Title/Position: Director, Frost Salsa OrchestraProfile:
Why should a potential student choose the University of Miami?
The University of Miami Frost School of Music offers a music program like no other in the nation, including its award-winning ensembles such as the Frost Concert Jazz Band, Frost Salsa Orchestra, and Frost Jazz Vocals. From innovative programs like Music Business, Media Writing, Music Engineering, the world renowned Jazz Department and more traditional programs, all programs are outstanding at the Frost School of Music.
What would you want a potential Frost School of Music student to know about you?
I dedicated my whole life to this profession despite serious financial and personal setbacks. Being a musician demands total dedication.
What do you hope to pass on to your students?
Passion to excel in this journey called life.
Alberto De La Reguera began his career in San Juan, Puerto Rico, composing music and arranging for various media, mainly musical theater. He has composed and arranged music for various artists, including
Grammy award winning producer, Cucco Pen
Two time Tony Award nominee, Jossie De Guzman
Singer Jon Secada
Jazz violin great Federico Britos
Jazz piano great Shelly Berg
World-class Latin percussionists Sammy Figueroa and Giovanni Hidalgo
La Reguera is also on the Board of Trustees of WDNA Public Radio (88.9 FM), which annually co-sponsors the Frost School of Music Jazz Department concerts . He also hosts the weekly show University of Miami Jazz Bandstand on WDNA Public Radio with Whit Sidener. His music is published through the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press, one of the biggest jazz publishers in the world.
Alberto De La Reguera is the director, composer, and arranger for the University of Miami Frost Salsa Orchestra. He has worked in the musical theater, where he received numerous awards, including Musical Director of the Year in San Juan Puerto Rico. He has also worked in commercial music production. De La Reguera has written for various artists including world-class percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, Tony- nominated actress Josie De Guzman, and has collaborated with Grammy award-winning producer Lucco Pena. He currently serves as vice-president of the Board of Directors of WDNA-Community Public Radio where he is also co-host of the University of Miami Jazz Bandstand, a weekly radio show. Alberto De La Reguera published his music through the University of Northern Colorado Jazz-Press.