Two Frost School of Music Alumni Contribute to Latin Grammy Win

Two Frost School of Music Alumni Contribute to Latin Grammy Win

By UM News

Two Frost School of Music Alumni Contribute to Latin Grammy Win

By UM News
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami proudly congratulates two of its own who produced recordings that received Latin Grammy Awards Nov. 15 at the ceremony held in Las Vegas at the MGM Garden Arena.
Carlos Fernando Lopez (BM ’12), a Frost alum and current graduate composition student and Julio Reyes Copello (MM ’00), co-produced the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá’s album 50 Años Tocando Para Ti, which received the Latin Grammy for Best Engineered Album.  A proud Carlos Fernando Lopez stated:  “It was an honor to produce an album made in our home country Colombia with the fabulous Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota celebrating its 50th anniversary.” 
 
Julio also produced a track on Latin Grammy winner Laura Pausini’s album which won in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal category.  Scheduled as the next single release, the track was recorded at the Frost School’s recording studio with the string section of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
 
Julio Reyes commented: “These two great winning projects I was involved with have a deep meaning in my career because both are close to my musical heritage. Colombia and Italy are in my musical DNA. I really enjoyed recording the strings at the Frost School of Music at UM, as it was a great flashback to my days at the school feeling the passion of the young musicians and engineers, full of creative curiosity and emotional delivery. Always a pleasure to work in both projects with my dear and talented friend Carlos Lopez, another Frost alumni.”
 
Both of these alum were students of Frost School of Music’s Media Writing and Production program and were introduced by their mentor Associate Dean of Administration and faculty member Raúl Murciano, who thought they could do “awesome stuff together,” commented Julio in reminiscing how he met Carlos and went on to this great achievement.
 
In commenting Raul Murciano said, “During my 18-year tenure as director of the Media Writing and Production program I’ve mentored many diversely talented individuals, and though separated by a decade between them, I immediately knew these two would complement each other and work well together. I guess my instincts were right!”