Congratulations to Our Frost Downbeat Winners

Congratulations to Our Frost Downbeat Winners

By UM News

Congratulations to Our Frost Downbeat Winners

By UM News
Downbeat, the prestigious national jazz magazine has announced Frost School of Music ensembles, and students have been honored with thirteen Downbeat Student Music Awards in its annual jazz education issue.
Undergraduate College winners are:
  • Marcello Carelli for Original Composition—Small Ensemble for “Resillenca”
  • McKenzie Karbon for Outstanding Compositions for “Song for Irving’s Lemon Tree”
  • Frost Women’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble for Small Vocal Jazz Group,
  • Frost Funk Ensemble in the Blues/Pop/Rock Group category
  • Frost Fusion Ensemble for Outstanding Performances
 
Graduate College Winners are:
  • Eli Feingold for Outstanding Arrangements Big Band for “Naima,”
  • Bryan Kennard for Outstanding Arrangements Small Ensemble for “Beat 70”
  • Alan Hsiao College Winner Vocal for “James”
  • Bryan Kennard for Original Composition, Large Ensemble for “Mine”
  • Bryan Kennard for Engineered Live Recording
  • Bryan Kennard for Engineered Studio Recording
  • Christian George for Outstanding Recording
  • Frost Septet Spring Group for Small Jazz Combos

 
Faculty mentors were Chuck Bergeron, Kate Reid, Steve Rucker, and retiring faculty member Gary Lindsay.  As Director of Studio Jazz Writing and Jazz Professor Lindsay has taught at the school since 1980. Shortly after his arrival, in 1981, he initiated the Studio Jazz Writing masters program. Later, he was responsible for developing a DMA program in Jazz Composition.