National research by the Rand Corporation, The Harmony Project and other prominent organzations shows that music uplifts economically challenged communities and at-risk youth like no other outreach activity.
The Frost School of Music, through its innovative Frost MusicReach programs, collaborates with local public schools, charter schools, and community centers.
Graduate students and undergraduate music mentors provide free music lessons and after-school music instruction in economically disadvantaged areas throughout the region.
In addition, the Frost MusicReach Mentoring Program provides at-risk teens with free music instruction in semi private lesson settings for four years, making a permanent, positive impact in our community.
Many of these mentored young musicians have gone on to attend arts high schools, although the primary goal of the program is to help teens excel and graduate high school and ultimately attend college.
Because Frost MusicReach programs are entirely funded through charitable contributions, a Momentum2 pledge will benefit both Frost student mentors and their mentees.
The Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute also introduces new blends of music in the region through HMI Outbound, a community engagement program made possible through a multi-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and matched by UM trustee and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht. Frost students perform and present interactive music education sessions at over a dozen public schools annually.
Please join this impressive group of community supporters and help make a difference every day in the lives of young people whose lives are enriched by our outreach efforts.