Frost Students Awarded Eight DownBeat Student Awards

May 05, 2017 — Coral Gables, FL — Frost students received eight DownBeat Student Awards this year, reflecting the excellence of the Department of Studio Music and Jazz. An Undergraduate College Winner Award in the Original Composition-Small Ensemble category went to Adam Claussen for “All Bets Are Off.” Graduate College Winners included Lucas Apostoleris in the Original Composition-Small Ensemble category for “Approximate Proximity,” and D.M.A. candidate Rafael Piccolotto de Lima, M.M. '13, in the Jazz Arrangement-Big Band category for “Jumble” by Errol Rackipov, M.M. '96. Piccolotto de Lima also received a Graduate College Winner Award in the Engineered Studio Recording category. Graduate College Outstanding Performance Awards went to the Frost Salsa Orchestra (Latin Group), Frost Extensions (Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble), Frost Fusion Ensemble (Blues/Pop/Rock Group), and also to Lucas Apostoleris for his big band arrangement of “Passport.”


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