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D.M.A. Students

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  • Mafer Guglielmina

    Peruvian Flutist Mafer Guglielmina is a versatile performer and educator. As a soloist, she has performed as a featured concerto winner with the Frost Wind Ensemble, the Penn State Chamber Orchestra, the Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She has also won top prizes in solo competitions internationally, most recently receiving Silver Medal in the Berliner International Music Competition, Peru’s Concurso Internacional de Flautistas, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Competition (Pennsylvania), White Lake Young Artist Competition (Michigan), and Wisconsin Flute Festival Collegiate and Young Artist competitions. As an orchestral flutist and chamber musician, she has recently performed and subbed with the New World Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Naples Festival Orchestra, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Penn’s Woods Music Festival and is the flutist of a local newly-formed woodwind quintet, Sunset Winds. Mafer is currently pursuing a D.MA. under Jennifer Grim at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where she is a Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program TA and a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow. She is also an Adjunct Flute Instructor at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay and teaches private flute lessons in the Miami area. She has an M.M. degree from The Pennsylvania State University and B.M. from Western Michigan University.


  • Cameron Cullen

    A UK national, Cameron’s performing career has taken him to Europe and the USA, including performances at both the Royal Albert and Carnegie Halls. During his time in America he has played extensively with the Yale Philharmonia, and appeared more recently with the Orchestra of St Luke’s in New York.

    Cameron began his music education at the Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama where his primary mentor switched from Paul Edmund-Davies to Roger Armstrong and Jonathan Burgess. He later earned two Master’s degrees from the Yale School of Music, taught by Ransom Wilson, whose Lifetime Achievement Award tribute concert at the 2022 NFA Convention featured Cameron twice. While at Yale, he developed his passion for new music by co-founding the student-led contemporary collective Versicolor.

    As an educator, Cameron has served with the faculty of the renowned music-specialist Wells Cathedral School in England; has taught undergraduate flute lessons at Yale where his student won the University’s concerto competition; and is now a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Jennifer Grim’s flute studio at the Frost School in Miami, where he is pursuing his DMA degree in flute performance.

A.D. Students

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  • Cierra Hall

    Cierra Hall began studying classical music at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music. Currently, she is pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Miami, where she has a full-tuition scholarship.

    During her high school years, she was a featured soloist with several ensembles at the Baltimore School for the Arts. As a member of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, she has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Cierra also received the Patapsco River Maryland Women in the Arts Award.

    In New York City, Cierra served as principal flutist of the Grammy-nominated New York Youth Symphony and performed a variety of orchestral repertoire at Carnegie Hall. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Vetter -Vargas/Ukena fellowship, which awarded her $5,000 toward her musical studies. At Manhattan School of Music, Cierra’s wind quintet was a selected winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition.

    At the University of Miami, Cierra is a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow giving her the opportunity to perform works from genres including jazz, classical, and pop. As an orchestral musician, Cierra has performed with Symphonia Boca Raton. She has attended Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Kent Blossom Music Festival.

    This past summer, Cierra attended Festival Napa Valley. In the past, she has performed in masterclasses for Demarre McGill, Nadine Asin, Amy Porter, and Ransom Wilson. In 2022, Cierra received an honorable mention for the Pierians Young Arts Award.

    Aside from performing, Cierra is a dedicated music teacher. She is a teaching artist for Miami Music Project, which is designed to bring music to children from underserved communities.


M.M. Students

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  • Julia Carey

    Julia Carey is a first-year student in the master’s of flute performance program at the Frost School of Music, studying with Jennifer Grim. Originally from New Jersey, Julia received both a Bachelor’s of Music Education and Bachelor’s of Music Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Wells School of Music, where she studied with Kimberly Reighley and Frances Tate. At WCU, Julia served as the principal flutist of the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Symphony Orchestra for most of her undergraduate career. 

    As an accomplished flutist, Julia has won prizes in various competitions, including Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Young Artist and Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia’s Collegiate Artist and Young Artist. Julia is also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Chamber Winds, a dectet focused on performing music by underrepresented composers and educational outreach in the southeastern Pennsylvania school districts. 

    Julia is currently the Career Education Graduate Assistant at the University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center where she is currently trying to create career readiness resources to help Frost students excel post-graduation. Outside of her studies, Julia enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing with her cats.

B.M. Students

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  • Lia Suk

    Lia is from Brookline Massachusetts. While attending Brookline High School, she was a member of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and studied with Judy Grant. Over the summers, she had attended programs such as Greenwood Music Camp and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Outside of flute, Lia enjoys singing, baking, and watching TV shows.





  • Christopher Enriques

    Christopher Enriques is majoring in Music Education. From Norwalk, CT, Enriques attended P-TECH Norwalk. 









  • Tessa Goddu

    I am from New Hartford, Connecticut, and have studied with Janet Arms, Bart Feller, and Wendy Stern. I have performed as a member of various chamber and large ensembles through the Hartt Community Division at the University of Hartford, and have received recognition in the Hartford Musical Club, Windham Regional Arts, New York Flute Club, and Hartford Symphony young musicians competitions. I have attended Kinhaven Music School and ARIA International Summer Academy summer music programs, among others. In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my cats and ice skating.




  • Rafael Mendez

    Born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Rafael Méndez made his intermediate studies with Alaima Gonzalez, principal flute at the National Symphony Orchestra, at the National Conservatory of Music. He has performed as first flute and piccolo at the Dominican Wind Orchestra where he played as a soloist in 2016, the National Youth Symphony Orchestra, where he participated in the Young Euro Classic Festival 2019, and the Conservatory's Orchestra. He traveled to Lucknow, India to participate in a concert representing the Dominican Republic. He also participated in the Galway Flute Festival 2019 and was awarded a new Gemeinhardt Flute. He has been invited to play piccolo with the National Symphony Orchestra several times, with which he recently performed Mahler's Symphony No. 2. Also, he has performed at festivals and important events, in places such as the National Palace, with other various orchestras of the country, and with the Flautístico Nymph Project flute ensemble.

  • Abigail Peel

    Abigail Peel was born into a musical family, and although she started piano lessons at a young age, she discovered her love for the flute when she was 10 years old. Abigail has studied the flute with Catherine Gregory and Dr. Jane Bent. During high school, Abigail was the principal flutist in the Lawrence Community Music School’s Wind Ensemble and won the Young Artist Festival Concerto Competition. Abigail has also competed in various piano competitions as well as the NCFCA National Speech and Debate Competition with her speech titled The Benefits of Music. She has attended the Decoda Summer Music Festival where she learned about creating interactive musical performances. Abigail regularly accompanies at her church on both the flute and piano. When Abigail is not playing the flute, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, biking, and skiing. 

  • Emma Terlizzi

    Emma Terlizzi is from Niantic, Connecticut, and is pursuing a major in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. Before attending Frost, Emma participated in Hartt Preparatory Academy at the Hartt School of Music, where she studied under Allison Hughes. During her first year here, she has played with Flute Ensemble, is a member of the Alpha Mu Music Therapy Club, and volunteers with Miami Jam Sessions. Emma is grateful and honored to be part of such a welcoming and talented studio.



  • Rodrigo Rodriguez

    A native of Venezuela, Rodrigo Rodriguez is a flutist and recent graduate of the Osceola County School for the Arts in Kissimmee, Florida. He has participated in the Florida Music Education Association’s All-state ensembles since 2019. He appeared in Carnegie Hall with OCSA’s Symphony Orchestra as principal flute. He took part in the YOLA National Festival, participating in chamber music and the symphony orchestra. Rodrigo collaborated with flute professor Jennifer Grim, and worked under the batons of Roderick Cox and Gustavo Dudamel, ending the program with a performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. He appeared on NPR’s From the Top, and was awarded their Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, a $10,000 scholarship that enabled him to purchase a new high-quality flute. For the past two summers, Rodrigo has had the incredible opportunity of participating in the National Youth Orchestra 2. He currently serves as principal at Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Symphonic Orchestra. Rodrigo was also selected as a finalist for the National YoungArts Competition in the classical music discipline. When not making music, Rodrigo enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and loves traditional Venezuelan food.

  • Ben Novotny

    Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  Ben Novotny is a freshman in the Frost Flute Studio, studying Music Performance.  He is a student of Jennifer Steele and Rhian Kenny of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as a piano student of Victoria and Helen Reusch. Throughout his secondary years, Ben played with the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra, Three Rivers Young Peoples’ Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. An avid piccolo player, he has served as the Principal Piccoloist for the PMEA All-State Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Side-by-Side. An amateur woodwind doubler, Ben can also be found in the musical pit! Other highlights include masterclass performances for Alison Fierst, Lorna McGhee and Amal Gochenour, among others. In the future, he hopes to play in a military band. When not playing music, Ben can be found studying history, staying active, and traveling.

  • Isabel Bu

    Isabel Bu is majoring in flute performance, and is from San Francisco, California. She attended San Francisco High School of the Arts, where she took dance, art, and music classes from a young age in their Young Artists Program, and discovered her love for the flute in high school. She received second place in the Silicon Valley Music Competition (high school woodwind division) and a Special Merit Award from the Bay Area Creative Foundation. She also attended various summer music festivals including the Interlochen Flute Intensive and New England Conservatory Summer Orchestra Institute.