The Frost Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Sleeper, maintains an international reputation by performing the standard orchestral literature and expanding the repertoire with new works, commissions and recordings.
The Frost Wind Ensemble, directed by Robert Carnochan, is an acclaimed ensemble that actively commissions new music, performs for numerous concerts, conferences and festivals throughout the season and has released numerous compact discs on major labels.
The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Frost School of Music is a highly selective graduate ensemble that is inspiring a whole new spectrum of artistic creation and exploration. The artistic director is film composer James Newton Howard.
The University of Miami Frost Band of the Hour performs annually for over one million Hurricane fans. Steeped in tradition, the Frost Band of the Hour thrills audiences across the world with their energy and performance excellence. Click here to go to the Frost Band of the Hour site.
The Frost Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Sleeper and Scott Flavin, performs a broad mix of repertoire, from the great Classical masterpieces, to cutting-edge contemporary and alternative compositions.
Chamber music forms the backbone of string repertoire and the skills needed to perform it are important in all areas of string performance. Playing music with others requires skillful use of communication, collaboration and compromise to inform our musical lives.
Through the generosity of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, exceptional young artists at Frost perform in chamber music ensembles of the highest caliber including a string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet and jazz quintet.
The brass chamber music program at the Frost School provides an array of invaluable performance experiences ranging from brass-specific chamber groups such as traditional quintets, quartets, and trios, to like-instrument groups.
The Brass Choir performs demanding repertoire dating from the renaissance to present day. Top students in the brass program receive coaching by outstanding brass faculty and visiting guest artists, and fine-tune their artistry and technique.
The Frost Flute Choir, under the direction of Trudy Kane, performs standard and new flute ensemble literature in a variety of styles. Members also participate in master classes and audition coaching sessions.