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Welcome to the Frost Harp Studio!

By combining tradition with innovation, harp students at Frost/UM receive the skills, education, and experiences necessary for a successful, 21st-century career in music.

Led by Dr. Laura Sherman, a longtime New York City professional harpist with diverse skills and experiences, we are a passionate group of harpists dedicated to achieving our individual best and supporting each other.

Harp students have abundant opportunities to study and perform a wide variety of solo, chamber, and ensemble repertoire. In addition to weekly lessons and harp studio class, there is a weekly harp forum where additional performances and performance-related topics are discussed. We are also in the process of establishing the Frost Harp Ensemble, with opportunities for students to learn how to write for the genre. A harp pedagogue class is also offered, as needed.

Harp students receive credit for studying and performing chamber music in an exciting program lead by Professor Valerie Coleman, who was recently named the “2020 Classical Woman of the Year” by Performance Today. Students are also encouraged to branch out into different aspects of musical style to form a more complete preparation for a career.

The Frost School of Music Department of Instrumental Performance supports three large ensembles, The Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Wind Ensemble, and Frost Symphonic Winds. All students are required to participate in large ensembles throughout their degree. In addition, harp students are invited to play with the Frost Opera Theater and UM Musical Theatre program productions when the harp is needed.

Students may audition for Ensemble Ibis, Frost’s New Music Ensemble. And each year, one graduate harp student is selected to play in the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, which offers students a multi-genre training experience for performance, composing, and arranging. Led by Maria Schneider and with resident conductor Scott Flavin, this unique ensemble frequently hosts renowned guest artists, records new compositions, and gives students a true “studio orchestra” experience.

At Frost, harp students have the unique opportunity to study with a world-class faculty within the Frost School of Music and the University of Miami. We are one of the broadest and most musically diverse music schools in the country, with programs in classical, jazz, and pop, as well as music engineering, music education, music therapy, and music business. We also offer an experiential approach towards learning with the unique Frost Method® and a flexible, custom approach towards degree programs. We invite you to join us!

Prospective Students

Prospective students are invited to visit campus any time during the year. Studio class is held on Fridays at 2:30 pm and is open to anyone who is interested in applying to Frost. Students are also encouraged to attend a rehearsal by one of the school’s leading ensembles, the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz, and the Frost Wind Ensemble, conducted by Robert Carnochan.

Undergraduate Auditions      Graduate Auditions