Great Performances

  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. Robert M. Carnochan

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    Robert M. Carnochan is director of wind ensemble activities, conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble, and professor of music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He holds degrees from Towson University (B.S. Music Education), the University of Colorado at Boulder (M.M. conducting) and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A. conducting). A Maryland native, Carnochan’s career began as director of bands at Dundalk High School…

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  3. Trudy Kane

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    Trudy Kane, associate professor of Flute, joined the faculty of the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2008 after 32 seasons as principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera. She received both a BM and MM from the Juilliard School. Kane is active in the commercial recording field and can be heard on the soundtracks of many film scores. She can be heard and seen on many Met videos including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Peter Grimes…

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  4. Kevin Kenner

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    Winner of the 1990 Chopin Competition in Warsaw as well as bronze medalist at the 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, assistant professor of keyboard performance Kevin Kenner is now recognized as “one of the finest American pianists to come along in years” (Chicago Tribune) and as “an artist whose intellect, imagination and pianism speak powerfully and eloquently” (The Washington Post). He has established himself…

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  5. Quattrosound

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    Quattrosound is an innovative acoustic based ensemble that skillfully blurs the lines of music genre boundaries. The four professionally trained members are equally astute at playing a classical piece by Bach as they are at rocking out to Led Zeppelin or picking up Spain by Chick Corea.
    Violin, cello, guitar, an eclectic selection of percussion instruments from around the world, and playful vocal arrangements create a sound that soothes…

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  6. Robynne Redmon

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    Robynne Redmon (mezzo soprano) is an assistant professor in the Department of Vocal Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Critics have hailed her “glorious singing, intense acting, excellent phrasing, ardent tone, splendid shading and solid coloratura and excellent artistic sense” (Das Opernglas) and for her “exactitude of pitch, her luxuriance of tone, her abundant animal spirit and unerring dramatic…

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  7. Chee Weng Yim

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    Chee Weng Yim is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Miami where he studies under Robert M. Carnochan. A native of Singapore, Yim earned the Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting degree from the Georgia State University, under the instruction from his primary teacher, Robert J. Ambrose.

    Yim has worked with prominent conductors both at home and in the United States,…

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  8. Frost Flute Ensemble

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    The Frost Flute Ensemble is made up of all the performance majors ranging from freshmen to graduate students. The ensemble has performed multiple times at the Florida Flute Convention as well as at the National Flute Convention. Their performances this year include the New York Flute Fair and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago as well as at Festival Miami. Their repertoire encompasses works from all periods and especially works by the composers…

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  9. 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…

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  10. Frost Wind Ensemble

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    The Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami is an acclaimed ensemble directed by conductor Robert Carnochan. 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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  11. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Frost School of Music is a genre-blending ensemble where aspiring elite students learn an array of music in real-world settings. Mentored by HMI Orchestra’s artistic director James Newton Howard and resident conductor Scott Flavin, the HMI Orchestra plays traditional and contemporary classical music, pop, jazz, rock, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Asian, and more.
    Guest artists work with…

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Great Performances