Retired Frost Faculty Member Julian Stein Passes at 94

Retired Frost Faculty Member Julian Stein Passes at 94

Julian Stein
By UM News

Julian Stein

Retired Frost Faculty Member Julian Stein Passes at 94

By UM News
UM Frost School of Music lecturer, Julian Stein, passes away.

Julian Stein, a veteran of Broadway musicals and former lecturer of the Musical Theater Program at the Frost School of Music located at the University of Miami passed away May 31, 2018. He was 94 years old.

Julian Epstein was born in New Haven, CT, on February 18, 1924. He began his piano lessons at the age of eight. His piano and composition teachers included Alexander Ilyich Silotti, Paul Hindemith, Otto Luening and Nadia Boulanger.

While an undergraduate at Yale, he was drafted into the US Army toward the end of WW II and played the clarinet in a marching band after two weeks of practice. After the Battle of the Bulge, he was shipped to Europe in 1945 and served in Italy.

Julian Epstein became Julian Stein when he joined the musicians' union where there was already a member with the same name.

His career on Broadway began in 1954 and included various roles such as the revival of Anything Goes by Cole Porter (1962), The Golden Apple by Jerome Moross and John Latouche (1954), The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, and many other shows.

His musical credits include his violin concerto, premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1964, and the musical score for The Flesh Eaters, a horror movie also from 1964.

Stein’s survivors include his two daughters Cassie and Melissa, and his wife Gail. There was a gathering of Julian’s friends and admirers to honor his memory and celebrate his life on Sunday evening, June 3, 2018.