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The Frost School of Music proudly presents FROST SESSIONS: A PODCAST ABOUT MUSIC. Hosted by Frost faculty and alumni artists, along with innovative students, the audio/visual podcast will feature conversations with top music professionals who share their experiences, discuss what's happening in music, and offer insight on a variety of topics, ranging from performing and composing to technology and business to innovation and current events. New episodes come out bi-weekly.

Episode Two

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  • October 20, 2020 at Noon – Data Lords with Maria Schneider and Michael Dudley

    Our second episode features the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Insititute Artistic Director, multi-GRAMMY®-winner in the classical and jazz genres, and legendary composer and band leader Maria Schneider. Michael Dudley, current DMA student at the Frost Studio Music & Jazz department, has worked closely with Schneider in HMI. “Not only is he a wonderful player,” states Maria; “I’ve also enjoyed experiencing his great gifts as a writer and thought he’d be a fun interviewer— and I was right!” Explore the pioneering marketing of her albums which took the music industry by storm, beating the formidable competition for each of her GRAMMY® Awards.” They delve into the process surrounding her latest double-album release “Data Lords,” which NPR’s Nate Chinen calls, “the most daring work of Schneider's career, which sets the bar imposingly high.” Listen in on a conversation about jazz, composition, inspiration, HAM radios, and birds.

     

Past Episodes

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  • Episode One: Bebop Fairytales with Mark Ruffin & Dean Shelly Berg

    Premiered on October 6, 2020.

    Our premiere podcast features our very own Dean Shelly Berg, who is a Steinway piano artist and multi-Grammy nominated arranger and producer, along with Emmy Award-winning, GRAMMY® nominated host of Sirius XM’s “Real Jazz” Mark Ruffin. Together they dive into the history of Jazz, as Ruffin celebrates his 40th anniversary in broadcasting and the release of his first book Bebop Fairytales: A Historical Trilogy of Jazz, Intolerance, and Baseball

Future Episodes

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    • Jon Secada: Frost alumnus, two-time GRAMMY® winner, and international superstar who has sold over 15 million albums worldwide
    • John Daversa: Three-time GRAMMY® winner and Frost School Department Chair of Studio Music & Jazz, along with…Jorge Mejia: Frost School alumnusGRAMMY® nominee and president/CEO Sony ATV Latin America and U.S. Latin
    • Gerard Schwarz: World-renowned Emmy award-winning conductor, Frost Professor of Music, Conducting and Orchestral Studies
    • Dafnis Prieto: Innovative drummer and composer from Cuba, 2011 MacArthur Fellow, GRAMMY® winner, multi Latin GRAMMY nominee, and Frost Faculty member
    • Kim Josephson: Internationally renowned opera baritone and new member of the Frost faculty, along with…
      • Dr. Frank Wayne Ragsdale, Frost School Department Chair and Program Director of the Department of Vocal Performance and Associate Professor of Voice
    • and many more to come! 

Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the Frost School of Music or the University of Miami.