Orchestra and Band Faculty
Michael Scott, Concert Band Director
The Frost Young Musicians' Camp is happy to introduce our new Orchestra Director!
Jorge Padrón is the orchestra director at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Often noted for his high standards and insistence on good technique, his performing groups were awarded straight "superior" ratings at district evaluations this past year, being the only non-magnet high school orchestra to do so. He teaches three orchestra classes along with elective guitar courses and AP Music Theory. He was nominated Rookie Teacher of the Year at Palmetto High School for the 2015-2016 school year and was recognized by the Village of Palmetto Bay and the Miami-Dade County School District for his "exemplary public service." When not teaching, he is a sought-after adjudicator for the Florida Orchestra Association and the Dade County Music Educators Association, as well as various other district music festivals. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. While at the Frost School, he studied clarinet with Margaret Donaghue, violin with Scott Flavin, and harpsichord with Frank Cooper.