Grammy Time

By UM News

Grammy Time

By UM News
The Frost School of Music community celebrates with several wins at the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami was well-represented at Sunday’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards with alums bringing home several wins in categories ranging from classical, engineering, jazz and rock.

Brian Losch, a recent graduate of the Music Engineering Technology program, garnered a 2014 Grammy Win in the Best Engineered Classical Album category for his work on singer Dawn Upshaw’s <i>Winter Morning Walks</i> (ArtistShare). The album also garnered two wins for both Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Classical Vocal Solo for UM alumna Maria Schneider, who attended UM for a short time and who composed and orchestrated the record.

UM Frost alumnus Andrew Scheps, was the engineer for a new Black Sabbath album, <i>13</i> (Vertigo/Republic), which won the Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category, and earned two other nominations in the Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song categories. Scheps earned a 2011 Grammy Award in the Album of the Year category for his engineering work on Adele’s landmark album, <i>21</i> (XL Recordings).

Triple UM alumnus, Christopher “Kip” Sullivan, a partner with Summit Records, also celebrated a Grammy win for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for his work on Randy Brecker’s <i>Night In Calisia</i> (Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic, winners).

The University of Miami also celebrated nominations for Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg, a Steinway piano artist and critically acclaimed recording artist, composer, arranger and orchestrator, who was nominated for a second Grammy Award in the Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist category for his arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” on <i>Gloria Estefan: The Standards</i> (Sony Masterworks). He was nominated in the same category last year for his arrangement of “Out There” on Lorraine Feather’s release, <i>Tales of the Unusual</i> (Jazzed Media). Berg also arranged, orchestrated and performed on Lorraine Feather’s 2014 Grammy nominated album, <i>Attachments</i>.

Multi-platinum and 7-time Grammy winning international vocal superstar, UM trustee and alumna Gloria Estefan, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category for her critically acclaimed new album, <i>Gloria Estefan: The Standards</i> (Sony Masterworks). Gloria Estefan was also the producer of the project, along with co-producers Emilio Estefan and Berg.