Frost School Receives Seven DownBeat Student Awards

Frost School Receives Seven DownBeat Student Awards

By UM News

Frost School Receives Seven DownBeat Student Awards

By UM News
Frost School of Music ensembles and students received seven DownBeat Student Awards.

The Frost School of Music ensembles and students received seven DownBeat Student Awards this year, a reflection of the excellence of the Department of Studio Music and Jazz. An Undergraduate College Winner Award went to the Frost Fusion Ensemble in the Blues/Pop/Rock Group category. Graduate College Winners included William Longo in the Engineered Studio Recording category, and the Frost Salsa Orchestra in the Latin Group category. An Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance Award went to the Kelly Schenk Quartet in the Small Vocal Jazz Group category. Graduate College Outstanding Performance Awards went to the Frost Studio Jazz Band (Large Jazz Ensemble), and the Frost Jazz Vocal I (Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble). In addition, a Graduate College Outstanding Composition Award went to Kom Wongsawat for his original composition for small ensemble arrangement of "Smile Behind Your Lies." Faculty mentors were Chuck Bergeron, Gary Lindsay, Stephen Guerra, Kate Reid, Steve Rucker, and Alberto De La Reguera.

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Frost School of Music congratulates the winners of the of DownBeat's 41st Annual Student Music Awards