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  1. Ronald Bishop

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    Ronald Bishop was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2006-2007 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his many contributions to the world of music. He has been Principal Tuba in the Cleveland Orchestra since 1967. He teaches tuba at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is a member of the Severance Brass Quintet, Cleveland Low Brass Ensemble, and the Cleveland Symphonic Winds. He has been a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra on numerous occasions, and has made many other appearances as clinician, soloist, and recitalist. Bishop is a former member of the American Wind Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

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  2. Jimmy Buffett

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    Jimmy Buffett was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2009-2010 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his musical accomplishments in the popular culture genre. Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as Margaritaville, Come Monday and Cheeseburger in Paradise. He has recorded more than 40 albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold–out…

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  3. Gary Burton

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    An Indiana native, Gary Burton was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2009-2010 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his impressive career in music. He made his recording debut at age 17 in Nashville, Tennessee with guitarist Hank Garland and Chet Atkins. Two years later, he began playing with George Shearing and subsequently, with Stan Getz. Burton’s first quartet, a progenitor of the jazz-fusion phenomenon, enjoyed popularity with both jazz and rock…

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  4. Craig Carothers

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    Craig Carothers was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2011-2012 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his acclaimed singing and songwriting. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he now makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee. His “Little Hercules” was recorded by Trisha Yearwood on her gold album Everybody Knows. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Sons of the Desert, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, Steve Seskin, Berkley Hart, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Carothers also wrote several songs for the soundtrack of the 2005 movie The Californians, including the title track.

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  5. John Corigliano

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    John Corigliano was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2008-2009 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of today’s finest and most widely recognized American composers. Corigliano came to prominence in 1964 when his Sonata for Violin and Piano  (1963) became the first and only winner in Italy’s Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds’ chamber music competition. Support from Meet the Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim…

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  6. Douglas J. Cuomo

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    Douglas J. Cuomo was invited to be a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2012-2013 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music because of his major accomplishments as a composer in varied media.

    He has written extensively for concert and theatrical stages, television and film. His expressive musical language is a natural outgrowth of his eclectic background and training. While in his teens, Cuomo became a professional guitarist, alternating years of college with years on…

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  7. Anthony Davis

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    Anthony Davis was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2008-2009 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as an internationally known composer of operatic, symphonic, choral, and chamber works, as well as a pianist and as the leader of the ensemble Episteme. His best known opera, X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, played to sold-out houses at its 1986 New York City Opera premiere and was the first of a new American genre: opera on a contemporary political…

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  8. Lamont Dozier

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    Lamont Dozier was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2010-2011 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his passion of the musical theater and recording industries. As a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland, is responsible for writing and producing over 54 #1 hits for The Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and a host of others, giving them credit for being the architects of the Motown sound. As a result, he has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…

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  9. Adam Epstein

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    Adam Epstein was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2004-2005 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his talent in musical theatre. At the young age of 28, Epstein won the 2003 Tony Award for the smash hit musical Hairspray.  In addition, Hairspray was named Best Musical of 2003 by the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League, and the New York Drama Critics Circle. Hairspray also won seven Tonys, including awards for…

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  10. Leon Fleisher

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    At 83 years young, 2012 Stamps Distinguished Visitor Leon Fleisher continues to thrive as a conductor and pianist. The youngest-ever student of Artur Schnabel, Fleisher debuted with the New York Philharmonic in 1944. In 1952, he became the first American to win the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium competition, establishing him as one of the world's premier classical pianists. At age 36, a neurological affliction left two fingers on Flesher's right hand immobile. He began focusing on repertoire for the left hand only, forging new ground as a soloist, conductor and teacher. Experimental treatments finally restored the mobility in Fleisher's hand, and in 2004, he won enormous acclaim for his recording, Two Hands. Among other honors and awards, Flesher received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007 for his contributions to U.S. Culture.

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  11. Philip Glass

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    Born in Baltimore, Philip Glass was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2007-2008 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his tremendous accomplishments as an award winning composer.

    Glass is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. In the early 1960s, Glass spent two years of intensive study in Paris, while earning money by transcribing Ravi Shankar’s Indian music into Western notation. Upon his return to New York, he applied…

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  12. Benny Golson

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    Multi-talented tenor saxophonist, composer, and NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2011-2012 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his prodigious contributions to the world of jazz. From his early years with Dizzy Gillespie’s band and Art Blakey’s 60-year run as solo performer and TV film composer, Golson has had a multifaceted career. Jazz aficionados love Golson’s original compositions “Blues March,” “I Remember Clifford,” “Killer Joe,” and “Stablemates,” while TV and film fans know his music from M*A*S*H, Mission Impossible, and The Cosby Show.

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  13. Corky Hale

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    Pianist, harpist and vocalist Corky Hale was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2009-2010 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for her many contributions to the music industry. She was only seven when she was featured performer in a Florida hotel’s house band. She grew up to accompany such artists as Billie Holiday and Mel Tormé on the piano; Liberace, Tony Bennett, Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole on the harp; and sing with the bands of Harry…

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  14. Marvin Hamlisch

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    Marvin Hamlisch was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2005-2006 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as an artist with great versatility as well as substance. He has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards. His groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, received the Pulitzer Prize. He is the composer of more than 40 motion picture scores, including his Oscar-winning score and…

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  15. Sidney Harman

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    Sidney Harman was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the first season, 2003-2004. Philanthropist, triumphant entrepreneur, government servant and steward of journalism, Sidney Harman, built Harman International Industries, Inc., a branded-audio and infotainment company. Harman played the key role in his company until formally retiring at age 88 in 2006. A few years later at the age of 91 Harman bought Newsweek magazine from the Washington Post Company.

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  16. Jerry Herman

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    Jerry Herman was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2005-2006 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his incredible contributions to Broadway and Motion Pictures as both a composer and lyricist. There is never an evening when, somewhere in the world, the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman are not being sung by a lady in a red headdress, or a lady with a bugle, or a middle-aged man in a wig and a boa. Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage are home to…

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  17. Adolph “Bud” Herseth

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    Bud Herseth was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the first season, 2003-2004. Today he is recognized as one of the world’s greatest symphonic trumpeters. He played principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 53 years. Although Herseth has made relatively few recordings as a soloist, he has appeared on almost all of the several hundred of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s from the latter half of the twentieth century. Among his more distinguished solo recordings is the Haydn Trumpet Concerto on DG, led by Claudio Abbado. Herseth also performed and recorded with the Chicago Symphony Brass Ensemble.

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  18. Donald A. Hodges

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    Donald A. Hodges was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2005-2006 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his great contributions to music education. He is Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and director of the Music Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas (B.M.E.) and the University of Texas (M.M. and Ph.D.). Hodges is contributing editor of the Handbook of Music Psychology and the accompanying Multimedia Companion, and has published extensively in music education and music psychology. Formerly on the editorial boards of Music Educators Journal and Update:Applications of Research in Music Education, he has served on committees for the International Society for Music Medicine and the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. He has also served as Chair of the Music Perception and Cognition Special Research Interest Group (Music Educators National Conference).

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  19. Lorin Hollander

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    Lorin Hollander was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the first season, 2003-2004. Hollander is a world-renowned concert pianist with a continuously acclaimed 50-year international career that began with a Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 11. He has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances: orchestral, recital, lecture/recital, chamber music - as well as symphony and choral conductor. He has collaborated with many leading conductors, including, Bernstein, Haitink, Leinsdorf, Levine, Mehta, Monteux, Ormandy, Ozawa, Previn, Slatkin, Szell and Tilson Thomas.

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  20. Marilyn Horne

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    Marilyn Horne was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2004-2005 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of the world’s most popular operatic performers. She received numerous accolades and honors in the arts as well as academia. A mezzo-soprano, Horne has sung at the Reagan, Bush and Clinton White Houses and at President Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. Horne celebrated 26 years as the leading lady at the Metropolitan Opera and in 1999, was honored for…

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  21. Bruce Hornsby

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    Bruce Hornsby was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2006-2007 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his impressive accomplishments as a thought-provoking composer and lyricist, and as beloved University of Miami Frost School of Music alumnus. Since the release of his first album in April 1986, Grammy Award winner and Frost School of Music alumnus Bruce Hornsby has created a musical life that has expanded far and wide to include a broad stylistic range of activities. An 11-time Grammy nominee with three Grammy Awards to his credit, Hornsby is known in the music industry as a collaborator. He has been sought after by a veritable "who’s who" in the music business and has played on over 100 records through the years, including albums by Bob Dylan, Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Crosby Stills and Nash, Stevie Nicks, Cowboy Junkies, Squeeze,Liquid Jesus, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Béla Fleck, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Scruggs, Willie Nelson, and end-title songs for two Spike Lee movies, Clockers, and Bamboozled.

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  22. Charles Koppelman

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    Producer Charles Koppelman was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2008-2009 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his career in writing, consulting, producing, and directing documentary and feature films. A California native, he also writes for screen, stage, and publication. In addition to producing Revolution of Forms, he is co-writing the libretto and directing a feature-length documentary about the making of the opera. Koppelman recently co-wrote…

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  23. Libby Larsen

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    Libby Larsen was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2010-2011 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of America’s most performed living composers. She has created a catalogue of more than 400 works spanning virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and 12 operas. A Grammy Award winner who is constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists, ensembles, and orchestras around the world,…

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  24. Charles Lazarus

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    Trumpeter and composer Charles Lazarus was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2012-2013 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his eclectic music career. He is known for his distinctive blend of lounge/exotica and funk-fired jazz. Lazarus made his stage Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra at the age of 19 while still a student at The Juilliard School in New York. Since that time, he has performed with notable groups such as the New York Trumpet Ensemble, The New York Big Brass, The London Brass, and the Montréal Symphony. He has been a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Les Violins du Roy, and the Bach Society, among others. He has been a member of the Dallas Brass, Meridian Arts Ensemble and Canadian Brass, and is currently a member of the Minnesota Orchestra.

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  25. Daniel Levitin

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    Daniel Levitin was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2010-2011 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his many contributions to neurological music therapy research. Levitin earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oregon, researching complex auditory patterns and pattern processing in expert and non-expert populations. He completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University Medical School in neuroimaging and at UC Berkeley in cognitive psychology. He has consulted on audio sound source separation for the U.S. Navy, and on audio quality for several record labels and rock bands, including the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan, He also served as one of the “Golden Ears” expert listeners in the original Dolby AC3 compression tests.

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  26. Ramsey Lewis

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    Pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2007-2008 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his performance style and musical selections that display his early gospel roots and classical training. A native Chicagoan, Lewis began taking piano lessons at age four. Ramsey Lewis captivated fans with his first album, “Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing,” by the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1956. By 1965, he was one of the…

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  27. Andrew Lippa

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    Andrew Lippa was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the first season, 2003-2004. He wrote the Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family and the music for the Broadway production of The Farnsworth Invention directed by Des McAnuff. In 1999 he contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Lippa’s awards include a Tony and Grammy nomination, sharing in an Emmy for the Nickelodeon TV series The Wonder Pets, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’s Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award, The Drama Desk and The Outer Critics Circle.

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  28. Joe Lovano

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    Joe Lovano was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2004-2005 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his great contributions to the jazz world.

    was taught to play alto sax as a child by his father, Tony “Big T” Lovano, a respected Cleveland, Ohio saxophonist. In his youth, he was frequently exposed to jazz artists traveling through town such as Sonny Stitt, James Moody, and Dizzy Gillespie. Although steeped in bebop, Lovano developed an interest…

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  29. Steve Miller

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    Steve Miller was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2012-2013 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his tremendous contribution to the music profession.

    Miller’s trademark blues-rock sound makes him one of rock music’s all-time greats. The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years.

    Born in Milwaukee, Steve Miller had excellent teachers: Les Paul taught the young boy a few chords,…

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  30. Jason Moran

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    2010 MacArthur Foundation recipient Jason Moran was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2012-2013 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as a risk-taking pianist and innovator of new directions for jazz. He was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2012-2013 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his immense contributions to the music industry. His awards include Jazz Artist, Jazz Album & Pianist of the Year in the 59th…

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  31. Donald Pippin

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    Donald Pippin was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2004-2005 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of Broadway’s most honored conductors.

    Pippin has served for 14 years as musical director of New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. He is the recipient of a Tony Award for Oliver, an Emmy for Broadway Sings Jule Styne, the Drama Desk Award for “consistently outstanding direction and commitment to the theatre” and a gold record…

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  32. Dafnis Prieto

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    Cuban native Dafnis Prieto was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2008-2009 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as a star drummer. He has been called “the most impressive young drummer to come on the jazz scene during the past decade” (All About Jazz). Legendary Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri calls Prieto “extraordinary… an extremely talented jazz drummer.”

    Prieto’s revolutionary drumming techniques have had a powerful impact on…

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  33. Phil Ramone

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    Phil Ramone was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2008-2009 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of the recording industry’s most respected, creative, and prolific music producers. With 33 Grammy nominations, 14 Grammy Awards (including a Technical Grammy for his lifetime of innovative contributions to the recording industry), an Emmy, and numerous honors and accolades, Ramone’s musical acumen and his use of audio technology are unmatched among…

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  34. Joshua Redman

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    Joshua Redman was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2008-2009 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for continually breaking new ground in jazz with creative and innovative performances. Redman has performed and recorded with notable jazz artists Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, and Brian Blade, among many others.

    Come hear this fantastic performance by the man who has been hailed by critics as “the most perfect tenor saxophonist…

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  35. Steve Reich

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    Steve Reich was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2006-2007 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of the great musical thinkers of our time. He was recently called "…America’s greatest living composer" (The Village VOICE), "...the most original musical thinker of our time" (The New Yorker), and "...among the great composers of the century" (The New York Times). From his early taped speech pieces, It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966), to his and video artist Beryl Korot’s digital video opera, Three Tales (2002), Reich's path has embraced not only aspects of Western Classical music but also the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz. "There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them," states The Guardian (London).

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  36. Helmuth Rilling

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    Helmuth Rilling was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2007-2008 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as a conductor, a pedagogue, and an ambassador for the music of J. S. Bach worldwide. Rilling has been intensely involved with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach since he founded the Bach Collegium Stuttgart in 1965. As the choir’s regular orchestral partner, Rilling felt a strong connection to Bach’s works. Since establishing the Internationale Bachakademie…

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  37. Gunther Schuller

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    Gunther Schuller was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2011-2012 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of America’s most distinguished musical icons. Schuller is a winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur Foundation “genius” award as well as two Guggenheim fellowships, the Darius Milhaud Award, and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Award. He has composed more than 160 original works, with commissions by the Baltimore Symphony, Boston Symphony,…

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  38. Martha “Marti” Sharron

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    Marti Sharron was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2004-2005 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for her ability to combine gorgeous melodies with a willingness to open her soul lyrically. A ’72 graduate of the University of Miami, Sharron studied mass communications while teaching herself to play the piano.

    Sharron was one of the first songwriter/record producers formally signed to DreamWorks Music. Collectively, her songs have sold over 100 million…

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  39. Russell Sherman

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    Russell Sherman was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2005-2006 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as a masterful pianist and a virtuoso and interpreter of remarkable intelligence. He has performed with the country’s leading orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, and in prestigious keyboard series from coast to coast. He has traveled abroad, displaying his artistry in the major cities…

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  40. Joseph Silverstein

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    Renowned violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2011-2012 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his long and impressive career in music. He became concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1962, a position he held for 22 years. He served as assistant conductor of the BSO in 1971 and music director from 1983 to 1998 of the Utah Symphony, which named him conductor laureate in the 1998-1999 season. He also served as principal guest conductor of Seattle’s Northwest Chamber orchestra and has been artistic adviser for many orchestras, including Hartford, Kansas City, Baltimore, Toledo, Winnipeg, Oakland, and Louisville.

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  41. Leon Spierer

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    Leon Spierer was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the first season, 2003-2004. He served for 30 years as first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and was the first concertmaster of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra from 1958 to 1963. Spierer was awarded the Prize of German Music Critics for “versatility in the interpretation of different musical styles” in 1969.

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  42. Janos Starker

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    With his peerless technical mastery and intensely expressive playing, cellist Janos Starker was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2006-2007 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as one of the world’s supreme musicians. During his extraordinary career, he has appeared as recitalist and soloist with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and has become one of the most sought after virtuosi and teachers of our time. After almost five decades of appearing on concert stages worldwide, Starker now focuses his efforts on teaching. A Distinguished Professor at the Indiana University School of Music and a member of its faculty for nearly 50 years, his master classes have attracted string players from around the world. Starker was the first recipient of Indiana University’s Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, awarded for distinction both as a teacher and as a performing artist.

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  43. Mike Stoller

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    If Elvis Presley was the king of Rock and Roll, then songwriter Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller were certainly two of the powers behind that throne. Elvis hits like Hound Dog, Loving You, and Jailhouse Rock, and the Coasters’ hits Searchin’, Young Blood, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, and Poison Ivy, were all written by Leiber and Stoller. Stoller was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2009-2010 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music…

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  44. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning and multi-Grammy-nominated composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich was chosen as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2011-2012 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for her invaluable contributions to the world of music. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and a member of both the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of the Arts and Letters. She also was named to the first Composer’s Chair in the history of Carnegie…

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  45. Michael Thaut

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    Michael Thaut was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2006-2007 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as a key researcher on brain function in music. He received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in music from Michigan State University. Also a graduate of the Mozarteum Music Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria, he is currently a professor of music and of neuroscience at Colorado State University, where he has served as co-director of the School of the Arts and Chairman of the Department of Music, Theater, and Dance since 2001. He has also directed the Center for Biomedical Research in Music for ten years. Thaut has been a Visiting Professor at the Mozarteum Music Conservatory, University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, and Duesseldorf University Medical School and was recently appointed as visiting professor at Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences in the Department of Music Therapy.

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  46. The Ying Quartet

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    The Ying Quartet was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2009-2010 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for their diversity of concert programming and their ability to entertain the masses. They preform regularly in many of the world’s most prominent concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. In residence at the Eastman School of Music, the group came to professional prominence in the 1990s when the National Endowment for the Arts funded…

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  47. Peter Webster

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    Peter Webster was invited as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2012-2013 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

    Webster is the John Beattie Professor of Music Education and Technology at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Webster holds degrees in music education from the University of Southern Maine and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

    He has published more than 75 articles and book chapters…

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  48. Matt Wilson

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    Matt Wilson was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2010-2011 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for his tremendous contributions to moving jazz forward and for his impact on the music profession. Born in the prairie town of Knoxville, Illinois, Wilson became interested in playing the drums in the third grade after seeing Buddy Rich on the Lucy Show. He was judging a local drum contest featuring drummer Ricky Jr. Inspired, Wilson purchased some Ludwig…

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