Tuesday, December 30, 2008


CORAL GABLES, FLThe University of Miami Frost School of Music continues the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series with a master class by Phil Ramone. The music legend will visit the campus on Thursday, February 19th at 7:30 p.m at the Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall located at 5501 San Amaro Drive.

This unique learning opportunity, which is an integral part of the School's educational mission, is free and open to the public on a first come first serve basis.Phil Ramone is the innovative producer of music by the likes of Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, and Luciano Pavarotti to name just a few. Ramone has won nine Grammy awards and an Emmy since 1965 for his work in composition, sound engineering and record producing.

His new book, Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music, chronicles his lengthy career.Just this past year, musicians John Corigliano and Joshua Redman have also been part of the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series. This series is made possible with the generous support of Roe and Penny Stamps.

The program, now in its sixth year, brings distinguished musicians and composers together with music students from the University of Miami in performance, lecture, and master class activities. For more information and directions to the master class, please visit www.music.miami.edu or call (305) 284-3941.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Amore

The Frost School of Music, one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded, is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School. Building on its foundation as a Conservatory of Music, the Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology.

The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music. In addition, the Frost School was the first in a major university to develop a student-run label, 'Cane Records, and a publishing company, Category Five. The School's innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation. The Frost School continues to lead, having recently established a new songwriting degree; the "Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program." Also, the world-renowned Henry Mancini Institute has relocated from Los Angeles to the Frost School.

The University of Miami's mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu.

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