Title/Position: Lecturer, Vocal PerformanceProfile:
Why did you choose music as your career?
Music was always a part of my life since a very young age, and I couldn’t think of myself being happy doing anything other than music. The more I devote my life to music, the much more I’m sure that I’ve made the right choice.
Why should a potential student choose the Frost School of Music?
Because the Frost School of Music provides an environment where the student will be able to learn from professionals that are amazingly qualified in their field, passionate about sharing their knowledge with the students and supportive during their learning process. It is a safe and inspiring environment.
What do you hope to pass on to your students?
I hope to share with my students a solid music foundation, be that in vocal technique or in music fundamentals. With a solid basis the student will be able to apply every technique learned to future material, making him/her a qualified professional capable of facing any challenges to come.
What is your teaching philosophy? What do you expect from students at the Frost School of Music?
My philosophy of work focuses on achieving excellence with energy and enthusiasm.
My personal style of teaching brings enthusiasm and a clear methodology, in order to increase learning motivation. My goal is to encourage, support and lead to students to their musical development. I expect the students to give their best during their learning processes, by being present in the moment, focused and engaged in each activity. I expect to see great signs of improvement on a weekly basis.
Ana Flavia Zuim is a voice instructor for musical theatre at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She is also an accomplished pianist, conductor, and musical director. Her teaching experience includes voice, piano and electric bass, both at her private studio, and at the University of Miami, New World School of the Arts, Barry University, and Florida Atlantic University. She was assistant director for FAU Tops Camp in 2008 and 2009, and worked at the Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Camp in Lenox, MA in 2011, where she also collaborated with Belvoir’s post camp program “A Broader Way” directed by Idina Menzel and Jeanine Tesori. She is musical director at Miami Children’s Theatre, a position she’s held since 2009. Interested in musical theatre compositions, Ana Flavia has been researching the importance of speech inflection in musical theatre compositions, with great help from renowned contemporary composers Libby Larsen and Larry O’Keefe. She has music directed and conducted numerous musicals and showcases, and worked with various Broadway accredited professionals. A native of Brazil, Ana Flavia moved to the US in 2003 after completing her bachelors of music at State University of Londrina. She earned a Master’s in piano performance from Lynn University and is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Fine and Performing Arts from Florida Atlantic University, where she was a winner of their annual Concerto Competition.