Conductor Gerard Schwarz Appointed to Miami's Frost School of Music Faculty

The Frost School of Music has announced the appointment of conductor Gerard Schwarz to its teaching faculty


The University of Miami's Frost School of Music has this week announced the appointment of international conductor Gerard Schwarz to its Music, Conducting and Orchestral Studies faculty - effective from September 2019.

The 71-year-old conductor, who will assume the full-time Professorship, currently serves as Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony, Conductor Emeritus of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - and as Music Director of the Eastern Music Festival and the All­ Star Orchestra.

“I would like to expand the graduate conducting program to train conductors - who will lead ensembles of all levels ...." Maestro Schwarz, who has recorded over 350 albums as a conductor, has said.

"I have always believed in the interaction of the community with an orchestra or school and I would like to expand this initiative with the Frost Symphony Orchestra,” he has said.

"“He is a tour de force as a conductor, musician, composer, and recording artist ... as an educator, Maestro Schwarz personifies our Frost Method Curriculum - which holistically trains musical leaders for the 21st century," Dean Shelton G. Berg has said.