Dean's Welcome

Dean Berg poses in a suit while sitting at a piano Dean Berg poses in a suit while sitting at a piano

Welcome to the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music's annual Winter Wonderful gala! 'Tis the season to come together and become enveloped with the warmth of music this holiday season. Music, like nothing else in the world, can bring people of all cultures, faith, and backgrounds together. No matter how you celebrate the holiday season, I'd like to invite you to enjoy a beautiful night of festive holiday music dedicated to the continued success of the Frost School's Donna E. Shalala MusicReach program.

The success of this program is attributed to our very own Frost School of Music student mentors, whose passion for the arts motivates under-resourced children to remain in school, develop positive social and study habits, and ultimately give them the confidence to pursue further education. The labor of love that our Frost School of Music Faculty and Students put into each mentee in this unique program, continues to remind us of the true reason for the season. At the Frost School of Music, we call this, "Playing it Forward."

Your presence and generosity at Winter Wonderful will be amply rewarded with the knowledge that you are supporting the one thing in life that makes us more humane than any other energy force in our universe MUSIC.

Thank you for helping us to leave a lasting impact and for continuing to make Winter Wonderful truly wonderful!

I look forward to seeing you!


Shelton G. Berg
Dean, Frost School of Music
Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music