World Renowned Soprano Renée Fleming to Give Benefit Master Class at the Frost School

January 21, 2010 — Maurice Gusman Concert Hall — Coral Gables — Soprano Renée Fleming comes to the University of Miami Frost School of Music to give her first master class in Florida on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2 pm in the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. Ms. Fleming will work with four talented and outstanding Frost School of Music students in this rare master class that kicks off The Frost Opera Theater Benefit Festival. Festivities continue with a Meet the Artist Reception at 4:15 pm followed by The Frost Opera Theater Benefit Concert at 7:30 pm featuring student and faculty performances. All proceeds will benefit the Department of Vocal Performance Scholarships and the Frost Opera Theater.

Benefit ticket prices are:
$250 Preferred Master Class Seating, Meet the Artist Reception, Benefit Concert
$150 Reserved Master Class Seating, Benefit Concert
$125 Master Class only
$50 Student with ID, Reserved Master Class Seating, Benefit Concert
$30 Benefit Concert only
For information and ticket reservations, please call (305) 284-4886. For further information, go to http://www.music.miami.edu.

Renée Fleming is one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time. She continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. As a musical statesman, Ms. Fleming has performed for the United States Supreme Court, HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution at the invitation of Vaclav Havel. Ms. Fleming recently received her 12th Grammy Award nomination for her latest album Verismo. In a recent review of her master class at The Juilliard School, Opera News said “Renée Fleming is among the select group of artists who qualify as true master teachers….Fleming understands that if the art form she has served so well is to survive, the next generation needs to be nourished.”

About Frost School of Music Vocal Performance

One of America’s emerging programs of excellence for educating and preparing singers, both undergraduate and graduate, UM Frost School of Music offers programs tailored to their talents and needs. The Frost Opera Theater recognizes that today’s opera world is vibrant, eclectic, and ever-changing—offering tomorrow’s opera singer multiple career choices of tradition and innovation. Frost Opera Theater performance activities reflect the broad range of programming in the twenty-first century, from Baroque opera to the most progressive works of our time.

The University of Miami Frost School of Music Department of Vocal Performance faculty includes Dr. Cayce Benton, Dr. Tony Boutte, Jo Lynn Burks, Dr. Esther Jane Hardenbergh, Alan Johnson, Lisanne Lyons, Molly Otis, Dr. Nobleza Pilar, Florence Quivar, Elaine Rinaldi Dr. Dean Southern, Ross Barentyne-Truluck, and Dr. Susan Williams.

About Frost School of Music

The Frost School of Music, one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded, 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 was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School. Building on its foundation as a Conservatory of Music, the Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology. The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music. In addition, the Frost School was the first in a major university to develop a student-run label, ‘Cane Records, and a publishing company, Category Five. The School’s innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation. The Frost School continues to lead, having recently established a new songwriting degree; the “Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program.” Also, the world-renowned Henry Mancini Institute has relocated from Los Angeles to the Frost School. http://www.music.miami.edu


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Soprano Renée Fleming to present master class on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2 pm.