Students selected for a Stamps Ensemble Scholarship Award at the University of Miami Frost School of Music are most often top Instrumental Performance majors who, in addition to their regular academic and music curriculum, perform in a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble for all four years of study, such as the Stamps Brass Quintet, Stamps Jazz Quintet, Stamps String Quartet, or Stamps Woodwind Quintet. They also enjoy a full spectrum of extra curricular and summer activities that help to accelerate their path toward an exciting career in music. While enrolled, they also participate in other top major ensembles of the Frost School of Music, such as the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Wind Ensemble, Frost Symphonic Winds, Frost Concert Jazz Band, Frost Studio Jazz Band, and so on.
The Stamps Ensemble Scholarship at the University of Miami Frost School for Music is equal to the total cost for tuition and fees; on-campus double room and 20-meal per week board plan; for each academic year attended. This scholarship is funded from University merit aid, University need-based aid, Federal need-based aid, State of Florida merit and/or need-based aid for which the recipient qualifies and from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. Half of the award is applied toward fall semester expenses; the other half is applied toward spring semester expenses. The scholarship is renewable for four academic years (eight consecutive semesters), or such shorter time required to complete the baccalaureate degree. The Frost School of Music and Stamps Family Charitable Foundation also assist Stamps Distinguished Ensembles with expenses when they are invited to perform at summer festivals and special residencies.
You will need to apply to both the University of Miami and the Frost School of Music by the application deadline, as well as pass an audition for the Frost School of Music, to be eligible for consideration for a Stamps Ensemble Scholarship Award.
Contact the Frost School of Music Office of Admission for application and audition dates and deadline information.
The four-year rotating schedule for each ensemble and instrument are listed below.
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
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
Stamps Woodwind Quintet
Five additional freshmen will be selected to participate in a woodwind quintet beginning Fall 2019.
Auditioning Fall 2018 for Stamps Woodwind Quintet Class of 2023.
Application deadline December 1, 2018