Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholars

Full tuition, plus room and board, for four years of study for the best and brightest future music leaders

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Music Scholarship Fund provides full music merit scholarships exclusively to students at the University of Miami Frost School of Music through the generosity of South Florida philanthropists and music lovers Penny and E. Roe Stamps. It fully funds tuition plus room and board for 19 music students who are selected to form Stamps Distinguished Ensembles as part of their curricular program. These exceptional young artists advance together throughout their studies at the University and their four-year participation in their distinguished chamber ensembles.

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Stamps Distinguished Ensembles

Stamps Woodwind Quintet
Five additional freshmen will be selected to participate in a woodwind quintet beginning Fall 2015.
Auditioning Fall 2014 for Stamps Woodwind Quintet Class of 2019.
Application deadline December 1, 2014

Stamps Brass Quintet
Five freshmen will begin their participation in a brass quintet Fall 2016.
Auditioning Fall 2015 for Stamps Brass Quintet Class of 2020.
Application deadline December 1, 2015

Stamps Jazz Quintet
A group of five jazz freshmen will be admitted to study and participate in a new jazz quintet beginning Fall 2017.
Auditioning Fall 2016 for Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021.
Application deadline December 1, 2016

Stamps String Quartet
Four freshmen string musicians will be admitted to study and participate in a string quartet beginning Fall 2018.
Auditioning Fall 2017 for Stamps String Quartet Class of 2022.
Application deadline December 1, 2017

As part of their experience, Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholars receive career guidance, and take part in artist-building activities. They also attend special master classes, obtain high-level mentoring and coaching, record music, and receive key performance and touring opportunities.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Music Scholarship Fund reinforces the Frost School’s leadership position in music education. It redefines music curriculum by creating entrepreneurial units among highly motivated, highly talented students and giving them an opportunity to collaborate on both jazz and classical platforms. Most notably, the program prepares students for a career in music by giving them direct access to the world of music. This innovative combination of funding and real-world experience helps to attract the most talented musicians across the country to the Frost School of Music.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Music Scholarship award is renewable each year, based on GPA, academic and musical achievement, leadership training, and community service requirements.