Frost’s Shelly Berg nominated for Grammy; two alumni receive conductor positions

By Lawrence Budmen

Shelly Berg

University of Miami Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Instrumental Arrangement, Accompanying Vocalist category. The nomination is for the song “Out There” from Lorraine Feather’s album Tales of the Unusual on the Jazzed Media label. Berg, a pianist-composer-arranger, co wrote the song with Feather, a frequent collaborator.

In other Frost School news, two alumni have been appointed to assistant conducting positions with major musical organizations. Christian Macelaru, a 2003 bachelor of music graduate, has been promoted to associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra after a year as the ensemble’s assistant conductor. Macelaru will direct his own subscription concert week as well as leading special programs and acting as cover conductor for music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and guest conductors.

Zoe Zeniodi, who received a doctorate of music from Frost in 2010 and associate doctorate in 2011, has been appointed assistant conductor for Florida Grand Opera. She will be assisting on  FGO productions of The Magic Flute, La Sonnambula and Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires in 2013.

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