Machado Family Foundation Donates $20,000 to Frost School of Music’s MusicReach Program

June 11, 2014 — Hialeah, FL — Today, Mr. Gus Machado presented a $20,000.00 check from the Gus Machado Family Foundation to Dean Shelton G. Berg of the Frost Music School at the University of Miami to benefit Frost MusicReach, the Community Education and Engagement Program at the Frost School of Music, providing musical experiences for students throughout Miami–Dade. MusicReach couples student mentors with students in at-risk schools, providing them music instruction and mentoring to help them stay in school and reach their full potential.

Each year the Gus Machado Family Foundation celebrates the Gus Machado Golf Classic Tournament to raise funds for an organization of their choice. This year they chose the University of Miami's Frost School of Music in support of the work they are performing in many public schools throughout the South-Florida community.

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.


About the Gus Machado Family Foundation

In 2007, Mr. Machado founded the Gus Machado Family Foundation to better serve his philanthropic work in the community. It’s Mission Statement states that “The Gus Machado Family Foundation seeks to support a better society through a variety of charitable donations to causes/organizations that promote a well rounded, healthy community. Our goals include support for: Education (literacy/youth programs), Health (scientific research/patient support) and Community Involvement (Volunteering).

For information contact:
Lilliam S. Machado


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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Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg, seated at the piano, with (L-R) Lilliam Machado, Gus Machado, and their daughter Lydia Machado.