Frost School of Music

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Frost School of Music
1314 Miller Dr

School typePrivate
DeanShelton G. Berg
EnrollmentApprox. 716

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, more simply known as the Frost School of Music, of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida is a music school in the United States. From 1926 to 2003 it was known as the University of Miami School of Music.

Academics and programs[edit]

One of the original schools of the University of Miami upon its opening in 1926, the Frost School of Music today has an enrollment of just over 700 students. The school offers degrees in instrumental performance, vocal performance, music engineering, music therapy, music education, music composition, and musical theatre. It also offers Studio Music and Jazz degrees for instrumentalists and vocalists. Its Studio Music and Jazz program is consistently known as among the best in the nation.[citation needed] It was also the first music school in the nation to offer the innovative degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries, as well as boasting a hands-on music therapy program.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music program offers the benefits of a music major with a liberal arts minor, and is a popular choice as a double major for pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental, and pre-law students who wish to also pursue higher studies in music. A minor in music is also offered for non-music majors. Music majors within different fields can choose to minor in studio music and jazz, music composition, music business and entertainment industries, and dance. Graduate programs are offered in every music discipline. In April 2007, Shelly Berg was announced as the new Dean of the Frost School of Music, following the retirement of William Hipp.[1]

The Frost School is home to the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, a unique interdisciplinary course of study designed to develop artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions that form the foundation of modern American songwriting. In 2019, the Dean's Suite was named for Japanese rock star Yoshiki following a masterclass to Frost students and a charitable to donation to the school.[2]


A 2018 'Billboard' article ranked the Frost School of Music as a Top Music Business School.[3]

A 2009 U.S. News & World Report survey ranked the school's jazz program as the second best such program in the nation, and ranked the University of Miami School of Music masters programs among the top 25 in the country.[4]


The school's facilities include the 600-seat Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, site of performances by students, faculty, and guest artists; the 150-seat Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall; The Marta and L. Austin Weeks Music Library and Technology center, opened in 2005; and the Bertha Foster practice building as well as the newly constructed Patricia L. Frost North and South Buildings, home to faculty studios. These facilities, as well as the Rehearsal Center and Volpe Classroom Building are all located on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus.


On October 16, 2003, the University of Miami announced a $33 million gift from philanthropists Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost. This announcement came during the gala launch night of the University's $1 billion Momentum Campaign.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jazz news: Shelton G. Berg Named Frost School of Music Dean". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  2. ^ "Japan's International Superstar Yoshiki to Present $150k Donation to Frost". Retrieved 2021-11-17.
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  4. ^ "A Little History". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  5. ^ "Frost School of Music - University of Miami".
  6. ^ Perez, Amanda. "For 'Canes defensive lineman, playing field includes football and music".

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