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University of Miami to Offer Online Master's Degrees in Music

Academic Partnerships to Provide Conversion, Recruitment, and Retention Services for the Frost School of Music's Renowned Programs

CORAL GABLES, Fla. and DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Miami (UM) today announced that two master's programs offered by its world-renowned Frost School of Music (Frost) will be available online beginning this spring and another will follow early next year.  Frost's online education courses will be offered through a new site called Frost Online, and applications for the programs are currently being accepted.

"At Frost, we are committed to providing students with a highly innovative, inspiring, and relevant education so that they can be leaders in the world of music," said Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music Shelton G. Berg.  "Our decision to make our degree programs available online reflects that commitment and our deep desire to ensure that talented students around the world who are interested in contributing to the elevation of the musical arts have the ability to do so."

Frost will begin offering its Master of Music degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries and its Master of Arts degree in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management online beginning in May 2014.

Frost is currently accepting students for its Music Business and Entertainment Industries program.  Students in this program study music copyright, music publishing, record companies, entertainment contracts, music licensing, touring, and music marketing.  Graduates of the program are currently working in every area of the industry, including at record companies and in music publishing, music licensing, artist management, live music production, concert management, and intellectual property/entertainment law.

Frost's Presenting and Live Entertainment Management program, also known as AP Live, will be available online this spring as well.  With an emphasis on the performing arts and commercial music industries, AP Live offers a curriculum that is tailored to provide a thorough understanding of for-profit marketing, promotion, and management, as well as the legal aspects, risks, and financing of a diversity of live entertainment endeavors.

Frost's Master of Music Degree in Music Therapy, which is designed to prepare students for either advanced-level clinical practice or additional opportunities in research or college teaching, will be available online in early 2015.   

Frost is one of the largest, most relevant, and best music schools located in a private university in the United States and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education.  Its faculty has pioneered new curricula including the groundbreaking Frost Experiential Music Curriculum, and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology.   The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music and is now the year-round home of the Henry Mancini Institute and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program.

Frost has chosen Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world's largest representatives of online learning, to help convert its three master's programs into an online format, recruit students, and support student retention efforts. 

AP will work closely with Frost faculty to ensure that the online programs maintain the highest educational standards.  The company will also use its integrated marketing and branding strategies to extend Frost's reach, increasing the enrollment of highly-qualified students.

Students will have the option of entering these programs through AP's MOOC2Degree initiative.  A MOOC in Music Entrepreneurship will be offered as a first course, allowing students to try online learning risk-free as the first step toward obtaining a degree.  Those who pass and are qualified to enroll in a Frost degree program are eligible to earn one credit hour in Music Entrepreneurship for free. 

The MOOC will launch next month, while the degree programs will begin in May.  Click here to apply or learn more.

About the University of Miami
A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.  Led by President Donna E. Shalala, the University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked UM No. 44 in its "Best Colleges" listings, the fourth year in a row it has been among the top 50, and it continued to be the highest ranked school in Florida.  U.S. News also cited several of its programs in "America's Best Graduate Schools."  For more information, please visit www.miami.edu.

About the Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded.  With over 700 students and 100 faculty, it is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education.  The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School. 

The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.

The Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, and Studio Music and Jazz.  Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.

Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series which brings free music master classes and lectures to the community; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting.  For more information, please visit www.music.miami.edu.

About Academic Partnerships 
Academic Partnerships (AP) assists universities in converting their traditional degree programs and certificates into an online format, recruits qualified students, and supports enrolled students through graduation.  Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world.  The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education.  For more information, please visit www.academicpartnerships.com.

Contacts:

For the University of Miami
Alexandra Bassil
+1.305.284.1092
[email protected]

For Academic Partnerships
Jaquelyn M. Scharnick
+1.866.939.6323
[email protected]

SOURCE Academic Partnerships

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