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Top Reasons to get a Frost Education:

  • Innovative Curriculum- Learn about the Frost Method
  • Real-World Experience- Perform, compose, produce, and participate in festivals and conferences.
  • Collaborative Opportunities- Be cross-trained to take leadership roles and reach your potential.
  • Award-Winning Artist Faculty- We're highly active, connected, and respected around the globe.
  • Sizzling Miami Arts Scene- We're in the world's coolest hotspots for international arts and entertainment.

Facts about the Frost School of Music:

  1. UM's Conservatory of Music was founded in October 1926 by Bertha M. Foster, who became our first music dean.
  2. On October 30, 2003, ardent music lovers and philanthropists Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost donated $33 million to the School of Music, which is now known as the Frost School of Music. At the time, it was considered the largest gift ever given to an American university-based music school.
  3. We're the first major university to develop a student-run, award-winning label called ‘Cane Records and a publishing company titled Category Five. 
  4. Some notable Frost alumni who have graduated include Raquel Sofia, Bruce Hornsby, Will Lee, Carmen Lundy, Jon Secada, Lari White, Ed Toth, Patti Scialfa, Joel McNeely, and more.
  5. Our Frost students have performed with Gloria Estefan, Ben Folds, Jon Secada, Bruce Hornsby, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Arturo Sandoval, Lamont Dozier, Gunther Schuller, Jackson Browne, Lucie Arnaz, Dave Liebman, Jason Moran, George Benson, Freddy Cole, Luis Enrique, Livingston Taylor, Christian McBride, Joan Osborne, Gaby Moreno, Patti Austin, Keb' Mo', Fantine, Black Violin, Cyrille Aimee, Freda Payne, Terence Blanchard, Maria Schneider, Becca Stevens, Alicia Hall Moran, Jeff Beal, Carl St. Clair, and many more! 
  6. Our stellar faculty artists are in a league of their own with numerous accolades: Grammy, DownBeat, Rome, Chopin, Van Cliburn, Naumburg, Tchaikovsky, and MacArthur awards.
  7. There are more than 50 ensembles for credit.
  8. Over 300 student and faculty performances happen in our concert halls every academic school year.
  9. Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios is the first building project in Coral Gables designed to achieve LEED Platinum status!
  10. Musical America, The Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard have praised us as one of the most distinctive music schools in the world.
  11. The Music Engineering Technology program was the first University of Miami program to have a website.