In Their Own Words

FROST School of Music boasts some of the best and brightest alums in the business. FROST graduates are changingthe landscape in classical, jazz, pop music, opera, musical theatre, as well as music business, therapy, production and engineering.Here is what they have to say about their alma mater.

"The Frost School is in a very special category of one. For decades now, musicians have flocked to Miami to participate in one of the most inspirational music programs in the world. This is an environment where individuality is not only encouraged and celebrated; it is built into the fabric of the school’s mission itself. There is a reason why the Frost alumni represent an impressively wide cross section of excellent musicians across the entire spectrum of music. The ultimate testimonial is written in the names of the musicians who have come out of this amazing atmosphere, year after year after year."
- Pat Metheny, 20 time Grammy Award-winning guitarist, alumnus and former faculty

"The education I got from the Frost School of Music has always been the difference maker in my confidence level on stage."
– Jon Secada, B.M. ’83, M.M. ’86, double Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter

“My time as a student at the UM School of Music prepared me really well for a long and varied career as a musician wearing lots of different hats…singer-songwriter, session musician, film composer, sideman, disco lounge musician and wedding reception pianist. My time meant so much that I endowed a new music program at the school, the Creative American Music curriculum that has been part of Frost's increasingly broad array of offerings for students. I'm proud to still be involved with my old school.
- Bruce Hornsby, B.M. ’77, alumnus

"My time as a graduate student at the Frost School of Music, was no less than transformative for my life and career as a composer, arranger and jazz pianist. The exceptional faculty, who were true mentors, challenged and inspired me on a daily basis, instilling both the technical foundation and versatility necessary to succeed as a modern musician. Recording in state-of-the-art studios with professional-level student ensembles and engineers and tapping in to our incredible network of alumni across the world and in every facet of the music industry have proven invaluable.

- Scott Routenberg, M.M. '03, M.M. '05, D.M.A. '08