The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation strongly believes in the Frost School of Music’s mission—to provide a rigorous, industry-relevant education to talented students who will one day enrich lives worldwide with the glorious power of music. To prevent financial barriers from silencing musical gifts that deserve to be shared, the foundation funds four unique programs at the Frost School. All of the programs reflect the generous commitment of Stamps Family Charitable Foundation founders Penny and E. Roe Stamps to develop outstanding music leaders who are poised to invigorate the profession in new ways and contribute to the arts in their communities.
Stamps Distinguished Ensembles Scholars
The Stamps Distinguished Ensembles Scholars program at the Frost School of Music is funded through the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Music Scholarship Fund at the University of Miami. Stamps Ensemble Scholarship Awards are a unique offering at the Frost School and provide 19 top incoming freshman instrumental performance majors with full tuition and room and board for four years, plus funds for study abroad, performance travel, and other exceptional artistic experiences. These 19 students, representing the best and brightest future music leaders, are selected to perform in Stamps Distinguished Ensembles. All must be accepted by the University of Miami, as well as pass the Frost School of Music auditions and be officially accepted to the Frost School to qualify.
Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series
For more than a decade, the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series at the Frost School of Music has provided lectures and master classes on the University of Miami campus, ranging from famed Broadway songwriters Jerry Herman and Marvin Hamlisch to classical heavyweights Marilyn Horne and Leon Fleisher. The series is a tremendous cultural resource in South Florida that also provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for Frost School students to learn from the pros.