Eastman School of Music Alumni and Faculty Receive Grammy Nominations

November 22, 2019

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Several graduates and a faculty member of the Eastman School of Music have received nominations in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards: 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Scenery, Bob Ludwig ‘66E (BM), ‘01E (MM)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Perpetuum, Third Coast Percussion, Sean Connors ‘04E, Freedom & Faith, Nick Revel ’08 (BM), Curtis Stewart ’08 (BM, BA)

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Riley: The Suns (Kronos Quartet)

Bob Ludwig ’66 (BM), mastering engineer; Sunny Yang ’04 (BM), cellist of Kronos Quartet

Best Immersive Audio Album: The Savior, Bob Ludwig ‘66E (BM), ‘01E (MM)

Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs De Versailles, Paul O’Dette, Zachary Wilder ‘06E, John Taylor Ward ‘10E, and Brian Giebler ‘10E.

Eastman also has several alumni included in the following orchestras that played on nominated albums, including: the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, Albany, and Rochester orchestras.

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 62nd GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Sunday, January 26, 2020, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/5–8:30 pm PT. 

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.

More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Guggenheim Fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community.