2018 Semester Starts on a High Note

2018 Semester Starts on a High Note

By UM News

2018 Semester Starts on a High Note

By UM News
Frost School of Music thrives with new students and an innovative curriculum.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has a lot to be excited about. Recently named one of the Top 10 music schools in the nation by the prestigious music industry magazine Billboard, this year’s incoming class has surpassed all goals of recent memory.

The school’s mission to transform lives through innovative and effective approaches to the study and performance of music has attracted a highly talented and diverse freshman class of 148 musicians.  The class hails from many states and countries, with 30% from Florida. For the second consecutive year, the school has garnered over a 42% acceptance rate (the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission). 88% of Frost graduates find a full-time job, or go to graduate school, within six months of graduation.

Steven Moore, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies describes The Frost School of Music as "a nurturing environment where you can 'build yourself' into a MUSICIAN with the artistic, technological, and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the 21st century. The incoming students are not only strong academically, they are off-the-chart in terms of musical ability."

Amongst the schools many offerings: 14 undergraduate degrees, 42 graduate degrees, crossover into classical, jazz and contemporary music, revolutionary training in 32 instruments, an award-winning faculty, and location, location, location—situated in one of the hottest music scenes in the nation, on a breathtakingly beautiful campus, in one of the greatest destinations in the world.

 “It’s a very exciting time at the Frost School of Music,” states Karen Kerr, Director, Admissions. “We are exceeding our own acceptance yield for two years in a row.  The most gifted young musicians from all over the world are choosing to be a part of our community of musicians.”

The Frost School of Music also boasts extraordinary graduate programs. “With 42 graduate degrees, our new Knight Fellows, interest in our artist development courses and numerous student initiatives and creative projects, The Frost School of Music prepares students to become leaders in their discipline,” stated Shannon K. de l’Etoile, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

Frost faculty, students and parents

Frost student and parents

Frost Students

Jasmine Ortiz and family

Frost faculty member and student