Ayriole Frost is an active composer, performer and teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music in Composition from Ball State University, and a Master of Music in Composition and her teaching certification from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Her compositions include chamber music, song cycles, orchestral works, and works for solo instruments, including a suite of piano miniatures and a work for unaccompanied horn.

Ayriole performs as both a violinist and mezzo-soprano. She began her El Sistema-inspired work with the Youth Orchestra United Rita Simo (YOURS) Project as a viola teacher, string specialist, and orchestra and choral director in 2012, and she has worked with both the Hibbard and Logan Square nucleos throughout the past year.  In addition to her work as a faculty member of The People’s Music School, she has taught for the Chicago Public Schools.


WITHOUT CRAFTSMANSHIP, INSPIRATION IS A MERE REED SHAKEN IN THE WIND. JOHANNES BRAHMS