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IU Jacobs School of Music Grammy 2016 contenders to watch for

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Feb. 15, 2016

Percussionist Michael Spiro and trombonist Wayne Wallace

Percussionist Michael Spiro and trombonist Wayne Wallace

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The countdown to “music’s biggest night” has begun, with the Grammy Award telecast beginning at 8 p.m. EST tonight on CBS.

Per usual, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has a number of faculty and alumni who contributed to recordings contending for music’s most prestigious award. Here are a number to watch for:

John Fedchock

John Fedchock

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  • Faculty members Wayne Wallace, trombone, and Michael Spiro, percussion, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet’s “Intercambio”: Best Latin Jazz Album
  • Adjunct faculty member John Fedchock, trombone and arrangement, John Fedchock New York Big Band’s “You and the Night and the Music” from “Like It Is”: Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
  • Alumna Laura Sisk, engineer, Taylor Swift’s “1989”: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year (“Blank Space”), others
  • Alumna Angela Brown, soprano, “Ask Your Mama”: Best Engineered Album–Classical, Best Classical Compendium, Producer of the Year–Classical (Judith Sherman)
  • Alumnus Aaron Sheehan, early music tenor, Boston Baroque’s “Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria” and Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra’s “Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe”: both up for Best Opera Recording, “Monteverdi” also for Best Engineered Album–Classical
  • Alumnus Daniel Shirley, tenor, “Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria”: Best Opera Recording, Best Engineered Album–Classical
  • Alumna Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano, New Budapest Orpheum Society’s “As Dreams Fall Apart—The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music (1925–1955)”: Best Classical Compendium