December 11, 2010 — Coral Gables, FL — Shelton "Shelly" Berg, dean of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, will join the board of directors of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, a national network of music leaders from all parts of the music industry and music education that have joined together to share resources, networks and their passion to make music an ongoing part of the lives of children in the United States.
With the initial sponsorship of music impresario Quincy Jones, the consortium aims to identify national best practices in music education and outreach programs.
Shelly Berg became the dean of the Frost School of Music in 2007 and shortly after established a new music mentorship program called Frost MusicReach that pairs freshman music majors from the Frost School of Music with musically inclined at-risk teens from South Florida to help nurture their musical and personal development through private music lessons and life coaching for four years each. Each Frost mentor receives a scholarship, primarily funded through private donations.
Berg currently advises the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium on effective ways to build music outreach programs and has been working on the consortium's outreach committee to examine best practices with such organizations as the Harmony Project, el Sistema USA, Little Kids Rock, and more. As a new board member, Berg will interface closely with the legendary producer Quincy Jones and national music advocate Jeff Walker. Advisory board members include Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, and Verve Music Group Chairman Emeritus Tommy LiPuma.
About the Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is a world-class music institution with 100 faculty members and 700 students located on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. 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 is the exclusive home of the Henry Mancini Institute which provides students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings, 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. For more information, visit http://www.music.miami.edu.
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