Miami, October 3 (EFE).- The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami (UM), an academy recognized as one of the 10 best music schools in the United States and the first in Florida, announced this Tuesday its graduation. A new technology innovation center with state-of-the-art music functions will open in November.
The 25,000-square-foot (2,322-square-meter) Night Center for Music Innovation had a construction budget of $36.5 million, was designed by architecture firm H3, and is located downtown on the UM campus. Coral Gables on the border of Miami.
The new building features two “dynamic” performance spaces: the Robert and Judy Prokop Newman Recital Hall and the Thomas D. Harmel Music Innovation Stage.
The first is a “world-class” theater with superior acoustics that can seat up to 200 people, and the second is a “versatile innovation” venue that features sound recording equipment, lighting and advanced transmission technology, according to a statement released today in Miami.
Both locations serve as training grounds and innovation centers for students and faculty members enrolled in the Frost School.
This is Thomas D. Hormel Music Innovation offers a “unique fusion of indoor and outdoor music experiences,” including a state-of-the-art Windocast system that broadcasts live performances near the stage and in the attached outdoor plaza. Release Details..
The new Knight Center for Music Innovation is “an expression of our commitment to education as one of the nation’s top 10 music schools; while reaffirming UM as a destination for students, residents and visitors to Miami. Musical offerings from emerging and world-renowned musicians,” said UM President Julio Frenk.
For his part, Frost School of Music Dean Sheldon (Shelley) G. Berg predicted that the new center would “position Miami as a world-class music destination and a highly desirable place for students, educators and professionals to learn and grow as artists”.
The inaugural event will take place on Nov. 2 with “Shaping the Future of Music,” featuring performances by Frost School alumni and “appearances by acclaimed artists.”
Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter and author Gloria Estefan will be the master of ceremonies, according to the release.
Founded in 1926, the Frost School of Music’s programs combine traditional approaches with cutting-edge programs that provide students with the artistic, technical and business skills “necessary to succeed in today’s world,” according to the institute.