Frost School of Music Names Outstanding Students for Class of 2014

May 09, 2014 — Coral Gables, FL — The faculty and executive committee of the Frost School of Music named 12 undergraduate music students as the 2014 Frost School of Music Outstanding Seniors and two Outstanding Graduate Students for their academic and artistic excellence. Each student was chosen as an overall Outstanding Student in their respective program area after a confidential nomination and vetting process by Frost faculty. In addition, senior Gene Knific was named Phillip and Patricia Frost Outstanding Student of 2014. Students received their awards during a private luncheon at the home of Dean Shelton G. Berg, co-hosted by Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Steven Moore. They were also honored at the University of Miami Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Frost School of Music Outstanding Seniors:

Samir Ahmed
Commercial Music and Production

Katherine Bessemer
Music Business and Entertainment Industries

Neil Carson
Studio Music and Jazz/Instrumental

Daniel Choi

Carolyn Furniss
Studio Music and Jazz/Vocal

Gene Knific
Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music Outstanding Student of 2014

Connor McCullough
Music Engineering Technology

Laurah Merisier
Music Education

Thomas Ness
Bachelor of Arts in Music

Marissa Simmons
Vocal Performance

Christopher Young
Instrumental Performance

Kayla Zuckerman
Music Therapy

Outstanding Doctoral Student:
Cecilia Huerta
D.M.A., Instrumental Performance, Cello

Outstanding Masters Student:
Andrew Ayers
M.S., Music Engineering Technology

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