UM Frost Music Engineering Alumnus Andrew Scheps Wins 2012 Album of Year Grammy Award

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UM Frost Music Engineering Alumnus Andrew Scheps Wins 2012 Album of Year Grammy Award

By UM News
UM Frost music engineering alum Andrew Scheps, B.S. '88, wins Album of the Year Grammy Award for his work on "21" by singer Adele.
The University of Miami Frost School of Music proudly announces its music engineering alumnus Andrew Scheps, B.M. '89, won a 2012 Album of the Year Grammy Award for for the album 21 by Adele, at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The full roster of engineers/mixers who received the Grammy are Andrew Scheps, Greg Fidelman, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Fraser T. Smith and producer Dan Wilson.

Scheps conducted a music engineering forum via Skype on January 20, 2012 with current students in the Music Engineering (MuE) program where he discussed his recent projects and trends in the audio recording profession.

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About Andrew Scheps
University of Miami Frost School of Music alumnus Andrew Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest rock bands in the world: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Audioslave, Linkin Park, Green Day and U2. He's also worked with icons such as Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Iggy Pop, as well as indie artists such as Manu Chao, Duke Spirit, Cass McCombs and Blood Red Shoes.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for New England Digital, maker of the Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

About the Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. With over 700 students and 100 faculty, it is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School.

The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.

The Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, and Studio Music and Jazz. Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.

Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, music history and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series which brings free music master classes and lectures to the community; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting.