- Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music or Frost School of Music of the
University of Miamiin Coral Gables, Florida, known from 1926 to 2003 as University of Miami School of Music, is one of the most eminent music schoolsin the United States.
Academics and programs
One of the original schools of the
University of Miamiupon 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 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. 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-lawstudents 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 programsare offered in every music discipline. In April 2007, Shelly Bergwas announced as the new Dean of the Frost School of Music, replacing William Hipp.
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, home to practice rooms and faculty studios. These facilities, as well as the standard rehearsal halls and classroom buildings are all located on the
University of Miami's Coral Gablescampus.
On October 16, 2003, the
University of Miamiannounced a $33 million dollar gift from philanthropists Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost. This announcement came during the gala launch night of the University's $1 billion Momentum Campaign.
Jon Secada, Grammy award-winning recording artist
Steve Morse, guitarist of Deep Purple
Marvis Martin, soprano
Lewis Cleale, actor
*Erin and Brad O'Donnell, CCM musicians,
Dove Awardnominee (Erin) and studio exec (Brad)
Shelly Berg, Dean
Ivan Davis, piano
*Gary Green, Director of Bands
Jon Secada, jazz voice
*Alan Johnson, Director, Opera Theater
J. D. Shaw(of the Boston Brass), French horn
Trudy Kane(formerly principal flute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), flute
Ney Rosauro, percussion
Thomas Sleeper, Director of Orchestral Activities
*Deborah Schwartz-Kates, musicology
*Frank Cooper, musicology
* [http://www.music.miami.edu/ Official site]
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