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 University of Miami Frost School of Music. 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 Millennium.” A Steinway piano artist and four-time Grammy nominee,…

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  2. Chuck Bergeron

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    Bassist Chuck Bergeron, M.M. ’93, is assistant professor and program director for jazz pedagogy at the Frost School of Music, where he also heads the jazz bass studio, teaches jazz history, conducts big bands and small jazz ensembles, and serves as the faculty mentor for the Stamps Jazz Quintet. Bergeron is also an active clinician at schools throughout America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Equally versatile on the acoustic and…

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  3. Thomas Sleeper

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    Conductor and composer Thomas Sleeper is hailed as “a conductor of persuasive fluency and fiery conviction” by The Miami Herald, and his music has been described as, “hauntingly mysterious,” “richly lyrical,” and “soaring.” An advocate for new music, Sleeper has conducted premieres of works by composers Henry Brant, Carlos Surinach, Robert Xavier Rodríguez, and Roberto Sierra. As guest conductor in the U.S. and abroad, he…

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  4. 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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  5. 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 is…

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  6. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI 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 orchestra plays traditional and contemporary classical music, pop, jazz, rock, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Asian, and more.
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