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

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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.

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