Frost Faculty and Alumni Receive Grammy® Award Nominations

Frost Faculty and Alumni Receive Grammy® Award Nominations

By UM News

Frost Faculty and Alumni Receive Grammy® Award Nominations

By UM News
On November 20, 2019, the Recording Academy released their 2020 GRAMMY Award nominations.
Amongst the pool of talented professionals nominated are esteemed Frost School of Music faculty member and Professor of Studio Music and Jazz Brian Lynch, and four Frost alumni.
 
Dean Shelton G. Berg stated:  “Being nominated for a Grammy Award and recognized by your peers is the highest form of recognition in the music industry.  To reach this level of excellence is granted to a very select group and I am extremely proud The Recording Academy acknowledged our faculty and alumni’s achievements with this prestigious honor!”

The Frost School of Music and the University of Miami community are proud to congratulate the following nominees:
 
Brian Lynch, Faculty, Studio Music and Jazz
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    • The Omni-American Book Club – Brian Lynch Big Band
  • Best Instrumental Composition
    • Crucible for Crisis – Brian Lynch
 
Michael Thomas, B.M. ’08
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    • One Day Wonder – Terraza Big Band
 
Eric Alexandrakis, M.M ’96 
  • Best Spoken Word Album
    • I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years as A Two-Time Cancer Survivor
 
Scott M. Riesett, M.M. ‘95
  • Best Musical Theater Album
    • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations (producer)
 
Cristian Macelaru, B.M. ’03 
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo
    • MARSALIS: VIOLIN CONCERTO; FIDDLE DANCE SUITE
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition
    • MARSALIS: VIOLIN CONCERTO; FIDDLE DANCE SUITE
 

The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be telecast live on January 26, 2020 on the CBS Television Network.