Frost Summer Music Camp Celebrates $12,000 Grant Award

July 27, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — Twenty-four, 4-8 year olds, received the thrill of a life-time as they enjoyed the Frost MusicTime Summer Music Camp through the generous assistance from AT&T. With the award of $12,000 presented by Juan Carlos Flores, AT&T Area Director, on Friday, July 20, 2012, these campers enjoyed music, movement, science and art with a teacher ratio of 1:5 on the campus of UM. Boys and girls from across Miami-Dade County participated with other enrolled campers totaling forty-five. At the conclusion of camp, family and friends were invited to attend two wonderful concerts celebrating the campers musical accomplishments followed by a luncheon at the School of Music.

“Providing young children the opportunity to experience music as well as our UM family is a live changing moment,” said Dr. Joy Galliford, Frost MusicTime Coordinator and Frost School of Music lecturer. “I am deeply grateful for the support of AT&T and my dedicated MusicTime staff, ” she added.

“Our daughter, Catalina, is one of seven. She would have never had this opportunity had it not been for AT&T. Thank you, thank you so very much for making this possible. She has loved it!” says Tere Ambriz Faria.

UM’s MusicTime program gained statewide recognition last year, after Dr. Galliford was named the 2010 Florida College Music Educator of the Year at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference in Tampa. The College Music Educators designation is awarded to a college music educator who has served his/her students, community, and profession in an exemplary manner.

About Frost MusicTime

UM MusicTime is a program of music learning and enjoyment for children birth through eight years of age. It offers a full and varied music curriculum including singing, listening, ear training, movement, playing instruments, and musical notation.

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Juan Carlos Flores presents Dr. Joy Galliford with the $12,000 award check during the Friday recital.