Instrumental Performance

  1. This Week Festival Miami Presents José Serebrier and the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra

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    October 21, 2013 – Festival Miami presents two classical concerts on October 22 and October 23 featuring the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra, conductor/composer José Serebrier, pianist Shelly Berg, flutist Sharon Bezaly.

  2. Frost School Students Featured in PBS Television Special ‘Gloria Estefan: The Standards’

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    August 01, 2013 – Frost students in the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra performed with Gloria Estefan during a live PBS television special taping at the New World Center in Miami Beach featuring selections from her new album 'Gloria Estefan: The Standards.'

  3. Frost School of Music Names Outstanding Seniors for Class of 2013

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    May 08, 2013 – Frost School of Music names 2013 Outstanding Seniors for their academic and artistic excellence.

  4. The Frost School Presents a Bebop Jazz Benefit for William F. Lee III, Former Dean

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    March 25, 2013 – The University of Miami Frost School of Music is hosting a benefit concert for former dean of the Frost School of Music, William F. Lee III.

  5. Musical Celebration Marks Groundbreaking for Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios

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    February 12, 2013 – In a ceremony filled with music, the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami broke ground February 8 on its new Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios.

  6. The Cleveland Orchestra and Frost School of Music Announce Expanded Annual Residency at UM

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    January 18, 2013 – The Cleveland Orchestra returns to the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music on January 29-February 1 on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus for an expanded annual residency

  7. UM Frost School of Music Presents Blues-Rock Legend Steve Miller

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    January 16, 2013 – Frost School of Music presents blues-rock legend Steve Miller as part of the 2012-2013 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series.

  8. Frost School of Music Works with National YoungArts Foundation, Arsht Center for Jazz Roots Concert

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    January 08, 2013 – A collaboration between the Frost School of Music, Arsht Center and the National YoungArts Foundation, Jazz and the Philharmonic will feature performances by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Dean Shelly Berg, Terence Blanchard and Mark O'Connor

  9. Frost School of Music Department of Studio Music and Jazz reaches 325,000 YouTube views

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    December 21, 2012 – The Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music exceed 325,000 video views this week on YouTube.

  10. UM Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg Nominated for Grammy Award

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    December 11, 2012 – Dean of the Frost School of Music and pianist-arranger-composer, Shelly Berg, was nominated for a Grammy award in the category “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist."

  11. TEDxMIA Selects Dean Shelly Berg and Percussion Faculty Svet Stoyanov as Conference Speakers

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    December 05, 2012 – Shelly Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music, and Svet Stoyanov, Associate Professor of Instrumental Performance and Program Director of Percussion at Frost were featured speakers at TEDxMIA conference in Miami Beach.

  12. Frost School of Music Presents Winter Wonderful A Benefit Event for Music Mentoring Scholarships

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    November 12, 2012 – The Frost School of Music present its holiday gala dinner, Winter Wonderful, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.

  13. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra Plays Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, Copland’s Appalachian Spring

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    October 24, 2012 – UM Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra to Play Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” and Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” as part of Terence Blanchard Presents: A Concert of American Music. $15 adults, $10 seniors/children.

  14. ASPIRA of Florida Charter Schools and the Frost School to Deliver Free After-School Music Classes

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    October 01, 2012 – ASPIRA of Florida Charter Schools, in collaboration with the Frost School of Music, announces free after school music classes.

  15. Frost School of Music Presents the 2012-2013 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series

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    September 28, 2012 – The University of Miami Frost School of Music is pleased to present Leon Fleisher, Jason Moran, Charles Lazarus, Steve Miller, Peter R. Webster, and Douglas J. Cuomo as part of the 2012-2013 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series.

  16. Frost Professor Named Artistic Director for Florida International Piano Competition

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    September 22, 2012 – The Florida International Piano Competition has appointed Frost School of Music Professor Santiago Rodriguez, as new artistic director.

  17. Festival Miami’s 29th Season Under Way

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    September 21, 2012 – Florida’s Premier Music Festival Announces Concert Highlights for Fall 2012

  18. Frost School of Music Saxophonist Signs On as a Selmer Paris Artist

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    September 21, 2012 – Frost School of Music classical saxophone student Esneider Valencia Hernandez, M.M. ‘10, has signed on as a Selmer Paris Artist.

  19. New Funding Enhances Henry Mancini Institute at UM Frost School of Music

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    August 02, 2012 – The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music has received a $500,000 pledge from Los Angeles-based music philanthropist Virginia “Ginny” Mancini to support the Artistic Director position of the Henry Mancini Institute at the Frost School of Music.

  20. Sam Pilafian to Join Frost Faculty in Fall 2012

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    July 30, 2012 – Internationally renowned tuba artist Sam Pilafian joins the Frost School of Music faculty this fall. Versatile in both classical and jazz realms, Pilafian is widely recorded.

  21. Beach High Principal Roseann Sidener Named Tops in State of Florida

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    May 26, 2012 – Roseann Sidener (B.M. '78, M.M. '87), principal at Miami Beach Senior High, was named the 2012 Principal of the Year by the Florida Association of School Administrators. She earned bachelor and master's degrees from UM Frost.

  22. Score Magazine 2012 Published by UM Frost School of Music

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    May 23, 2012 – The 2012 edition of Score magazine was published this month by UM Frost School of Music and distributed to all active music alumni, donors, new grads, students, faculty and others.

  23. Pharrell Williams Records with Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    May 15, 2012 – Multi-Grammy Award winning music producer, singer, rapper and composer Pharrell Williams records new work for orchestra entitled 'i am Other' with Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

  24. Frost School of Music Names Oustanding Seniors for Class of 2012

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    May 11, 2012 – The Frost School of Music names undergraduate music students as the 2012 Frost School of Music Outstanding Seniors for their academic and artistic excellence.

  25. University of Miami Commencement Ceremonies

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    May 10, 2012 – The Frost School of Music congratulates the Class of 2012 as they commence from university life to their professional careers.

  26. Chaplin’s ‘The Gold Rush’ to Screen with Live Music by UM Frost Students

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    April 19, 2012 – New original score for Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' conducted and performed by students from Frost School of Music tonight at 7 p.m. in Bill Cosford Cinema. $9/$7 general admission. Free for UM students.

  27. Frost Composition Student Premieres New Work with Musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra

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    April 15, 2012 – Musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra premiered a new chamber work, Of Flurries and Clarion, composed by Peter Learn, a doctoral candidate at the Frost School of Music.

  28. Frank Cooper Presents Spring Lecture Series ‘A Mighty Five’

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    April 11, 2012 – Research Professor of Musicology Frank Cooper presents a special non-credit course this spring entitled "A Mighty Five" focusing on the music, lives and ideas of Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

  29. Frost Opera Theater Presents ‘The Marriage’ of Figaro April 19 to 22

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    March 26, 2012 – Mozart’s glorious music takes center stage in this timeless satirical masterpiece which pits master against servant and wife against husband. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 seniors, Free for UM faculty, staff, students with valid ID

  30. University of Miami Frost School of Music Launches Momentum2 Campaign

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    March 11, 2012 – The Frost School of Music’s goal for Momentum2 is to raise $40 million to construct new music buildings, as well as dramatically increase music scholarships, faculty endowments, and programmatic support, including outreach and mentoring programs.

  31. Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and Cleveland Orchestra Musicians Coach at Frost School of Music

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    March 08, 2012 – Giancarlo Guerrero, principal guest conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami, coaches conducting students as well as ensembles at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

  32. Arturo Sandoval Donates to the Young Musicians’ Camp at UM Frost School of Music

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    February 27, 2012 – Star trumpeter/pianist/composer founds the Arturo Sandoval/Audio-Technica Scholarship for the Young Musicians’ Camp in honor of Audio-Technica’s 50th anniversary

  33. UM Launches Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami

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    February 17, 2012 – Institution hopes to raise $1.6 billion by the year 2016; $906 million already raised, as campaign gets under way with $100 million lead gift from Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

  34. The University of Miami on Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

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    January 12, 2012 – University of Miami UMiamiMobile App now available for download on i-Phone and more!

  35. ‘An Evening with Dave Grusin’ Receives a Grammy Nomination

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    December 02, 2011 – Program backed by UM Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra receives Grammy Award nomination for Best Surround Sound Album.

  36. Frost School of Music Presents Winter Wonderful - A Benefit Event for Music Scholarships

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    November 30, 2011 – The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music will present its holiday gala dinner, Winter Wonderful, on Sunday, December 4, 2011 beginning 6:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. Proceeds benefit music scholarships.

  37. Shannon K. De L’Etoile Receives 2011 Phillip Frost Outstanding Teacher Award

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    November 18, 2011 – Associate professor and Music Therapy program director for the University of Miami Frost School of Music Shannon K. de L’Etoile was awarded the 2011 Phillip Frost Outstanding Teacher Award at the September faculty meeting.

  38. Shelly Berg Performs at Three All-Gershwin Concerts, and Country Music Association’s Award Show

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    November 10, 2011 – Shelly Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music, performed this fall as a guest artist at four major music events including as piano soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

  39. Ginny Mancini Receives 2011 Legacy Award from UM Frost School of Music

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    November 04, 2011 – Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ginny Mancini enjoyed a flourishing singing career, performing with Mel Torme, the Mel-Tones and the Tex Beneke Orchestra before marrying composer/conductor Henry Mancini.

  40. William F. Lee III: Former Music School Dean Introduced Innovative Programs at UM

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    October 26, 2011 – An accomplished jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator, William Franklin Lee III introduced innovative programs at UM and attracted scores of students who went on to stardom in the industry.

  41. Douglas J. Cuomo Named UM Frost Distinguished Alumnus for 2011

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    October 21, 2011 – Highly acclaimed composer and 2011 UM Frost Distinguished Alumnus Douglas J. Cuomo is known for his original concert and theatrical works.

  42. Composer and Frost School of Music Professor Thomas Sleeper Premieres New Composition “Parallax”

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    October 04, 2011 – Thomas Sleeper, Director of Orchestral Studies and Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra, premiered "Parallax," a new work for euphonium and wind ensemble.

  43. 2011 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitor Gunther Schuller to Lecture at Frost School of Music

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    September 23, 2011 – Music Legend Gunther Schuller Lectures as 2011 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitor at Frost School of Music on September 30, 2011.

  44. UM Frost School Announces 2011-2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series

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    September 17, 2011 – 2011-2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series features free lectures by Gunther Schuller, Benny Golson, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Craig Corothers and Joseph Silverstein.

  45. UM Ranked No. 38 in U.S. News “Best Colleges”

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    September 13, 2011 – In the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue, released today, the University of Miami has risen to number 38 – up from 47 last year, a nine point rise.

  46. Festival Miami Continues Its Musical Journey with Exciting Live Music Concerts

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    September 08, 2011 – Festival Miami 2011 features a diverse line up of live music concerts and masterclasses.

  47. Frost Professor Frank Cooper Presents The Gilded Era: Music and Arts in Europe and America 1890-1914

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    September 08, 2011 – Professor Frank Cooper Offers Lecture Series, "The Gilded Era" exploring Music & Arts in Europe & America 1890-1914.

  48. New Research by Frost Professor Analyzes Demographic Profile of High School Music Ensemble Students

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    September 08, 2011 – Music professor Carlos R. Abril has recently co-published findings of a research study entitled "High School Music Ensemble Students in the United States: A Demographic Profile."

  49. Stamps String Quartet in Residency with Juilliard String Quartet

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    May 16, 2011 – The freshman Stamps String Quartet from the University of Miami Frost School of Music in residency with the Juilliard String Quartet May 16 - 20, 2011

  50. Frost School Winners from Downbeat Magazine’s 34th Annual Student Music Awards

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    April 27, 2011 – The Frost School of Music Congratulates its 34th Annual Downbeat Awards Winners

  51. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra featured in “Sounding Off for a Cure”

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    April 15, 2011 – Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra was featured in "Sounding Off for a Cure" sponsored by Voices Against Brain Cancer

  52. An Evening with Dave Grusin airs on WPBT2

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    April 12, 2011An Evening with Dave Grusin premieres Thursday, May 12, 8pm on WPBT2

  53. Frost School of Music students organize “Japan Relief” benefit concert

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    April 04, 2011 – Frost School of Music students, Corey Klein & Phoebe Lai, organize "Japan Relief"

  54. Cleveland Orchestra Clinicians Share Musical Insights with Frost School of Music Students

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    March 15, 2011 – The University of Miami Frost School of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra have teamed up again this year during the Orchestra’s seasonal residency in Miami.

  55. Terence Blanchard Named Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at UM Frost School of Music

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    March 07, 2011 – Five time Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard was named Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute, a prestigious cross-genre program at the Frost School of Music.

  56. Frost Opera Theater Presents Benjamin Britten’s Comic Opera “Albert Herring”

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    February 24, 2011 – Albert Herring March 3, 4, 5, and 6 at UM Gusman Concert Hall

  57. UM Frost School of Music Presents at Texas Music Educators Association

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    February 24, 2011 – UM Frost School of Music Presents at Texas Music Educators Association

  58. HMI alumna Esperanza Spalding (‘01) Wins ‘Best New Artist’ Grammy

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    February 21, 2011 – Henry Mancini Institute alumna Esperanza Spalding wins Grammy award for Best New Artist.

  59. Mark O’Connor is Artist-in-Residence at UM Frost School of Music

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    January 29, 2011 – Award-winning composer and violinist Mark O'Connor continues his artist-in-residence with four different weeks scheduled in Spring 2011 at UM Frost School of Music.

  60. UM Frost School of Music presents a String Quartet Celebration

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    January 28, 2011 – Exceptional Frost student string quartets ranging from freshman to graduate performing artists will perform selected movements from works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Smetana, Shostakovitch, Rubenstein, Kreisler and more on January 28, 2011.

  61. The Frost Concert Jazz Band Performs at JEN Conference in New Orleans

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    January 10, 2011 – The Frost Concert Jazz Band Performs at JEN Conference in New Orleans.

  62. Frost School announces Spring 2010 Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series

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    December 10, 2010 – Grammy winning composer Libby Larsen and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin will be featured in January and March 2011 as Stamps Distinguished Visitors at UM Frost School of Music

  63. Zoe Zenodi (DMA ‘10) to participate in conducting master class with Daniel Harding in Sweden

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    December 03, 2010 – Pianist / orchestral conductor Zoe Zenodi (DMA 2010, Frost School of Music), was accepted out of an international field to participate in conductor Daniel…

  64. Dr. Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer, Attends Rehearsal with the Frost Wind Ensemble

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    November 18, 2010 – Dr. Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer, Attends Rehearsal with the Frost Wind Ensemble on November 18, 2010

  65. UM Frost School of Music Presents ‘LANZA!’

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    October 25, 2010 – UM Frost School of Music students create musical from scratch, along with producer Phil Ramone

  66. Reserve Now for Winter Wonderful Frost School of Music Holiday Dinner

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    October 24, 2010 – Frost School of Music will present Winter Wonderful, a holiday gala sparkling with treasured music and new memories, December 5, 2010.

  67. Festival Miami 2010 Celebrates Its 27th Season with Spectacular Musical Experiences

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    October 05, 2010 – Festival Miami 2010 will present 20 outstanding concerts featuring notable guests artists from October 8, 2010 through October 30, 2010

  68. Luciano Magnanini Receives 2010 Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship

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    September 27, 2010 – Professor Luciano Magnanini (bassoon) was awarded the 2010 Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship at a special ceremony at the Frost School of Music on August 18, 2010.

  69. Frost School of Music Flute Studio to Perform ‘Angels and Devils’

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    September 06, 2010 – Flute professor Trudy Kane to present an ambitious solo flute recital, capped with a rarely performed work for flute orchestra featuring Kane and students from the Frost Flute Studio.

  70. New Recordings by Professor Thomas Sleeper

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    July 05, 2010 – Thomas Sleeper, composer, conductor, professor, and program director for orchestral activities at the Frost School of Music releases new CD.

  71. Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Comedian Robert Klein on HBO Television Special

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    June 12, 2010 – Comedian Robert Klein and HBO join forces with the dynamic Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra for comedy show, "Unfair and Unbalanced."

  72. Cleveland Orchestra Audition Workshop at UM Frost School of Music

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    March 23, 2010 – Cleveland Orchestra musicians Jeffrey Rathbun, Shachar Israel, and Saeran St. Christopher conducted mock auditions at the Frost School of Music.

  73. Frost Wind Ensemble Releases ‘Reflections’ on Naxos Wind Band Classics Series

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    May 18, 2009 – University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble releases new CD "Reflections" on the Naxos label.

  74. Unique Gift Creates Stamps Family Foundation Scholarship Fund at the Frost School of Music

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    May 04, 2009 – A unique gift from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation will significantly enhance the undergraduate program at the Frost School of Music.

Instrumental Performance