The Frost Method

Frost faculty and students practicing together in a studio Frost faculty and students practicing together in a studio

The Frost Method is one of the core advantages of attending the Frost School. Because of this unique curriculum, you will receive more than just an exceptional education, you will join the ranks of 88% of graduates who get a job within six months of graduation or go on to graduate school.

With the groundbreaking Frost Method you learn by doing in small classroom ensembles.

Learn • Real-Time Application • Improvise • Create

The Frost Method integrates the values and skills below into the Frost School’s curriculum to help you succeed in the rapidly changing world of professional music.

At Frost there are no barriers between disciplines. Students have the opportunity to perform and learn across departments and genres.

The Frost Method will help you become more than an external musician who reads music and interprets, but also an internal musician who understands and creates music from the inside out.” Dean Shelly Berg

Frost undergraduates are highly-trained musicians with added skills in:

  • Improvisation
  • Arranging
  • Composing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Keyboard
  • Music History
  • Engineering
  • Digital Recording
  • Audience Engagement
  • Music Technology
  • Music Business
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Marketing Plan
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Producing EPKs (electronic press kits)
  • Music Videos Production
  • Grant Applications
  • Writing Donor and Patron Letter 
  • And so much more...

The Frost Method creates musicians that have artistic, technological, & entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the 21st century.

Qualified graduate students have opportunity to learn and teach this distinct curriculum as graduate teaching assistants. For more information contact: Dr. Shawn Crouch. s.crouch@umiami.edu

Please browse our program pages for more information about Frost School of Music studies.