November 30, 2017

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Several graduates of the Eastman School of Music have received nominations in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.’s 60th GRAMMY Awards: 

  • In Category 62, Best Instrumental Composition: features two Alum as part of the JACK Quartet; Christopher Otto (BA06 BM06), John Pickford Richards (BM02 MM04) for Alkaline (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
  • In Category 69, Best Engineered Album non-classical: Bob Ludwig (BM66 MM01) for Is This The Life We Really Want?
  • In Category 81, Best Classical Compendium: Alum Nicole Cabell (BM01), soprano, is featured in Mademoiselle, Premiere Audience.

As the world’s leading society of music professionals, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. is dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and sustaining music’s past, present, and future. Winners of the Recording Academy’s 60th GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/5–8:30 pm PT. The final round of Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21. 


About Eastman School of Music: 

The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.

About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division– about 500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 20 per cent are from other countries. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Seven Pulitzer Prize winners have taught at Eastman, as have several Grammy Award winners. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 700 concerts to the Rochester community.