advise you concerning ausition centered/audition driven admissions. Even typical stats and grade parameters can change when coupled with the process. </p>

<p>Your best bet is in the music forum Music</a> Major - College Confidential for discipline specific advice. You will also need the assessments of your private instructors and those engaged in the profession.</p>

<p>Be mre than happy to answer questions, pull links and direct you to specific posters (students and parents) in high level comp programs.</p>

<p>FYI, film scoring is a graduate level pursuit. Berklee's undergrad offering is the exception, not the rule.</p>