Frost Young Musicians' Camp Summer 2018

CAMP 2018

Registration will be open by February 23rd.


Registration will be open by February 23rd.

"Be surrounded 24/7 by kids from all over
the US and other countries who share your love of music!"


(See tuition page for fees)

2014 Rhythm Section Workshop
2014 Rhythm Section Workshop


If you play a STRING, BRASS, OR WOODWIND INSTRUMENT, PIANO, GUITAR, PERCUSSION/DRUMS, OR you are a VOCALIST, will be entering grades 6-10 in the fall AND have had at least 2 years of training on your instrument or voice then the INTERMEDIATE B PROGRAM is for you! The activities in this program are designed for students like you who are at the "Advanced Intermediate" level.


  • JAZZ - all instruments, including strings
  • PIANO - classical or jazz-pop
  • ROCK

You will attend 4 CLASSES* each day, including ENSEMBLES, MUSIC THEORY, ELECTIVES & WORKSHOPS, a SPECIAL ACTIVITY after lunch, plus OPTIONAL CLASSES given by our top level professional musicians and educators:

Many of our advanced campers started in the Intermediate Program and now attend music magnet high schools.

Ensembles - perform in our final concerts.

Music Theory is based on the innovative model that was developed for Frost School of Music students.

Electives include Improvisation - for winds, strings, piano, and voice, Conducting, Songwriting & Composition and Rhythm Section Workshop.

Workshops are classes where you study the great composers and learn their styles! (We also offer a Classical Percussion Ensemble open by audition only).

Special Activities include Concerts, Talent Shows, Chorus, Jam Sessions, Performance Forum, and a special daily Masterclass for Violinists and Violists given by concert artist and faculty, Michael Klotz of the Amernet String Quartet (there will be a small additional fee for this daily Masterclass).

If you want to extend your camp day (and we know that many of you do) you can sign up for an Optional Class such as Pop Vocal Ensemble, Reggae Ensemble, Digital Sound Design, Chamber Music, or Dance for Musical Theater.

Each session ends with our amazing camp concerts - given by you! If you attend both sessions, the music will be different for each session.

Many of our advanced campers started in the Intermediate Program and now attend music magnet high schools.

AND - don't forget - we have an awesome Dormitory Program so you can enjoy a total summer music camp experience! Learn more!

*See the Daily Schedule - below - for detailed descriptions about our classes.


  • Entering grades 6-10 in the fall
  • Has been studying his/her instrument or voice for at least 2 full years.
  • Music Proficiency level 2.5 - 4 and/or have completed Book 2 or 3 of a standard music series in their instrument.
  • Must select one of the following Tracks: Classical Instrumental, Jazz, Piano, Rock, or Voice/Musical Theater.

After you complete your online registration, we will email our Teacher Recommendation Form to your music teacher to confirm that you meet the program requirements. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants who meet these requirements will be accepted to the Camp!


  • Make sure you know the email address of your school or private music teacher.
  • Decide what program, session, and track you want. If you are not sure, then ask your music teacher to help.
  • Click here for more information on Camp Tuition & Fees.
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DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.)


DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music

9:00 - 10:00


There is more to music than reading notes, and the summer is the best time to improve your knowledge or learn something new about scales, chords, composing, improvising, and ear training. We offer different levels of Music Theory based on a short evaluation you will take on the first day of camp.

10:15 - 11:15

ENSEMBLE (based on your track)

  • Jazz: In this ensemble you will play music from different periods and styles in jazz history including Classic Jazz and Latin Jazz.
  • Rock: In this ensemble you will play music in both Contemporary and Classic rock styles
  • Musical Theater: Vocalists will learn a medley of songs from a Broadway show. Choreography and proper vocal technique will be emphasized.
  • Chamber Orchestra: This ensemble explores both classical and jazz/pop music.
  • Piano: Pianists will be able to select our Classical or Jazz-Pop ensemble. They will work together in small groups in UM's state-of-the-art piano lab.

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)

In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:00


Concerts, UM Frost School of Music faculty Forum, Talent Shows, Chorus for Singers, Jazz and Rock Jam Sessions, and a Performance Forum where instrumentalists can learn how to be comfortable in various performance situations, including auditions.

We are also offering a special class that will meet daily during this time: Master class for Violinists and Violists with concert artist and faculty member, Michael Klotz of the Amernet String Quartet! (this special class will have an additional fee)

1:15 - 2:15


  • Rhythm Section Workshop - for pianists, bass and guitar players, and drummers. If you have never played in a band before, this is where you can learn. If you already play in a band, you will improve in your role as a rhythm section player.
  • Improvisation for strings, winds, pianists, and vocalists. In today's musical world, even classical musicians are called on to improvise. For example, if you are a music major at the Frost School of Music your music theory class will include improvisation! - So if you have never tried it or if you have already been doing it - this class will improve your skills.
  • Songwriting & Composition - for all of our aspiring songwriters and composers, in this popular class you will work in small groups to create original songs or instrumental compositions.
  • Conducting - by learning the art of leading an ensemble, you become a better player yourself!

2:15 - 2:30


Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!

2:30 - 3:30

WORKSHOP study the great composers and learn their styles!

  • Jazz Workshop
  • Classical Workshop
  • Rock Workshop
  • Piano Workshop
  • Voice Workshop - learn correct vocal technique whether you sing Broadway show tunes, jazz, rock, or classical arias.
  • Classical Percussion Workshop/Ensemble - if you are a mallet player, you may audition for this advanced class


DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music

3:45 - 4:45


Pop Vocal Ensemble: for advanced vocalists who want experience in the field of contemporary vocal music.

Reggae Ensemble: Groove to the sounds of the Islands. Learn some Marley, Inner Circle, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff tunes and more. We need: 1 drummer, 1 bass player, 2 keyboards, 2 guitars, sax, trumpet, trombone, percussion, and at least 2 vocalists to make this happen! (Directed by camp faculty, Antoine Khouri)

Digital Sound Design: This class will explore digital editing, mixing, and mastering techniques, using the software Logic Pro 10. Students will be encouraged to write, record, and produce an original composition using these techniques.

Chamber Music: All instrumentalists and vocalists who are advanced on their instruments will be placed into small groups to work on classical chamber music.

Dance For Musical Theater: dancers with experience work on choreography and technique geared to musical theater.

Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty or UM faculty are available.


Sign up for a PRIVATE LESSON with one of our awesome faculty!

Supervised EXTENDED CARE program. Campers relax in an air-conditioned classroom. Snacks provided. (7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.)

BUS TRANSPORTATION - Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. We are currently able to provide transportation from Broward County, North Miami Beach, Miami Shores, North Miami and Central Miami, Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. Learn More!

DORM PROGRAM - Learn More!