Grammy Winning Vocal Group TAKE 6 Performs with UM Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute

March 23, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — The University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music announces that 10-time Grammy award-winning super vocal group TAKE 6 will perform with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at UM Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM. General admission, Adults $30, Seniors/UM Students $20. Click here to order tickets online or call 305-284-2400.

TAKE 6 sets the standard for a cappella groups of their generation. TAKE 6’s swinging, harmony-rich gospel sound is globally recognized. They are working on a brand new project with arrangers from the UM Frost School of Music, and will perform a sneak preview of several new arrangements at this concert. Henry Mancini Institute Artistic Director Terence Blanchard will host the concert and Artistic Coordinator Scott Flavin will conduct the full cross-genre orchestra.

Other concert highlights will feature many of the vocal group’s all-time a cappella favorites, as well as arrangements by award-winning saxophonist, arranger, composer, and conductor Gordon Goodwin. In addition, graduate students from the Frost School’s Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Industries program are marketing the event.


About the University of Miami
The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.
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.

About the Frost School of Music
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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Take 6 will perform on April 1 at 4 p.m. with the Henry Mancini Institute at UM Gusman Concert Hall