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FROST MUSIC FEST '21
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Superstar soprano RENEE FLEMING joins maestro Gerard Schwarz conducting the all-student Frost Symphony Orchestra.
A recipient of America’s highest honor for an individual artist —The National Medal of Arts, she has four GRAMMY Awards, 17 nominations, has performed at the 2014 Super Bowl—first classical artist invited to sing the National Anthem, was a Tony award nominee on Broadway for her role in Carousel, sings on the Oscar winning film soundtrack — The Shape of Water, and the list goes on.
Singer-songwriter and Frost alumnus JOHN SPLITHOFF performs with the American Music Ensemble.
Splithoff’s series of hit singles have racked up more than 100 million streams, cracked the Top 10 at AC radio, and earned Splithoff festival slots everywhere. He released his first EP in 2013 but began to gain momentum with the digital releases of 2016′s “Sing to You” and 2017′s “Show Me.” His just released album "All In” is bold and self-assured, mixing intoxicating R&B swagger with soulful introspection and dazzling harmonic sophistication.
This event is not open to the public. In-person attendance is restricted to the University of Miami community; a live stream will be available.
Frost Music Fest '21 lineup features our GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning faculty and our amazing student ensembles. It is a music festival of rock, jazz, pop, classical, R and B, Latin music, and more. Closing out the night will be our very own Frost School alumnus John Splithoff.
The live music festival will take place outdoors, on the Coral Gables Campus intramural fields, following strict University COVID-19 safety protocols.
LIMIT: ONE (1) TICKET PER PERSON PER 'CANE ID
About the Travis Quinn Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Travis Quinn Opportunity Scholarship Fund was established at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in 2020. The fund awards scholarships to high-achieving and talented music students who have overcome substantial economic or educational hardship to apply to, attend, and remain at the music school. It was named in memory of Travis Quinn, a gifted young musician, and educator following his untimely tragic passing in May of 2020.
Travis Quinn was a beloved role model and mentor for underprivileged aspiring young musicians and personified the mission of this scholarship fund. Born and raised in Miami, his love of music began at a very young age at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City. He eventually became band director of their Heritage Band, an instrumental music apprentice program for youth ages 9 – 17. For several years, Travis was also a member of the Miami Heat Street Band and went on to become their band director in 2019. A multi-instrumentalist, his music education spanned years as he navigated as a freelance musician and educator in between attending various higher education schools including FAMU and Miami Dade College. His road to the Frost School began in 2015 as a member of Frost Band of the Hour and in 2019 he auditioned to attend for acceptance to the 2020/21 school year. The fund has evolved and will continue to grow in his honor. It was made possible by generous separate donations from Kent Savage and Carmine Parente.
The fund was made possible by generous donations from the Kent and Martha Savage Charitable Fund and Eileen and Carmine Parente. Other donors who helped make this event possible are the B Carlin Foundation, Sasha and Edward Bass, the Christopher R. Kelly Family Foundation and an anonymous donor.