Great Performances

  1. Shelton G. Berg

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    Shelton G. Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he leads a dynamic faculty and teaches outstanding students. He was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music and a past president of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE). In 2000, the Los Angeles Times named him one of three “Educators for the…

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  2. Chuck Bergeron

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    Chuck Bergeron (jazz bass) is a lecturer in the Department of Studio Music & Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he also is the faculty mentor for the Stamps Jazz Quintet. Bergeron teaches jazz history, conducts big bands and small jazz ensembles and is an active clinician at schools throughout the country. He is one of the most active and innovative musicians working in the field of jazz. Equally versatile on…

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  3. Isaac Bustos

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    Classical guitarist and educator Isaac Bustos’ performing career has taken him throughout North and Central America and Europe.  He has garnered top prizes in major international competitions, including the Miami International Guitar Competition, International JoAnn Falletta Concerto Competition, Boston Guitar Fest International Guitar Competition and the prestigious Concurso Internacional Guitarras Alhambra in Valencia, Spain.

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  4. Margaret Donaghue Flavin

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    Margaret Donaghue Flavin is associate professor of instrumental performance and program director of Woodwinds at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She has performed in some of the worlds’ major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, La Scala, and for the Maggio Musicale in Florence. She has performed at international conferences in Oslo, Norway, Manchester, England, Chicago, and New…

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  5. Dave Eggar

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    A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three, performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera at age seven, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 15.  He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School’s Doctoral Program.

    Eggar has performed worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist.  A virtuoso of many styles, Eggar has performed and recorded with artists in…

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  6. Scott Flavin

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    Scott Flavin (violin and conductor) is a lecturer in the Frost School of Music’s Department of Instrumental Performance and also serves as artistic coordinator and resident conductor for the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. In addition, Flavin is a member of the Bergonzi String Quartet, and a director of the Frost Chamber Orchestra.  He is concertmaster of the Florida Grand Opera and Miami Bach Society, and founder and music director…

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  7. Genova & Dimitrov

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    Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov, one of the most sought-after piano duos worldwide, started their sensational career with winning all major piano duo competitions, including ARD Munich, Dranoff Miami, Tokyo and Bellini Italy.

    Genova & Dimitrov have performed internationally with leading orchestras and choirs, under conductors such as Eiji Oue, Ari Rasilainen, Hannu Lintu, Emil Tabakov, Alexander Rudin, John Carewe and…

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  8. Gary Green

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    Gary Green, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, teaches conducting and serves as the conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble. Formerly the chair of the Department of Instrumental Performance, Green holds a B.M. degree from Boise State University and an M.M. degree from the University of Idaho. He formerly conducted the University of Connecticut’s Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, and…

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  9. Alicia Hall Moran

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    Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran brings her diverse influences and passions together in a rich artistic brew. Her performance as Bess in Broadway’s 2012 “Best Musical Revival” Tony-winner The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, was critically acclaimed.

    Moran’s performances uphold the traditions of her great, great uncle Hall Johnson, the legendary choral director, composer, and preserver of the Negro Spiritual, as well as her…

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  10. Dorothy Hindman

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    Dorothy Hindman is an assistant professor of composition in the Department of Theory and Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Dr. Hindman’s work is performed extensively in the U.S., and throughout Eastern and Western Europe.  Critics have called her music “intense, gripping, and frenetic,” “sonorous and affirmative,” and “music of terrific romantic gesture.”  Awards and recognition include…

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  11. Steve Houghton

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    Internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, Steve Houghton initially received acclaim at age twenty as the drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then, he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Les Hooper, Bob Florence, Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Bobby Hutcherson, Pat LaBarbara, Bill Cunliffe, Steve…

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  12. Rene Izquierdo

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    As a concert artist, classical guitarist Rene Izquierdo has performed throughout North America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Asia and Europe as solo recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra.  He has received wide critical acclaim from Classical Guitar Magazine and other publications for his performances, and won numerous competitions, including the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, Extremadura International…

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  13. Vadym Kholodenko

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    Winner of the coveted gold medal at the 2013 Cliburn Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He continues to build a reputation for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).…

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  14. Michael Ludwig

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    Classical violinist Michael Ludwig enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist.  His GRAMMY-nominated recording of the Corigliano Red Violin Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic hit the Billboard Top 100 within the first week of its release.

    Ludwig began study with his father Irving, a violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra.  He has gone on to appear as a soloist with the…

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  15. Steven Moore

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    Steven Moore is the associate dean, Undergraduate Studies, at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He recently served as Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri where he taught conducting, music education, and conducted the Symphonic Band. Moore is a strong advocate for music literacy and has developed nationally recognized programs of excellence at the secondary and collegiate level. He has served…

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  16. Marina Radiushina

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    Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Radiushina is described as a “virtuoso whose playing is distinguished by rare depth of interpretation and understanding of style” and a “pianist with enormous temperament and maturity.” Marina made her debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev in February 2012 appearing at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Theatre Des Champs- Elysee…

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  17. Resound Duo

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    Founded in 2012, the Resound Duo combines history’s two oldest instruments to create a standard repertoire for voice and percussion, unashamedly embracing the greatest art from both secular and sacred sources. The duo is committed to commissioning and performing new works as well as writing pieces of their own.  In July 2014, they premiered three pieces as an ensemble-in-residence at the soundSCAPE music festival in Maccagno, Italy.…

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  18. Maria Schneider

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    Maria Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, and she is among the few artists who have received GRAMMY Awards in both “jazz” and “classical.”  Her “evocative, majestic, magical, and heart-stoppingly gorgeous” compositions distinctly highlight the unique voices of her seventeen-member collective, which includes some of the finest jazz musicians today. 

    Schneider and her orchestra’s…

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  19. Kevin Short

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    Versatile bass-baritone Kevin Short is an associate professor in vocal performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He also thrills audiences around the globe in a wide range of repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, to Verdi’s Attila and Don Carlos, and Bizet’s Carmen. Kevin Short has performed…

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  20. Thomas Sleeper

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    Thomas Sleeper is professor of instrumental performance and program director of orchestral activities at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he also teaches instrumental conducting. Maestro Sleeper began his professional career as a member of Fermata, a group of composer-performers who presented an annual series of concerts throughout Texas.  At age 22, he was appointed Associate Conductor of the Dallas Civic Symphony…

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  21. Time for Three

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    Time for Three, the world’s first classically trained garage band, defies classification.  Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake, they have played Carnegie Hall, jazz clubs, festivals, NFL games, and the Indy 500.  Tf3’s Three Fervent Travelers on the E1 label debuted in the top 10 on Billboard, Amazon and iTunes, remaining in the top 10…

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  22. Dale Underwood

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    Dale Underwood (saxophone) is a lecturer in the Department of Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Acclaimed by the Washington Post as “the Heifetz of the alto saxophone,” Dale Underwood is internationally recognized as one of the today’s foremost classical saxophonists. Mr. Underwood has toured extensively throughout the world as a featured soloist, performing in every state in the…

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  23. Dawn Upshaw

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    Singer Dawn Upshaw is known worldwide for powerful performances ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today.  Her numerous distinctions include five GRAMMYs, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” prize, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and 2014 Best Classical Vocal Solo GRAMMY for Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks

    Upshaw began her career by winning the…

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Great Performances