Festival Miami

  1. Shelton G. Berg

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    Shelton G. “Shelly” Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He is widely acclaimed for his energetic and innovative approaches to performance, composition, and pedagogy. Berg has performed and lectured throughout the world and has numerous arrangements, compositions and texts in publication. Berg was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz…

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  2. Frost Concert Jazz Band

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    The award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists, and talented student composers and arrangers. They recently won the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Competition, earning them the prestigious opportunity to perform at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival. Directed by John Daversa, acclaimed composer, trumpeter, assistant professor, and new chair of the Department of Studio Music and…

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  3. Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble

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    Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble

    The Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble, affectionately called JV1, and a smaller subset of JV1 members called Extensions, studies and explores vocal jazz music ranging from the styles of the ever-popular Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and Swingle Singers to contemporary new works by Frost faculty and students. Under the inspired direction of acclaimed vocalist Kate Reid, associate professor and director of the Frost School of Music’s Jazz Vocal…

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  4. Frost Studio Jazz Band

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    The Frost Studio Jazz Band under the direction of Stephen Guerra, Jr. is an outstanding group of instrumentalists that perform classic big band repertoire as well as compositions and arrangements by their own members and preeminent artists on the jazz scene today. They are the recipients of a DownBeat Graduate College Outstanding Performance Award in the Large Ensemble category in 2011, and perform extensively throughout the South Florida…

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  5. Frost Symphony Orchestra

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    The Frost Symphony Orchestra (FSO), under the direction of Thomas Sleeper, maintains an international reputation by performing the standard orchestral literature and expanding the repertoire with new works, commissions, and recordings. The orchestra maintains an active performance schedule, on campus and beyond.

    The Frost Symphony Orchestra has the distinction of performing with some of the most celebrated conductors and soloists from around…

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  6. Frost Wind Ensemble

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    The Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami is an acclaimed ensemble directed by award-winning conductor Gary Green. It actively commissions and performs new music at concerts, conferences and festivals. South Florida Classical Review describes the Frost Wind Ensemble as “dazzling” and the New York Philharmonic’s principal trombonist Joseph Alessi commends their “unmatched wind ensemble playing.”

    The Frost Wind Ensemble…

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  7. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI) at the Frost School of Music is a genre-blending ensemble that provides an avenue for aspiring top-level students to learn an expansive array of music in avariety of real-world settings. Mentored by HMI artistic director Terence Blanchard and artistic coordinator and resident conductor Scott Flavin, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra plays a full range of musical genres, from traditional and contemporary…

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