AP LIVE Projects Provide Real-World Music Production Experience

Trailer for Lanza!Each year, the Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management Program (AP Live) adopts a school-wide project at the Frost School of Music with a broad scope that covers all areas of live event planning, budgeting, pre-production, rehearsal and production logistics, stage management, lighting, audio and technical support, marketing (social media, web and print) as well as assisting with artist relations, sponsorships, development, marketing, ticketing, box office and more.

In 2010-2011, AP Live students and faculty worked hard to produce a new musical called “Be My Love—The Mario Lanza Story,” which the students in the program renamed “LANZA!”  and worked in conjunction with the Phil Ramone Project, a special residency with multi-Grammy winning producer Phil Ramone. Their participation spanned over a year, and ranged from script rewrite suggestions, coordination of new songs with students in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, coordinating auditions with the show producers and assisting with casting, staging a “concert reading” with full orchestra on stage, props and lighting, and promoting the event in UM Gusman Concert Hall.
Read the Press Release

Watch the LANZA! Promotional Trailer:


Watch the LANZA! Behind-the-Scenes Video:


Watch the LANZA! Actor’s Reel Video featuring original music by students in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program:

All Videography by UM Communications alumnus Andrew Bryant (‘11), Roble Media. Color correction courtesy John Davidson Color.

Copyright (c) University of Miami Frost School of Music, Cat 5 Music Publishing
Book by Richard Vetere
Executive Producers Phil Ramone, Sonny Grosso

Coming Soon: LANZA! Arts Presenting Highlights Video

On April 1, 2012 students from the AP Live program will be presenting a live concert featuring Take 6 with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
Check back soon for details!