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!"


Session B: JULY 3 - JULY 14
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

(For Piano, Bass, Drums, Voice, and Guitar)

(See tuition page for fees)

Paranoid Android by Radiohead
Advanced Rock Ensemble directed by Oscar Dorta and Raina Murnak
July 8, 2016

University of Miami Frost Young Musicians Camp Final Concert
Advanced Rock Ensemble, Directed By Oscar Dorta
June 24, 2016

From Hendrix to Clapton to Eagles to Sting... rock and roll never dies at the Young Musicians Camp... study your favorite songs... learn soloing techniques... master rhythm styles... all with an emphasis on performance... rock and roll is hear to stay!

So... If you SING, play PIANO, BASS, GUITAR, or DRUMS, and will be entering grades 8-12* in the fall AND are at the advanced level on your instrument or voice, then the ADVANCED ROCK PROGRAM is right for you!

For talented and outstanding young rock musicians, we offer you the opportunity to interact with our exceptional faculty - including members of the UM Frost School of Music in our highly demanding Advanced Rock Program. Our mission is to bring together students like you from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide you with a challenging college-level experience.

The Advanced Rock Program is open to all ADVANCED rock instrumentalists and vocalists who have been recommended by their music teacher.

* While this program is geared for high school students, younger students are welcome to enroll with a teacher recommendation.


Your daily schedule includes a total of 5 classes: Rock Ensemble, Music Theory for Rock Players, Advanced Performance Practices in Rock or Introduction to Media Writing and Film Scoring, and 2 Electives! We break for lunch, which is included in our program. You can extend your day by enrolling in an optional class or private lesson. The camp session ends with concerts that take place in one of the Frost School of Music's fine concert halls.

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

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing or composing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!


  • Rock Program for instrumentalists and vocalists.
  • Entering grades 8-12. (younger students need a teacher recommendation to enroll)
  • Should be at an "Advanced" level of musical ability to participate.
  • All applicants who meet our program requirements will be accepted to the Camp!


  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your electives and Optional Classes.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.
  • Click here for information on Camp Tuition & Fees and How to Apply to the Camp.


Session B: JULY 3 - JULY 14
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.)



9:00 - 10:00


  • Rhythm Section Workshop: for pianists, bass players, and drummers
  • Jazz Rock Guitar Ensemble: for guitarists and vocalists.

10:15 - 11:15


  • Music Theory for Rock players
  • This theory class uses the innovative Frost School of Music experiential model which incorporates ear training and improvisation.

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 also included.

12:15 - 1:15


  • Songwriting and Composition: for students who have some experience either writing songs (music/lyrics) or instrumental compositions. You will learn about the various kinds of songs and compositions.
  • Music Biz: open to students who are interested in making a career out of performing, composing or producing music. This class goes through the basics of the business, including all aspects of publishing, record labels, and more. You will need to bring a laptop, Ipad, or tablet to class.
  • 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. (for students new to Logic Pro 10 and for those experienced in using it)
  • Blues Ensemble

1:30 - 2:30


Rock Ensemble.

2:45 - 3:45


  • Performance Practices in Rock: An in-depth look at Rock Greats through listening and performing.
  • Contemporary Vocal Ensemble: for all singers!
  • Introduction to Media Writing and Film Scoring.


REGULAR DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music

4:00 - 5:00

Optional CLASSES (separate fees apply)

You really don't want to leave camp so soon...

  • Jazz Rock Jam: for instrumentalists and vocalists.
  • Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty.

Learn more about out Optional Programs:

  • PRIVATE LESSONS with one of our artist faculty!
  • DORM PROGRAM - Learn More!
  • Supervised EXTENDED CARE program.
  • BUS TRANSPORTATION - Bus transportation to the camp Learn More!