Life in Miami

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The Frost School of Music’s unique geographic location affords students a broad range of opportunities. ’Canes benefit from real-world experiences in government, nonprofit organizations, multinational corporations, and everything in between. From historic to contemporary, there is something to enjoy for everyone under the sun. Beyond the extraordinary blend of colors, cultures, and opportunities, you would be hard-pressed to find a city as diverse as Miami.

In Miami, you will intersect with rising artists at the Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, Art Basel Miami, Frost Music Live!, Boca Festival of the Arts, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, New World Center, and numerous performing arts centers and intimate concert venues throughout the region. You will participate in multimedia art exhibits and private gallery events, plus artistic ventures of your own making. You will also be exposed to exciting music, theatre, and visual arts from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Frost students also have opportunities to intern with major music publishers, English- and Spanish-language television networks, recording studios, record labels, video production and post-production houses, and our vast alumni network throughout the region. Imagine the possibilities, connections, experiences, and global opportunities!

Top 10 things to do in Miami:

  1. Visit the historic Coconut Grove for breathtaking views of the marina.

  2. Enjoy the scenic beaches and art deco architecture at Miami Beach.

  3. Shop and grab a bite at the many shops at Brickell.

  4. Head to Downtown Miami, where you'll check out the Adrienne Arsht Center, Perez Art Museum, Bayside, the FTX Arena, and more.

  5. Experience Wynwood Walls, famous for its ever-changing street art.

  6. Explore Miami's many historic landmarks and parks, including Vizcaya Museum and GardensDeering Estate, and The Barnacle Historic State Park

  7. Stop at Little Haiti’s Cultural Complex to immerse yourself in the vibrant Haitian culture.

  8. Grab a cafecito in Little Havana while you play a round of dominoes at Domino Park.

  9. Enjoy dinner at Miracle Mile, located in Coral Gables, and watch a flick at the Coral Gables Art Cinema.

  10. Take a day trip to Homestead, where you can visit Coral Castle, Knaus Berry Farm, Robert is Here, and the Everglades

Did you know?

  • Miami is the only city founded by a woman (Julia Tuttle)
  • Our average winter temperature is 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit
  • It snowed only once in Miami (January 19, 1977)