Welcome Students and Colleagues of the Henry Mancini Institute,

I am honored to be the artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

I look forward to interacting with all of you through our upcoming performances.  I will be an active colleague—conducting trumpet master classes, film scoring workshops, as well as jazz composition and jazz performance master classes.  I also plan to host a series of informal salons that I hope will serve as a catalyst for conversations about jazz, film, opera, theater, visual arts, and other art forms in the community.

As we perform the music of iconic film composers, work with wide-ranging guest artists, explore new multi-media formats and have many new multi-cultural exchanges, we will enjoy a fascinating musical journey together that will surely enrich us all.

Warm regards,

Terence Blanchard
Artistic Director
Henry Mancini Institute