Dean Shelly Berg surprised alumni Raul Midón at his Frost Music Live performance Thursday, November 7, with the schools most prestigious honor, the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.

 Midon, (B.M. ’90), returned to perform in celebration of University of Miami’s Homecoming Week as part of the Frost Music Live Concert Series.  

Dean Berg stated: “Raul Midón is so deserving of this award. He truly personifies what a student of our school can achieve. This was a special evening, a special performance and a thrill to be able to honor Raul’s extraordinary talent and exemplary accomplishments during our Homecoming Week celebration.”

Midón stated: “I just need to say - I learned so much being here... And I was able to take what I learned and make it work. Everywhere in the world, I have met people who came to the University of Miami in my industry. Thank you for having me here and letting me come to this distinguished place."

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