1. Mancini Institute Orchestra

      Feature listing thumbnail The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Frost School of Music is a highly selective graduate ensemble that is inspiring a whole new spectrum of artistic creation and exploration. The artistic director is film composer James Newton Howard.
    2. Frost Concert Jazz Band

      Feature listing thumbnail The award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists and talented student arrangers. Directed by John Daversa, the ensemble performs music ranging from exciting new contemporary jazz works to swinging classics.
    3. Frost Salsa Orchestra

      Feature listing thumbnail DownBeat magazine's 2010 Graduate College Winner in the Latin Group category, the University of Miami Frost Salsa Orchestra is a powerhouse ensemble that has a great time rehearsing and performing together.
    4. Jazz Vocal Ensembles

      Feature listing thumbnail There are three levels of jazz vocal ensembles at the Frost School of Music. They feature a remarkable variety of eras and styles.
    5. Frost Jazz Sextet

      Feature listing thumbnail The Frost Jazz Sextet is the premiere small instrumental jazz combo at the University of Miami. We perform original music, mostly in the hard bop and modern jazz context, but due to the diversity of our influences, many elements of other styles are present in our work.
    6. Stamps Jazz Quintet

      Feature listing thumbnail The Stamps Jazz Quintet is comprised of five outstanding young jazz musicians who went through a rigorous audition process and are provided generous scholarships and special performance opportunities as a group through the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and the University of Miami.
    7. Small Jazz Groups

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      One of the great strengths of the Studio Music and Jazz Department at the Frost School of Music is the stylistic diversity of the small group program. We offer over 25 separate small ensembles, ranging in style and focus from classic Be-bop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop and Post-Bop repertoire to Contemporary, World Music and Hip-Hop genres.

      Many of these groups additionally meet weekly in a performance…

    8. Funk/Fusion Ensemble

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      The Frost School’s Funk/Fusion Ensemble has won the prestigious Downbeat Student Music Award almost every year for the past seven years including 2010. Their repertoire varies extensively from year to year, ranging from original material to covers by Weather Report, Tribal Tech, Aaron Parks, Avishai Cohen, Joshua Redman, Tower of Power, Soul Live, Herbie Hancock and Mahavishnu Orchestra.

    9. Jazz Guitar Ensembles

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      The three performing Jazz Guitar Ensembles (currently: MSJ 169, 170, and 171) directed by Randall Dollahon are small ensembles consisting (usually) of five electric guitars, bass, and drums. These groups rehearse regularly under the supervision of a coach, working on arrangements (ranging across a wide variety of contemporary guitar styles) especially written for this instrumentation by their instructors,…

    10. Rock/Pop Vocal Ensemble

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      The Rock/Pop Vocal Ensemble is a workshop ensemble that helps students develop their abilities in the rock and pop idiom. It has been coached many great vocalists over the years, including Jon Secada, Wendy Peterson and Beth Cohen.