Jazz and Beyond

  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. 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. In 2016 and 2014, they won the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Competition, earning them the prestigious opportunity to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Directed by John Daversa, acclaimed composer, trumpeter, assistant professor, and chair of the Department of Studio Music…

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  4. Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble

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    The Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble, affectionately called JV1, and the smaller ensemble Frost Extensions, studies and explores jazz vocal music ranging from the styles of The Singers Unlimited, 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 Performance program,…

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  5. 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 2015, and perform extensively throughout South Florida…

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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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Jazz and Beyond