The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce the appointment of 5-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist and 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider as artistic director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI Orchestra).


Studio Music & Jazz

Grammy trifecta

Trumpeter John Daversa wins three Grammy Awards for his American Dreamers album, and Dafnis Prieto takes the prize for Best Latin Jazz Album.

Frost School of Music Faculty Scores Big at 2019 GRAMMY™ Awards

John Daversa Sweeps Three Categories For American Dreamers Voice Of Hope Music And Freedom With Daca Artists; Dafnis Prieto Wins Best Latin Jazz Album For Back To The Sunset; Nominee Craig Morris Performs at Premier Ceremony; and Lansing McLoskey’s Composition of Zealot Canticles Wins Best Choral Performance for Choral Group The Crossing.


Studio Music & Jazz

We Mourn The Untimely Passing Of Jorge Casas—BM ‘84

It is with deep sorrow we learn of the passing of Frost alumnus and Grammy Award winning bassist Jorge Casas, BM ’84 in Studio Music & Jazz. All of us at the Frost School send our condolences to his family and to Gloria and Emilio Estefan on the passing of their friend, bassist and musical director.