Frost Faculty and Alumni Receive 2019 Grammy Nominations

Frost Faculty and Alumni Receive 2019 Grammy Nominations

By UM News

Frost Faculty and Alumni Receive 2019 Grammy Nominations

By UM News
The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be telecast live on February 10, 2019 on the CBS Television Network.
On December 7, 2018, the Recording Academy released their 2019 Grammy Award nominees. Amongst the pool of talented professionals nominated, are three esteemed Frost School of Music faculty members and six alumni: two of which are a current graduate students. 
 
In commenting Dean Shelton G. Berg stated:  “I couldn’t be more proud of the recognition received today from the Recording Academy for our esteemed Frost School of Music faculty, alumni and even a current graduate student. These professionals truly permeate the highest level of performance, composition, production, and business, and to be recognized by their peers with a Grammy Award nomination, is the ultimate acknowledgment. ”
 
The Frost School of Music and the University of Miami community are proud to congratulate the following nominees:
 
FACULTY
John Daversa – Chair/Associate Professor of Studio Music and Jazz
Nominated for three Grammys for American Dreamers Voices of  Hope Music and Freedom with Daca Artists
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble
  • Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella (Stars and Stripes Forever)
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Don’t Fence Me In)
 
Dafnis Prieto – Assistant Professor of Practice (Drums) of Studio Music and Jazz
  • Best Latin Jazz Album (Back To The Sunset)
 
Craig Morris—Associate Professor of Trumpet/Chamber Music Coach
  • Best Instrumental Classical Performance (Philip Glass: Three Pieces In The Shape of a Square)
 
ALUMNI
Joshua Henry (BM ‘06)
  • Best Musical Theatre Album (Carousel-as one of the principal vocalists)
 
Raquel Sofia (BM ’09)
  • Best Latin Pop Album (2:00 a.m.)
 
Carlos Fernando Lopez (BM ’12) and a current graduate composition student
  • Best Latin Pop Album – (Prometo by Pablo Alboran) – production, engineer, programming, arranging and mixing
 
Natalia Ramirez (MU ’17) and in Arts Presenting
  • Best Latin Pop Album – (Prometo by Pablo Alboran) --vocal recording engineer and studio coordinator.
Julio Reyes Copello (MM ’00)
  • Best Latin Pop Album – (Prometo by Pablo Alboran) – production, engineer, programming, arranging and mixing
 
The Wood Brothers – (Jonathan S. Rix / Jano Rix) (BM ’99)
  • Best Americana Album (One Drop Of Truth) 
 
OF NOTE
 
Lansing McLoskey – Professor of Composition
  • Best Choral Performance (McCloskey: Zealot Canticles)
(The nomination is for the choral performance of Lansing McLoskey’s composition)
 
Kenneth D. Fuchs (BM ‘79)
  • Best Classical Compendium (Fuchs: Piano Concerto 'Spiritualist'; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush)
(The nomination is for the artist, producer, and engineer associated with the recording of Kenneth Fuch’s composition)

 

 

If you know of any Frost alumni who was nominated for a Grammy Award not mentioned above, please let us know: Frostcommunications@miami.edu