Message from Dean Berg

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We Are Here To Help You Build Yourself at Frost

It is with a deep sense of pride that I welcome you to your online exploration of the highly-acclaimed Frost School of Music -a dynamic place, where brilliant students and faculty mentors come together to change the world of music. Throughout this website, you will discover how we are leading the way in music education with Frost's unique and pioneering teaching methodologies for undergraduate and graduate students.

At Frost, we are all about you. This is the innovative place to build yourself and curate your career within a research university setting. You can “Build Yourself” at Frost because our school is uniquely diverse, with no walls between the disciplines. Our groundbreaking Frost Method is experiential learning, allowing you to learn and immediately apply in small classrooms ensembles. We will prepare you for tomorrow with the assurance that 88% of our students get a job or go to graduate school within six months of graduation.

At our core are brilliant performances, creativity, innovation, and scholarship. These attributes are embodied by our renowned faculty, whose passionate work is reflected in the acclaimed careers of so many Frost alumni in every field of music performance, business, technology, pedagogy, and scholarship.

I am not only the proud dean of Frost, but I am also a very active performing and composing musician. Along with our faculty, I will be with you every step of the way, helping you nurture your unique inner spark and develop skills beyond your known talent in order to provide you with a solid, employable foundation for your life and career.

I look forward to meeting you in person.


Shelton G. Berg (“Shelly”)
Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music