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Survive Cancer? Join the Sylvester Singers Survivor Choir

The music therapy program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center invites cancer survivors of all ages, abilities, and experience levels to join the Sylvester Singers Survivor Choir. Enjoy free lessons with no commitment and the physical and mental benefits of social singing. All styles of vocal music are welcome.

Rehearsals begin in January and will be held on Mondays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Support Services Building, 1430 NW 11th Avenue, Miami. Parking fees will be covered. For more information, email SCCC music therapist Marlen Rodriguez-Wolfe, a graduate of the Frost School of Music, at marlenr@med.miami.edu.

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’Cane Records Wins Independent Music Award

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 18, 2016)—’Cane Records, the student-run record label at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, won an Independent Music Award for Best Album Compilation for its latest release, For The Record.

The team at ’Cane Records surpassed thousands of competing artists from around the world to receive the Independent Music Award for Best Album Compilation at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on November 12.

Nominations for the Independent Music Awards were culled from submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. This year, judges included Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, The Kills, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Suzanne Vega, and Shelby Lynne as well as influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

The winning album, For The Record, consists of 12 new up-and-coming Frost School artists from various music genres performing their original songs.

“’Cane Records and our artist compilation series, in particular, affords our students the opportunity to participate and gain real-world experience running their own music business enterprise,” said John Redmond, assistant professor of practice in the Frost School and faculty advisor to ’Cane Records and Cat 5 Music.

The artists or bands featured on For The Record include Phonobomb, ZOLA, Andrea Lopez, Jack Lax, Souvenir, Meaghan Campbell, Noah Tauscher, Mint Trip, and Ashley Levin.

“What is unique about this particular Independent Music Award is that it is international, judged by active music business professionals and successful artists, and provides opportunities for our artists,” said Redmond.

To add to ’Cane Records efforts, winners of this year’s 15th Independent Music Awards will receive active promotion, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers.

The ’Cane Records team for this award-winning release are:

President: Emma Marzen

Vice President: Cristian Hitchcock

Business Affairs: Randolph Miller-Taylor

Marketing Coordinator: Allie Darmanian-Harris

Social Media/Webmaster: Andrea Lopez

A&R Coordinator: Brian Barnett

A&R Representatives: Jon Vilardi, Kim Komara, Maryjane Wheeler, Sam Fein

Album Artwork: Jared Dylan

’Cane Records, one of the first student-run record labels in the U.S., was created in the fall of 1993 by a small group of ambitious graduate and undergraduate students in the Music Business and Entertainment Industries program at the University of Miami School of Music. Since its inception, ’Cane Records has released over 20 albums and continues to be one of the leading student-run record labels in the country.

For more information about For The Record, ’Cane Records and their music, visit ’Cane Records

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Anatomy of a Start-up in the Music Business: BuzzAngle Music on November 17

Join the Frost School of Music and The Launch Pad for an interview with Chris Muratore, cofounder and chief business development officer of Border City Media, creator of the state-of-the-industry data measurement and analytics service BuzzAngle Music on Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Toppel Career Center loft, 5225 Ponce De Leon Boulevard.

Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the session will trace the evolution of BuzzAngle Music from concept to becoming the leader in data analytics for the music business.

There is no admission fee, but you must RSVP through Eventbrite.


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UM Employees Receive $5 Off on Festival Miami Tickets

Choose from 20 incredible live music concerts at UM Gusman Concert Hall, January 20 through February 10

Quattrosound, photo by Brandon Jermaine

Quattrosound will take the Festival Miami stage on Februrary 1.                Photo by Brandon Jerma

Festival Miami, Florida’s premier live music festival, presented by the University of Miami Frost School of Music and UHealth—the University of Miami Health System, wants you to enjoy an incredible array of live music on our beautiful Coral Gables campus. UM employees may take $5 off per ticket for up to four Festival Miami tickets per concert, available online at www.festivalmiami.com by using Promo Code UM5OFF at check out. Tickets start at just $20 plus $5 per ticket convenience fee.

From January 20 to February 10, 2017, the festival will offer vibrant performances by the biggest names on the music scene from around the globe who will showcase their talents alongside the outstanding students and faculty artists from the Frost School of Music. Choose from 20 performances, organized into four themes: Great Performances, Jazz and Beyond, Music of the Americas, and Creative American Music, which will be held in the intimate setting of the 600-seat Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, on the Coral Gables campus.

This promotional offer ends at midnight on Saturday, December 31, so don’t wait! Order early for best reserved seating at www.festivalmiami.com or call 305-284-4940.

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Camner Family Donates Rare Musical Treasures to the University of Miami

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Camner Family Donates Rare Musical Treasures to the University of Miami

By Sarah Block
Special to UM News

Finding hard-written notes on original scores, like this notation in the Rossini book,

Frost School Dean Shelton Berg said finding old, hand-written notes, like this one in a book of Rossini scores, is exhilarating for present-day musicians.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 13, 2016)—University of Miami Trustee Alfred Camner, his wife, Anne Camner, and their four children, all of whom are UM alumni, have made a donation to the University of rare and valuable scores composed by musical giants—from Beethoven to Gershwin—that were printed and bound during the composers’ lives.

Alfred, J.D. ’69, and Anne, J.D. ’72, along with children Danielle Camner Lindholm J.D. ’95, Errin Camner L.L.M. ’99, Lauren Camner Winter M.B.A. ’98, and Andrew Camner B.A. ’09, donated several hundred scores, collectively forming the Camner Family Music Collection, to the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library and Technology Center at the Frost School of Music, where it will be available to UM students, researchers, and the public.

“It is our family’s desire that this collection of first and early printed music editions form the true start to creating an extraordinary musicological resource, unmatched by modern editions,” said Alfred Camner, who, with his wife, also endowed UM’s Camner Center for Academic Resources.

The collection features historical works spanning three centuries and with origins in many parts of the world. Collection materials include rare lithography-printed and leather-bound editions of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Alceste (1767), Georges Bizet’s Carmen (1875), and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913), among many others published between the 18th and 20th centuries.

Shelton Berg, dean of the Frost School, calls the gift a “transformative” resource for members of the Frost School and beyond. “When we look at a recently published score of a musical work from 100 years ago or more, we are seeing the music as something ‘from the past,’” Berg says. “Conversely, when a student performer or researcher examines an original edition score, with the marginal notations, the music is suddenly ‘in the present.’ They are experiencing it in the time of its creation. It’s hard to describe the exhilaration that produces.”

The Camner Collection arrives as the University is preparing to carry out new initiatives supporting educational innovation and encouraging new pedagogical approaches in the classroom. Frank Cooper, research professor emeritus at the Frost School, says this timing is important. “In an age where electronic media have taken over, there are no research materials to compare to original objects, in this case, printed scores from the times of the composers themselves. How invaluable for researchers today and for many generations to come.”

In details such as marginal notations, Camner says, the collection reveals how scores were studied and used in practice, in concerts, and in opera houses through time. Additionally, notes may point to how the music has evolved. “There is no substitute for the feeling a scholar or music student gets from handling a score that might have been used by Beethoven or Verdi or Puccini or Stravinsky, scores published in their lifetimes, edited by them, and often later corrected or changed,” Camner says. “These first and early editions are the closest we get to a sense of the time and place and world of the composer, a time when the composers often depended on the sales of these scores for their livelihoods.”

Nancy Zavac, who heads the Weeks Music Library, says that the Camner Collection brings a new level of research prestige to the library, which houses a wide range of musicology resources, including modern books, journals, and recordings, as well as unique and distinctive materials. “All music librarians are eager to have treasures in their collections. The Camner Collection is such a thing. It is exciting for me and my staff to care for, and greatly enhances our holdings.”

Dean of Libraries Charles Eckman expressed deep gratitude to the Camner Family for donating this important collection. “Miami is notable for the presence of several individual collectors of rare and unique cultural and bibliographic treasures,” he said. “The Camner Family is to be commended for their appreciation of the scholarly and teaching value of this private collection, and we celebrate their generosity of spirit in enabling the exposure and application this collection will have at the University of Miami for current and future generations of researchers and students.”


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