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IU Jacobs School of Music Grammy nominees include faculty, students, alumni

Dec. 14, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – While it is not unusual for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to annually have several members of its faculty, student and alumni body nominated for or on a recording that is nominated for a Grammy Award, it is unusual for the list to include members from all three groups, as it does this year.

Leading the charge is faculty violinist, and virtuoso, Joshua Bell. He is up for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for “Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26” from “Bruch: Scottish Fantasy.” He is not only the soloist on the album but also directed the Academy of St Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra on the recording.

Faculty trumpeter John Raymond played, arranged and composed on Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band’s “Presence” release, which is nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

Horn students Nathan Goldin and Nicolas Perez performed on “Harbison, Ruggles & Stucky: Orchestral Works” by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is vying for Best Orchestral Performance. Goldin studies with Rick Seraphinoff, while Perez is a student of Jeff Nelsen.

Numerous Jacobs School of Music alumni participated on recordings that received nominations. Among them are:

• Aubrey Allicock, bass-baritone, “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Best Opera Recording
• Randy Brecker, trumpet, “Anniversary,” Best Tropical Latin Album
• Andrew Hey, engineer, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” Best Musical Theater Album
• Jerry Hey, kazoo, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
• Matt Holman, trumpet and flugelhorn, “All Can Work,” Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
• Matt Mitchell, piano, organ and keyboard, “All Can Work,” Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
• Elizabeth Ostrow, producer, Producer of the Year, Classical
• Alan Pasqua, piano, “Chris Dave and the Drumhedz,” Best Urban Contemporary Album
• Laura Sisk, engineer, “Beautiful Trauma” (Pink) and “Reputation” (Taylor Swift), Best Pop Vocal Album; “Masseduction,” Best Rock Song; “Masseduction,” Best Alternative Album
• Mike Valerio, bass, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
• Daniel Zuluaga, lute, “ARC,” Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

The 61st annual Grammy Awards will be presented live by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences on Sunday, Feb. 10, in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS.

Offering more than 1,100 performance events annually, including five operas, one musical and three ballets, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music plays a leading role in educating performers, scholars, composers, music educators and audio engineers around the globe. Its 180 full-time faculty members include performers, scholars and teachers of international renown.

Linda Cajigas
Assistant Director of Communications
IU Jacobs School of Music
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