Current MusicReach Programs

Beginning Strings and Band

Youth at Pine Villa Elementary, Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory, and Miami Heights Elementary are provided with the opportunity to play and learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Barnyard offers participants the chance to use music technology to write songs, and Leadership Learning Center participants learn the ukulele.   

Beginning Band

Students at Goulds Elementary can partake in beginning band and learn how to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or euphonium. MusicReach is the 21-22 STEAM partner for Downtown Doral Elementary to provide band lessons and masterclasses.

General Music/Drumming

Young students are given opportunities to experience music fundamentals building in a fun and enriching environment where they experience singing, dancing, listening, and drumming at the Barnyard.

Modern Band and Music Technology

Youth at Leadership Learning Center and Frederick Douglass Elementary receive instruction on guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion, singing, as well as music technology software. Shalala MusicReach also provides an afterschool music technology club at Mays Conservatory and is the STEAM partner for Sweetwater Elementary.  

Choir and Musical Theater

Youth at Miami Norland High School receive group instruction in choral ensembles and musical theatre, infused with music fundamentals and vocal technique.

Music Therapy

Youth at Miami Northwestern High and Ferguson High receive group music therapy sessions geared for students with disabilities. Shalala MusicReach also partners with Jam Sessions to provide on-campus music therapy and music-making experiences serving area students with disabilities.  

Miami Jam Sessions

Miami Jam Sessions is a music therapy socialization group and mentoring program for teens and young adults with special needs (ages 13-30), and is run by board-certified music therapists. It is a free program in partnership with The Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program at the Frost School of Music that takes place on the University of Miami campus. Participants work alongside volunteer mentors to sing, play instruments, and build relationships. The program includes a hello song, guest musician, group drumming and social skill practice, and jam time. 

Summer Institute

This full-scholarship summer music camp builds skills for small ensembles, production planning, digital media, music technology, music theory/ear training, piano proficiency, college application prep, and enrichment through guest artist and faculty seminars.

Outreach Performances and Masterclasses

Frost School of Music students provide masterclasses for students at non-profit organizations and schools and also perform outreach performances at schools, parks, and hospitals throughout Miami-Dade County.

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