Frost School of Music Momentum2 Key Campaign Goals
New Buildings and Facility Improvements $27M
Scholarships and Student Support $  6M
Faculty Support $  6M
Community Outreach and Program Support _____________________________________________ $  1M _______________
TOTAL $40M


New Buildings and Facilities Improvements Goal, $27 Million

Frost’s top campaign priority is a new Center for Experiential Music building, to be constructed to the highest LEED standards, equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia and interactive learning capabilities that will provide flexible studios, classrooms, black box and rehearsal halls for music coaching on the leading edge. In addition, securing naming gifts for classrooms and teaching studios in the Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios (currently under construction), will bring enhanced features to this greatly needed new music complex.

The Frost School also plans a new 200-seat Recital Hall that will be ideal for chamber music, plus a newly designed grand entrance and music quad that will integrate the newest buildings with existing, such as the Weeks Music Library and Technology Center and the L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance.

Scholarships and Student Support Goal, $6 Million

With over 450 undergraduate students and 220 graduate students, Frost faculty aim to recruit students with the highest academic and musical acumen for their program areas; incoming freshman entering the Frost School of Music have a competitive academic profile with an average composite SAT score of 1328 (Fall 2011), among the highest of all schools at the University of Miami. Because the school competes with renowned institutions that often waive tuition for outstanding students, the Frost School seeks to increase its endowed and cash scholarships and graduate student stipends.

Faculty Support Goal, $6 Million

The nation’s premier innovators in ground-breaking higher music education, the award-winning faculty of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music have honed an inmersive, technology-rich model that cross-trains stellar young musicians across varied disciplines—an approach that is essential to success in today’s rapidly changing music industry.

Frost faculty are also internationally respected researchers and performers in their respective fields. Support for their well-focused programs enhances the Frost School’s reputation and helps attract top student applicants.

Key campaign goals in this area include endowments to retain top faculty, to recruit renowned musicians as visiting or permanent faculty, and expand traveling programs.

Community Outreach and Program Support Goal, $1 Million

Home to a lively array of concerts and events on campus and in the community, the Frost School invites support for the its burgeoning community outreach and mentorship programs under a variety of Frost MusicReach initiatives.

In addition, programmatic support is needed to advance pioneering new technologies used in recently developed degree programs including Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Industries, the fast-tracked M.M./J.D. music business and law degree, Frost Experiential Music Curriculum, Henry Mancini Institute, and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program.

Programmatic support for our major performance areas, such as Vocal Performance, Keyboard Performance, and Instrumental Performance, also helps students as they perform in chamber music, symphonic, and operatic productions, travel to competitions and auditions, and receive coaching from visiting guest artists.

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For more information about major legacy naming opportunities during our current Momentum2 capital campaign, or ways to give to the campaign on an annual basis through cash donations or multi-year pledges, please contact Associate Dean for Development .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 305-284-2819 or Director of Development .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 305-284-2238.