Alumni

Frost School of Music boasts some of the best and brightest alums in the industry. Frost graduates are changing the landscape in classical, jazz, contemporary, opera, musical theatre, as well as music business, therapy, production and engineering.
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Featured Alumni

  • Martin Camacho Zavaleta, D.M.A. '06
    Martin Camacho Zavaleta

    Martin Camacho Zavaleta, D.M.A. ‘06 has been appointed Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences of the Community College of Rhode Island, the largest community college in New England, and will begin serving in the Fall of 2010.

  • Scott Routenberg, D.M.A. '08, M.M. '05, M.M. '03
    Scott Routenberg

    Dr. Scott Routenberg, M.M. '03, M.M. '05, D.M.A. '08, enjoys a versatile and prolific career as an award-winning composer, arranger, jazz pianist and orchestrator. For over a decade, Routenberg's "groundbreaking" and genre-bending music has garnered widespread critical acclaim.

  • Nicholas D’Angiolillo, B.M. '08
    Nicholas D’Angiolillo

    Nicholas D’Angiolillo, B.M. ‘08, received his bachelor’s of music degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he was awarded a Stamps Endowed Music Scholarship.

  • Michael Piolet, B.M. '13
    Michael Piolet

    Michael Piolet, drums, majored in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he was a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the inaugural Stamps Jazz Quintet, Class of 2013.

  • Esperanza Spalding, HMI '01
    Esperanza Spalding

    Esperanza Spalding, alumna of the Henry Mancini Institute, received a Grammy award in the Best New Artist category at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011.

  • Nick Hetko, B.S. '13
    Nick Hetko

    Nick Hetko, piano, majored in Music Engineering Technology at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he was a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet, Class of 2013.

  • Beau Silver, B.M. '07
    Beau Silver

    Beau Silver, B.M. ‘07, has been working as a software engineer for Avid, a company known for award-winning video and audio production solutions, for more than four years.

  • Sylvia Constantinidis, M.M. '93, M.M. '08
    Sylvia Constantinidis

    Sylvia Constantinidis, M.M. ‘93 and ‘08, is artistic director at Omorfia Contemporary Music Ensemble and Secco Southeast Contemporary Chamber Orchestra. She is a pianist, conductor, writer, music educator and composer.

  • Bruce Hornsby, B.M. '77
    Bruce Hornsby

    Bruce Hornsby, B.M. ’77, University of Miami Frost School of Music 1989 Distinguished Alumnus, is a thirteen-time Grammy Award nominee and three-time winner. He has sold over 11 million records worldwide.

  • Carolyn Dachinger, M.M. '11
    Carolyn Dachinger

    Carolyn Dachinger, M.M. ‘11, is a board certified music therapist with experience working with a variety of populations, including adults with mental illness and substance use disorders, children and adults with developmental and/or neurological disorders.

  • Raquel Montalvo, M.M. '82, Ph.D. '91
    Raquel Montalvo

    Raquel M. Montalvo earned a Master of Music in Music Education with a vocal choral emphasis in 1982, and a Ph.D. in Music Education with a vocal choral emphasis in 1991. She has been teaching at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico for 30 years. 

  • Dominique-René de Lerma, B.M. '52
    Dominique-René de Lerma

    FROST School of Music 1995 Distinguished Alumnus Dominique-René de Lerma, B.M. ‘52 is a highly accomplished oboist, educator, American musicologist, and professor of music history who is considered the world’s foremost authority on black classical composers.

  • David Friddle, D.M.A. '06
    David Friddle

    David Friddle, D.M.A. ‘06, is an organist and conductor who has interests in choral music. His curiosity about Franz Liszt’s oratorio, Christus, eventually led to his research at the British Library and the Goethe-Schiller Archiv.

  • Joshua Henry, B.M. '06
    Joshua Henry

    Joshua Henry, B.M. ’06, earned his second Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his performance as “Flick” in his return to Broadway this spring in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Violet opposite Sutton Foster.

  • Lewis Cleale, B.M. ’89
    Lewis Cleale

    Lewis Cleale, B.M. ’89, named FROST School of Music 2002 Distinguished Alumnus, is one of the most gifted musical actors on the stage today. He majored in finance at the University of Miami until he picked up a double major in music at FROST where he was encouraged to pursue a career in singing.