September 11, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL–The University of Miami Frost School of Music announces the appointment of multiple Emmy award winning composer Chris Boardman as the new director of the Media Writing and Production Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Boardman is also a full time lecturer, and teaches Film Scoring and Advanced Music Editing. Boardman replaces Raul Murciano, Jr. who was promoted to Associate Dean of Administration at Frost last year.
Boardman’s career spans the film, television and recording industries and he has consistently worked in the top echelon of the entertainment industry. He was nominated for an Academy Award for “The Color Purple.” In addition, he won six Emmy Awards, thirteen Emmy nominations, ASCAP and BMI awards.
Many of his recordings have attained platinum status for work with iconic artists such as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Speilberg, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch and Josh Groban. Boardman is well known in Hollywood circles as one of a handful of musicians who can write anything, Boardman’s credits bridge both industry and genre. His range includes conducting David Foster’s “World Children’s Day for television to composing the '70s inspired score for Mel Gibson’s Payback, to arranging period dance music for Swing Kids and Meet Joe Black. He has written Broadway orchestrations for Chaplin and has released and produced solo recordings as an artist. He attended Weber State University and continued on to California State University Northridge, working simultaneously in Los Angeles recording studios. Boardman is also the founder of a successful social media content, strategy-consulting business.
About the 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 and master 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.
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