Welcome Stamps Woodwind Quintet Class of 2023

By UM News

Welcome Stamps Woodwind Quintet Class of 2023

By UM News
Chosen by a highly competitive audition process and meeting the academic requirements of the University of Miami Sofie Friedlander, Seattle, WA (bassoon), Ben Fowler, Louisville, KY (horn), Cameron Leonardi, Coral Springs, FL (clarinet), Al Mayer, Boynton Beach FL (flute), and Emily Mendez, Miami, FL (oboe) have been chosen on the basis of their leadership potential, academic merit, outstanding talent, and exceptional character.
Frost School of Music’s Instrumental Performance Professor of Viola and Artistic Coordinator of the Frost School’s Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholars, Jodi Levitz stated: “I congratulate these five deserving instrumentalists on their acceptance into the most elite undergraduate music scholarship program in the nation. Combining the Frost Method Experiential Music Curriculum with instrumental and ensemble instruction at the highest level, the Frost Stamps Ensemble program will fully prepare these outstanding musicians for 21st-century performance careers.”
The STAMPS Ensemble Scholarship provides:
  • 100% tuition, fees room, and board covered
  • Career guidance by award-winning Frost faculty
  • Mentoring by prominent guest artists
  • Support for concert tours and study abroad as a quintet
  • Performance opportunities with the Frost Symphony and Henry Mancini Institute Orchestras.
  • Participation opportunities in recording sessions, film sessions, television specials, and cross-genre programing.
  • Learning through the Frost Method®, which fosters diverse life and career skills.

For more information on the Frost School of Music’s Stamps Distinguished Scholarships, please go to

The Stamps Ensemble Scholarships began in 2013 and there are 47 highly talented and academically superior scholars with 19 currently enrolled.  In addition to the Stamps Brass Quintet, Stamps Distinguished Ensembles include the Stamps Jazz Quintet 2021, the Stamps String Quartet 2022 and the Stamps Woodwind Quintet 2023.