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Frost School of Music
Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard, Artistic Director of Jazz

Frost School of Music University of Miami
Henry Mancini Institute of Jazz
Dean: Shelly Berg

It is my distinct pleasure to be the artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. The Henry Mancini Institute is unique in the world.  It is an amazing opportunity for the next generation of musicians and I believe they will become important musical leaders in years to come.

While most know me as a jazz recording artist, my career has always spanned multi-genres. I know my experience will be valuable to those participating in the Institute today. I compose extensively for film and orchestra; my recent projects are in opera and theater.

I was born in New Orleans, and still reside there; the region informs and inspires my music.  I travel extensively and look forward to adopting Miami as my “home away from home.”  Miami is a cultural hot spot, and I will enjoy interacting with musicians from all over the globe who are equally inquisitive about the uplifting power of music and the joy it brings to others.

In addition to dynamic new concerts and recording sessions with students, I host a series of informal salons that I hope will serve as a catalyst for conversations about jazz, film, opera, theater, visual arts, and other art forms in the community. I look forward to seeing you at a Henry Mancini Institute event very soon.

If you are a prospective graduate student interested in being a Mancini Fellow, please contact our Graduate Admissions office for Frost School of Music application and audition information.

If you are a school or community representative interested in partnering with the Henry Mancini Institute for music education outreach or for a community concert through our HMI Outbound program, please contact HMI Coordinator Steve Guerra at

The Henry Mancini Institute at the Frost School of Music presents thrilling concerts throughout the year.  HMI also delivers engaging community outreach programs that truly makes a positive impact on the world.  For a list of HMI concerts, please visit Events at the Frost School of Music website.

To learn more about the Frost School of Music University of Miami Henry Mancini Institute of Jazz.

Henry Mancini Institute
P.O. Box 248125
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Telephone: 305-284-2241