The Frost Method®

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The Frost Method® is one of the core advantages of attending the Frost School of Music. 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.

Learn Important Skills

Over the four years of study, Frost undergraduates can learn about marketing, business, music technology, pedagogy, writing, and presentation skills in various courses that could also include:

  • Improvisation
  • Arranging
  • Composing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Keyboard
  • Music History
  • Engineering
  • Digital Recording
  • Audience Engagement
  • Communications
  • Marketing Plan
  • Understanding Contracts
  • Producing EPKs (electronic press kits)
  • Music Videos Production
  • And so much more...

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

Graduate students who have been awarded a Teaching Assistantship from their department and who want the opportunity to learn and teach this distinct curriculum should contact Dr. Shawn Crouch at for more information.

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