Trudy Kane Honored with Phillip Frost Teaching Award

August 18, 2015 — Coral Gables, Fla. — Trudy Kane, associate professor of Flute in the Department of Instrumental Performance at Frost, was awarded the Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship at a faculty meeting on August 18, 2015.

A tenured professor, she joined the faculty of the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2008 after 32 seasons as principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera. She received both a BM and MM from the Juilliard School of Music. Upon graduation she freelanced and spent two years as a regular extra with the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Kane is active in the commercial recording field and can be heard on the soundtracks of many film scores (trudykane.com). She can be heard and seen on many Met videos including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Peter Grimes and three different La Bohemes. Trudy Kane has given master classes at noted universities including Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, Penn State, and University of North Texas. Her CD, In the French Style, includes works by Fauré, Frank, and Gieseking. A number of her transcriptions for Flute Quartet have been published, plus her transcription of the Fauré Sonata and cadenzas for Mozart’s Concerto in D Major. She has been privileged to work with many great conductors, including Carlos Kleiber, Karl Bőhm, Erich Leinsdorf, James Levine, Pierre Boulez, and Valery Gergiev and great singers such as Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming, and Joan Sutherland.

Kane is a highly active performer who presents numerous solo recitals annually, conducts master classes and participates on panels and conference presentations, and enjoys performing with her students and colleagues in orchestral, chamber music and flute ensemble settings.


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Dean Shelly Berg, right, congratulates Associate Professor of Flute Trudy Kane on receiving the 2015 Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.