Miami Music faculty perform with Grammy-nominated CSO

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance at Miami, March 2017
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance at Miami, March 2017 Photo: Bridget Pollard, University Marketing and Communications
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée were nominated for 2 Grammy Awards in January, 2018 for the live recording of Concertos for Orchestra. The celebrated live album introduces world premiers of three works commissioned for the CSO, and won two nominations for Best Orchestra Performance (CSO, Louis Langrée conducting) and Best Contemporary Classical Composition (Zhou Tian, Concerto for Orchestra). 

Miami’s Department of Music is proud to house distinguished faculty who play in the award-winning orchestra, some as tenured members of the CSO. Faculty include: Steven Pride and Douglas Lindsay (trumpet), Thomas Sherwood (horn), Patrick Schleker (timpani), and Benjamin Freimuth (clarinet). Carson McTeer (tuba), Jeremy Long (saxophone), and Heather MacPhail (keyboard) also perform frequently as substitute musicians. Musicians from the CSO complement a dedicated faculty of full-time professors who teach both music majors and non-majors.