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MASTER CLASSES

The Frost Young Musicians' Camp is excited to present the following University of Miami Frost School of Music professors in Camp 2020! Campers will be able to interact with these selected professors in a small group setting. Keep checking back to this page as we keep adding more professors to our list!

COMPOSITION

Shawn CrouchShawn Crouch - UM Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Dept. of Music Theory & Composition

Shawn Crouch is Assistant Professor of Practice, Music Theory and Composition at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC at the University, as well as the artistic director of the Ibis New Music Ensemble. He has received wide praise including "Music of gnarly energy"- New York Times and "A highly respected composer and conductor, he brings many years of experience and accomplishment to the classroom. A Gifted Composer"- Gramophone Magazine. Professor Crouch's Visions and Ecstasies, A Mass was chosen as "Best New Work" of 2016 by the South Florida Classical Review.

He has seen his works performed and commissioned by a significant number of leading ensembles in the United States, Canada and Europe, among them, the Cleveland Orchestra, American Modern Ensemble, Cantori New York, California E.A.R. Unit, Chanticleer, Del Sol String Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, the Lunar Ensemble, the New Ear Contemporary Ensemble, the Phoenix Chorale, Prism Quartet, San Francisco Choral Artists, Santa Fe Chorale, Seraphic Fire, and Volti.

Aside from his live performance, Professor Crouch's music has been commercially recorded and released by many notable artists and ensembles. His "Paradise," a motet for 12 voices, was recorded by Volti for their This Is What Happened album. "Lullaby," a selection from "Paradise," can be found on The Best of Chanticleer on Warner Bros. Records. His composition, "Light of Common Day" was included on the Seraphic Fire album Reincarnations. Another of his efforts, "Pie Jesu" "rom "The Road from Hiroshima," was one of the selections on Seraphic Fire's self-titled album. Shawn Crouch's instrumental compositions "City Columns" and "Adolescent Psychology" can be found on the Navona Records label. His music is published by G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard and HoneyRock Publishing.

In recognition of his efforts, Professor Crouch Shawn has received honors and awards from such prestigious institutions as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American Prize, ASCAP, BMI, Yale University, the Society of Composers Inc., Meet the Composer and the Percussive Arts Society. In addition, he was the inaugural recipient of the Dale Warland Singers Commissioning Award given by Chorus America and the American Composers Forum.

Professor Crouch studied composition with Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Lansing McCloskey and Malcolm Peyton. He has also been the Wallace-Readers Digest Composition Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a composition fellow at the Norfolk Music Festival. He received his B.Mus. from the New England Conservatory, his M.Mus. from the Yale School of Music,and his D.M.A. from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Shawn Crouch serves on the board of Chorus America.

CONTEMPORARY GUITAR

Brian RussellBrian Russell - UM faculty, Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program

A multifaceted musician, researcher, educator, and lecturer, Brian E. Russell, Ph. D. serves as Director of Contemporary Guitar studies, Director of Assessment and Lecturer at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC. A second generation Miamian, he has devoted his career to playing and teaching the guitar. His musical background in a variety of contemporary genres, from rock, pop and heavy metal to jazz, country and bluegrass, has made him a valuable and versatile musical contributor on both the stage and in the studio. Apart from recording with the legendary Julio Iglesias and adding his accompaniment to such popular modern musicals as "Rock of Ages," "Wicked," "The Last Five Years," and "Tommy," he also writes and produces original music with his group, the Brian Russell Alliance.

Dr. Russell's dedicated approach to mentoring musicians and motivating them to pursue success careers has been a hallmark of his teaching style. The Grammy Foundation recognized him as a Quarterfinalist for the prestigious Grammy Music Educator Award.

He continues to pursue research involving performance measurement paradigms, jazz theory knowledge acquisition, creativity in jazz improvisation, and measurement development. He has published his research in several national and international music education journals and has shared his findings in several worldwide forums. He currently serves on the editorial committees for the International Journal of Music Education and for the Journal for Popular Music Education and serves as an invited reviewer for the Psychology of Music journal. Dr. Russell earned his Ph. D. in Music Education with a cognate in jazz performance from the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC. His experience teaching guitar, piano, orchestra and choral music at the college, high school, and middle school levels has provided Dr. Russell with unique insights into guiding and inspiring aspiring student musicians on their journey from studies at the university to satisfying musical careers beyond the campus.

JAZZ

Martin BejeranoMartin Bejerano - jazz piano, UM Associate Professor, Dept. of Studio Music & Jazz

Pianist and founding member of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth quartet.
Grammy nomination for Fountain of Youth, Roy Haynes Quartet , 2002
Performances with Christian McBride, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Russell Malone, Ignacio Berroa
Performances at such notable venues as Alice Tully Hall, Rose Hall (Lincoln Center Jazz), Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie Kohln, Orchestra Hall (Detroit), Chicago Symphony Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, and nearly all the major jazz clubs in the world
Leader of award-winning Martin Bejerano Trio, including international performances and three critically acclaimed albums

KATE REIDKATE REID - Masterclass Faculty

Kate Reid is Director of the Jazz Vocal Performance program and Associate Professor of jazz voice in the Studio Music and Jazz department at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC at the University of Miami. Apart from overseeing all aspects of the Jazz Vocal Performance program, Professor Reid directs two of the FROST's three jazz vocal ensembles -- FROST Extensions and FROST Jazz Vocal I. Dr. Reid also teaches jazz improvisation, sight-singing and music theory and she maintains a full jazz voice studio of undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Reid's multifaceted career also includes work as a studio and session singer in Los Angeles. Her film credits include Planes, Star Trek Into Darkness, Oz-The Great and Powerful, Epic and Men In Black III, featuring the music of composers Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, John Powell and Joel McNeely. She has lent her voice to several network television series, to commercial spots for Ace Hardware, T-Mobile, and Suntory Whiskey, and to recordings by such artists as MUSE, X Japan and Josh Groban.

In addition to teaching at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Dr. Reid continues to perform, record and teach throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Reid earned her B.M. in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and a M.M. and D.M.A. in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami.
https://people.miami.edu/profile/kreid@miami.edu

Martin BejeranoCharles (Chuck) Bergeron - jazz bass, UM Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Dept. of Studio Music & Jazz

Charles Bergeron has been playing music professionally for almost four decades and has performed, toured, or recorded in multiple musical styles music on six continents. Fifteen years of his professional career were spent in New York City, giving him the opportunity to work with Stan Getz, Randy Brecker, Dave Grusin, James Moody, John Abercrombie, Joey Calderazzo, Larry Coryell, Dave Weckl, Ronnie Cuber, Ed Shaughnessy, Art Lande, Rick Margitza, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Stryker, Dennis Mackrel, John Fedchock, Peter Erskine, Charles Pillow, Adam Nussbaum, Red Holloway, Andy Laverne, Allen Farnham, Stanley Jordan, and Bob Moses, among others. He is also a proud alumnus of both the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands.

A year before moving to Miami, Bergeron began a seven-year period as bassist and later musical director for Warner Bros. vocalist Kevin Mahogany. He then toured with 10-time Grammy-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. After settling in Miami, he has performed with a host of jazz luminaries, including Tom Scott, Wycliffe Gordon, Shelly Berg, Brian Lynch, Tom Harrell, Phil Markowitz, Don Friedman, Eric Alexander, Joe LaBarbera, Houston Person, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Greene, Joshua Breakstone, Gregg Field, Dena DeRose, Steve Houghton, Claudio Roditi, Dave Tull, Terell Stafford, Richie Cole, Russell Malone, Carmen Lundy, Bill Mays, Ken Peplowski, Don Braden, Lew Tabakin, Orrin Evans, Matt Wilson, and Elvis Costello.

Throughout his career, Bergeron has accompanied many of the premier vocalists in the musical community. A partial list includes the great Joe Williams, Patti Austin, Freddie Cole, Anita O'Day, Tierney Sutton, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne from the Manhattan Transfer, Monica Mancini, Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye, Carmen Lundy, Debbie Boone, Niki Harris, Karrin Allyson, Jackie Ryan, Tony DeSare, Jamie Davis, Michael Feinstein, The Pointer Sisters, Nancy King, Freda Payne, Pete McGuiness, Carmen Bradford, Nicky Yarling, Cyrille Aimee, Hilary Kole, Jazzmeia Horn, and Sheila Jordan.

FacultyDavid Ake - jazz piano, musicologist, UM professor, Dept. of Musicology

David Ake is professor and chair of the Department of Musicology at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC. In addition to overseeing the administrative workings of the department, Professor Ake teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on music history and occasionally coaches small jazz ensembles and teaches private lessons.

An award-winning scholar and educator in the fields of jazz and popular music, Ake authored the books Jazz Cultures; Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop; and the collection Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries (co-edited with Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Daniel Goldmark), all for the University of California Press. He also contributed chapters or articles to the Cambridge Companion to Jazz, American Music, Jazz Perspectives, and many other publications. He has delivered papers at the national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, as well as keynote addresses to conferences in England and Canada, and guest lectures at universities across the US.

Professor Ake also remains active as a jazz pianist and composer. Among his recording credits are Bridges, which appeared on multiple Best-of-2013 lists, Lake Effect, and, most recently,Humanities, all for Posi-Tone Records. He has performed or recorded alongside a host of renowned musicians, including Ralph Alessi, David Borgo, Scott Colley, Ravi Coltrane, Peter Epstein, Mark Ferber, Gerry Gibbs, Drew Gress, Charlie Haden, Clifford Jarvis, Brian Landrus, Sam Minaie, Ben Monder, James Newton, and Bud Shank.

Prior to joining the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Professor Ake chaired the Department of Music at Case Western Reserve University, and was a longtime faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where he served as Director of the School of the Arts, among other leadership positions. Ake's honors include the Nevada Regents' Teaching Award and the Society for American Music's Housewright Dissertation Award. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology and MA in ethnomusicology from UCLA, along with degrees in jazz performance from the California Institute of the Arts and the Frost School of Music.

John Yarling - drumset, UM faculty Dept. of Studio Music & Jazz

SAXOPHONE

Martin BejeranoDale Underwood - saxophone, UM faculty, Dept. of Instrumental Performance

Dale W. Underwood is professor of Saxophone at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC. He is also the director of the FROST Saxophone Ensemble.

Before coming to the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC, he was the principal saxophonist and soloist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. for 30 years.

During that time, he performed for every U.S. president, from Lyndon Johnson to William Clinton. He has performed in every state in the continental United States and Alaska. In addition, he has soloed in 20 foreign countries. Professor Underwood also taught at George Mason University, The University of Maryland and Catholic University. In 1993 he made his Carnegie Hall debut and soloed there three times. He's also soloed at Disney Hall and the Kennedy Center. He was heralded by the Washington Post as "The Heifetz of the Alto Saxophone." In 1978 he organized the Navy Band's first International Saxophone Symposium and ran a total of 20 Symposium's until his retirement in 1997. The Symposium is now in its 40th year. In addition, he has amassed a prolific discography of classical and contemporary works, receiving rave reviews in the process. With over 30 works originally written especially for him, he continues both his playing and teaching careers.

MUSIC BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT

Martin BejeranoReynaldo Sanchez - UM professor, Dept. of Music Business and Entertainment Industries

An educator, scholar, producer, songwriter and guitarist, Rey is also the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation and a Professor of Music Business and Entertainment Industries at the FROST School of Music at the University of Miami. This multi-faceted educator and musician is Director of the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, and has been responsible for expanding the educational opportunities offered by the FROST School of Music overall.

An accomplished multi-tasker, he also serves as Director of the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, an innovative performing and songwriting program curriculum developed with Frost School alumnus Bruce Hornsby to incorporate both American roots music and contemporary composition. The program has become one of the school's fastest growing areas of study. It also offers those with an interest in electronic music performance an opportunity to become full music majors, a first for a major music school in the U.S.

It's that degree of commitment and initiative that Dean Sanchez has not only brought to the FROST School of Music, but also to the university as a whole. He was instrumental in establishing the first-of-a-kind joint JD/MM and MA degrees in Music Business & Entertainment Industries and Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management in cooperation with the University of Miami School of Law. He also spearheaded the development and launch of the online extension of the FROST School of Music -- FROST Online -- allowing students to take advantage of the aforementioned Master's programs from the comfort of their computers.

Dean Rey not only brings that enthusiasm and exuberance to the classroom, but to every project he undertakes. An accomplished artist in his own right, Dean Sanchez has worked with numerous international artists, including Latin superstar Chayanne, for whom he's served as his longtime musical director. His lengthy career has found him associated with such distinguished organizations as EMI Music Publishing, Sony Music, Universal Music and Columbia Pictures Publications among others. In addition, his band Yerba Blue released its debut album Americaña in 2010, a fusion of Bluegrass, Americana and Latin music.

The author of numerous educational guitar books published by FJH Music Publishing, Dean Sanchez is a voting member of the Recording Academy, a former President of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educator's Association (MEIEA) and a current and founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Popular Music Education (APME). A specialist in international music copyright, he wrote an article, "Unfair? The Unique Status of Sound Recordings under U.S. Copyright Law and its Impact on the Progress of Sample-Based Music," which was published in the 2012 edition of the Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association.

CLARINET

Martin BejeranoMargaret Ann Donaghue - Associate Professor, Dept of Instrumental Performance

Margaret Donaghue Flavin is associate professor, director of the woodwind program at the Frost School of Music.

Dr. Donaghue has performed as chamber musician and soloist in more than a dozen countries across three continents. She has performed in major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, American Cathedral in Paris, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and The American Academy in Rome.

Chamber music recital venues include Paris, London, Rome, Boston, New York City, Honolulu, and Grand Cayman, as well others across the US, Europe and Japan. Dr. Donaghue has appeared as soloist with the Shanghai Broadcast Symphony and the Shen Zhen Symphony, Shen Zhen, China, as well as the Russe State Philharmonic, Russe, Bulgaria.

She has performed at international conferences in Oslo, Norway; Manchester, England; Assisi, Italy; Chicago, Los Angeles, St Louis, and New Orleans, among others. During a chamber music tour of Europe she performed the sextet L'Heure du Berger, with composer Jean Françaix at the piano.

Dr. Donaghue performs as clarinetist with PULSE Trio, an exciting and versatile chamber group, along with Scott Flavin, violin and Naoko Takao, piano. She also plays recorders for the early music ensemble, Impulso Barroco, the Baroque counterpart of PULSE, committed to unique and engaging period performances. She is a founding member of MiamiClarinet and Miami Chamber Ensemble, and has performed across the United States and abroad with both ensembles. MiamiClarinet is quartet comprised of Dr. Donaghue and three of her former Frost students, all of whom are now university professors. They are passionate about new music, specifically chamber music repertoire for the clarinet. To date they have premiered over a dozen works written for them over the past six years.

Dr. Donaghue is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival, which she co-founded in 2014 with her husband, violinist/conductor Scott Flavin. She is a sought-after clinician and adjudicator. She is currently coordinator for the International Clarinet Association High School competition for Orlando, 2017 and Ostend, Belgium, 2018. She has adjudicated for The ICA's Young Artist, High School, and Research competitions numerous times. Dr. Donaghue also served a three-year term as a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee, and is State Chair of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.

She received the Doctor or Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois, the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to coming to Miami, Dr. Donaghue served on the faculties of Central Michigan University and the University of Connecticut. She is a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist, and D'Addario Woodwinds Artist. She can be heard frequently on Public Radio, and has recorded for the Centaur, Albany, Altarus and Living Composers labels.

VOICE

facultyRaina Murnak - Assistant Professor, Director of Contemporary Voice and Performance Artistry

Raina Murnak serves as the Director of the FROST Summer Institute of Contemporary Songwriting. She has been an active vocalist and performer for over 20 years. She has been a university educator for the last 16 years, and has created such innovative programs as the Contemporary Music Theory program, the Solfege/Sight Singing program within FROST's renowned Experiential Music Curriculum, and the advanced theory, theater and songwriting programs at the FROST Young Musician's Summer Camp. She also remains active on FROST Online teaching courses in Undergraduate Music Theory Fundamentals and Graduate Peak Performance.

As a multi-talented artist well versed in not only music, but also in dance and the visual arts, Professor Murnak has created hundreds of songwriting and theater productions she has directed for her students, while garnering close to 100,000 video views. As a performer, she has starred on stage and screen as a lead vocalist, background vocalist and musical director for numerous artists.

After pursuing a musical path as an avant garde classical vocalist, Professor Murnak is now widely as a regarded contemporary vocalist and songwriter. She has an impressive command of multiple vocal techniques and styles, and she oversees a large private studio where she teaches students who use singing as therapy, as well as those who tour and compete in televised music competitions. Dr Murnak holds both a BM and MA degree in Vocal Performance and Composition from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a DMA in Music Theory and Composition and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Miami.

KATE REIDKATE REID - Masterclass Faculty

Kate Reid is Director of the Jazz Vocal Performance program and Associate Professor of jazz voice in the Studio Music and Jazz department at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC at the University of Miami. Apart from overseeing all aspects of the Jazz Vocal Performance program, Professor Reid directs two of the FROST's three jazz vocal ensembles -- FROST Extensions and FROST Jazz Vocal I. Dr. Reid also teaches jazz improvisation, sight-singing and music theory and she maintains a full jazz voice studio of undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Reid's multifaceted career also includes work as a studio and session singer in Los Angeles. Her film credits include Planes, Star Trek Into Darkness, Oz-The Great and Powerful, Epic and Men In Black III, featuring the music of composers Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, John Powell and Joel McNeely. She has lent her voice to several network television series, to commercial spots for Ace Hardware, T-Mobile, and Suntory Whiskey, and to recordings by such artists as MUSE, X Japan and Josh Groban.

In addition to teaching at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Dr. Reid continues to perform, record and teach throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Reid earned her B.M. in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and a M.M. and D.M.A. in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami.
https://people.miami.edu/profile/kreid@miami.edu

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Scott Flavin - Violin, UM faculty, Department of Instrumental Performance

Scott Flavin enjoys an incredibly versatile musical career. Since 1998 he has been a professor of violin at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami, where he is first violinist of the internationally-acclaimed Bergonzi String Quartet, as well as Resident Conductor for The Henry Mancini Institute. He also is concertmaster of Florida Grand Opera, and violinist/violist for PULSE Trio. As a composer and arranger, his works have been heard on "Performance Today" and have been recorded by the Bergonzi Quartet. As conductor, he has appeared on the podium with such diverse artists as Joseph Silverstein, Bobby McFerrin, Mark O'Connor, and Chick Corea, and is Music Director of the Miami Mozarteum Orchestra. His recordings include chamber music on the Naxos, M&W, and Centaur labels, and commercial recordings on Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers, including appearances on over a dozen Grammy Award-winning albums. He has written three plays, and his book, "Complete Scales for Violin" is available through M&W Music. He has recorded two solo CDs, "Great Violin Solos of the Opera and Ballet" and the Brahms violin sonatas.