Frost School of Music Welcomes Aspiring Composers


The University of Miami Frost School of Music is a special place where aspiring composers, performing artists and scholars from myriad musical and cultural backgrounds come together in harmony to create distinctive musical masterpieces.

Our dynamic school offers a wide palette of degree paths in music composition, digital arts and sound design, film scoring, media writing, jazz composition, songwriting and more.

The Frost School of Music’s Department of Music Theory and Composition, led by award-winning master faculty, creates a nurturing atmosphere for rising student composers who are serious about their music and eager to move forward with developing their careers. The Frost School’s supportive and collaborative environment helps highly talented young musicians springboard their passion for composition with well-defined approaches that help unveil their unique musical expressions.

Exciting Undergraduate Years

The Frost School’s outstanding Composition Program attracts academically and musically strong undergraduates who yearn to discover techniques for composing for orchestra, voice, chamber ensembles, and experimental instruments. They learn compositional fundamentals that lead toward new creative paths in pursuit of a Bachelor of Music degree in either Composition or Commercial Music and Production.  Student composers at Frost have ample opportunity to hear their works performed and recorded by small and large ensembles in a variety of genres, throughout all four years of study.

Graduate Degree Pursuits

Known for its aesthetic diversity and openness to the ever-changing and progressive world of composition, the Frost School of Music’s Department of Music Theory and Composition has a long tradition of distinguished faculty and students. When today’s post-baccalaureate composers decide to pursue a Master’s Degree in Composition, Digital Arts and Sound Design, or Music Media and Production, they look to Frost faculty composers for inspiration and mentoring. At Frost, graduate students are well coached to take the next steps toward their professional maturation. They work one-on-one with our dedicated faculty to expand their music portfolios, enter competitions, apply for commissions and network in the music profession. Candidates for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition (D.M.A.) develop advanced research and teaching skills that are applicable to careers in higher education.

We Look Forward to Hearing from You

Whatever your compositional passion—from classic to contemporary, film composing to sound design—the Frost School of Music wants to help you reach your goal.  We invite you to read through our web pages and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for program and application information; or feel free to contact Department Chair Charles Mason directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).