If you are like most serious musicians, making music is as important to you as studying music.

You would be hard pressed to find many schools of music that offer the sheer variety, depth, and breadth of ensembles as the University of Miami Frost School of Music.  Simply put, performing ensembles are an integral part of curricular activity at the Frost School. You may choose from more than 50 ensembles, offering you a host of performance opportunities.

Frost School of Music ensembles are invited regularly to perform at national and international conferences including:

  – Frost Symphony Orchestra and the Frost School Chorale at the Music Educators National Conference National Convention;

  – Frost Wind Ensemble at the College Band Directors National Association Convention;

  – Award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Vocal Ensemble I, and the ECM Ensemble at the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention and the Stamps Jazz Quintet at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival;

  – Frost Chorale at the American Choral Directors National Convention.

  – Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Larry Rosen JazzRoots Series at the Adrienne Arsht Center, plus comedian Robert Klein’s Unfair and Unbalanced HBO TV special.
In addition, the Frost Symphony Orchestra, the Frost Chorale, and the Frost Wind Ensemble have all released CDs which include world premieres. The Concert Jazz Band has recorded four CDs and Jazz Vocal Ensemble I recently released its first CD.  For further details about our choral ensembles, please visit the Choral Studies Program website at: http://music.miami.edu/choralstudies.

Although ensemble offerings vary from year to year, here is a representative sampling:

Afro-Cuban Drumming    
Art Blakey Ensemble
Avant Garde Ensemble
Brass Chamber Music
Brass Choir
Brazilian Batteria
Chamber Music
Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Singers
Civic Chorale
Clarinet Choir
Classical Guitar Ensembles
The Cleveland Orchestra Side-by-Side
Collegium Musicum
Composer Reading Sessions
Frost Concert Jazz Band (CJB)
Frost Chorale
E.C.M. Ensemble
Electric Bass Ensemble
Electronic Music Ensemble
Experiential Music Curriculum
Flute Choir  
Frost Jazz Sextet          
Fundamentals of Rock
Fundamentals of Swing
Funk/Fusion Ensemble
Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra
Horace Silver Ensemble
Frost Jazz Band III
Jazz Guitar Ensembles
Jazz Saxophone Ensemble
Jazz Vocal Ensembles (JV-1, JV-2…)
Mallet Ensemble
Marching Band (Band of the Hour)
Marimba Ensemble
Men’s Chorale
Miles Davis Ensemble
Monk/Mingus Ensemble
Musical Theatre Workshop
Frost Opera Theater
The Other Music Ensemble
Percussion Ensembles
Frost Salsa Orchestra
Small Jazz Ensembles
Songwriting Ensembles
Stamps Distinguished Ensembles
Steel Band of Trinidad
String-Keyboard Chamber Music
Frost Studio Jazz Band (SJB)
Studio Rhythm Section
Symphonic Winds
Frost Symphony Orchestra
Trombone Choir
Tuba Ensemble
Frost Wind Ensemble
Women’s Chorale
Woodwind Chamber Music