The Music Education Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music offers many community outreach programs such as Frost MusicTime, New Horizons Band, and the University of Miami Honor Band.
In 1987, the Music Education Department initiated an early childhood music enrichment outreach program to serve the community near the University of Miami campus called Frost MusicTime. Classes are offered for children birth to ten years old with specialized curricula by Musikgarten. The curricula exposed children to a variety of age-appropriate activities, including singing, movement and dance, focused listening, melodic and rhythmic patterning, rhythm and keyboard instruments. This holistic approach emphasizes not only musical development, but language, physical, and social development as well.
Honor Band Festival
The Music Education Program sponsors the Frost School of Music Honor Band Festival each year during the month of February. The Festival brings to campus 180 talented high school instrumentalists from the State of Florida for a two-days of rehearsals, master classes by Frost artist faculty, and a final concert. A prominent conductor from the ranks of the finest university wind band conductors comes each year to guest conduct the Honor Wind Ensemble, Honor Symphonic Band, and Frost Wind Ensemble. The final concert is presented in Maurice Gusman Concert Hall to full houses.
New Horizons Band
Established in 2009, the New Horizons Band at the Frost School of Music is the only adult music program for beginning instrumentalists in the greater Miami area. Studies show that active participation can provide good mental and physical health as well as providing an unending source of joy.