Publication Date



Open access

Embargo Period


Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)


Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense


First Committee Member

Gary D. Green

Second Committee Member

Margaret A. Donaghue Flavin

Third Committee Member

Dale W. Underwood

Fourth Committee Member

Paul F. Wilson


The scope and focus of this essay is the repertoire performed, commissioned, and premiered by the Frost Wind Ensemble during Gary Green’s tenure as Director of Bands at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, 1993 – present (2012). It includes a detailed catalog of all repertoire performed by the Frost Wind Ensemble in three different formats: by composer, by title, and also as a rendering of the actual concert programs. In addition to the chapters containing the various sorted repertoire catalogs, the essay devotes two chapters to chronological lists of works that have been commissioned (individually or through a consortium) or premiered by Mr. Green and the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble. This essay is a much-needed addition to wind-ensemble research regarding the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble’s influence and role in encouraging a significant and lasting repertoire for the medium. It is my hope that conductors, performers, and other interested parties will find this a useful resource not simply for information about pieces this ensemble has performed or commissioned, but as an account of how the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble serves as a model for others in approaching this work with passion, dedication, and commitment to only the best in music.


Wind Band/Ensemble, Repertoire, Commission, Premiere, Frost Wind Ensemble, Gary Green