2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitor Craig Carothers Will Host a Free Lecture at Frost School

February 07, 2012 — The University of Miami Frost School of Music presents singer-songwriter Craig Carothers, as part of the 2011-2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series. Carothers will give a free master class on February 7, 2012 at 2 PM on the Gables campus titled “Of the Journey and the Songs: Musings of a Modern American Songwriter.” To reserve a free ticket, please call (305) 284-4940. He will also perform on February 9 at 8 PM at the UM Gusman Concert Hall. Tickets range from $15 to $20; and free for UM students with a ‘Cane ID.

Craig Carothers is an acclaimed American singer-songwriter originally from Portland, Oregon. He currently serves on the faculty of the Nashville Songwriters Association International “Song Camps” as well as participates in independent seminars and workshops across the country. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Andrea Zonn, and Steve Seskin. Carothers also wrote several songs for the 2005 movie The Californians.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series was established in 2003 through the extraordinary vision and generous commitment of Roe and Penny Stamps. The annual series brings an array of significant artists, scholars and music industry leaders to the Frost School of Music for the educational and artistic enrichment of its students, as well as the community.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please call (305) 284-4940 or visit http://www.music.miami.edu/concerts.

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About Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. With over 700 students and 100 faculty, it is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School.

The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.

The Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, and Studio Music and Jazz. Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.

Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, music history and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series which brings free music master classes and lectures to the community; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting. http://www.music.miami.edu.

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