September 18, 2014 — Coral Gables, FL — Musical America has released their 2014 Special Report: A Guide to Music Schools, which not only features University of Miami’s Frost School of Music among its Top Fifty Music Schools, selected from a database of 1,278 institutions listed in the Musical America Directory, but the Report’s cover also showcases Frost School of Music’s building rendering of the nearly complete state-of-the-art Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios, slated to open on campus in early 2015.
For the 2014-15 Guide to Music Schools, Musical America selected 54 distinguished music schools and conservatories from around the world.
Frost’s much-lauded projects are also highlighted in the Special Report’s feature article, the Frost School’s exciting partnership with Universal Music Classics. In her Editor’s Note, Susan Elliott of Musical America notes “since music educators are now acutely aware that students need far more music training to make it in the real world, that talent and technique are only half the battle, we asked contributor Wynne Delacoma to take a look at Universal Music U @ Frost, set to open in 2015. While courses in business, marketing, even public speaking are offered at many music schools, this program is the first that actually brings an ongoing business (well actually, its artists) into the classroom.”
Universal Music U @ Frost, the recently-announced, exclusive partnership with one of the world’s top three classical record labels, has focused on four pillars to help grow the future of “classic” music: re-imagining the performer training, with the construction of a new master’s degree in performance geared towards successful careers, with online and classroom experience; re-imagining the recording, which will focus on recording projects with Universal, incubating new ideas in format, interactivity, and marketing; re-imagining the concert, by incubating new ideas for marketing, production, and the interactivity of concert experiences, often in collaboration with Universal artists and executives; and the development of a social network of young classic music enthusiasts, energized by common interest, interactivity, career incentives, and assembled by a collaborative Universal/Frost Student Committee.
The full report is available for download in pdf by clicking here.
For over 100 years, Musical America Worldwide has been the voice of the performing arts industry. Musical America provides the digital and print touch points for performing arts professionals to reach out to each other to further their art and their businesses. It provides the resources to help make smarter decisions—for presenters, managers and artists all over the world.
About Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive and relevant in all of higher education. With over 700 students and 100 faculty members it a top choice for instrumental, keyboard and vocal performance as well as composition, music business, music education, music engineering technology, music therapy, songwriting, jazz, studio music, and more. It is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was a historic occasion.
The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.
The Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, and was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, as well as Studio Music and Jazz. Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.
Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides Frost students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation’s Ensemble Scholars program which provides free tuition, room and board to 19 academically strong and highly talented undergraduate music students; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting.
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