Two faculty members and one alumna from Steinhart’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions received four 2016 Grammy Award nominations.
Jazz legend and instructor in the jazz studies program, John Scofield, received two nominations, one for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Jazz Solo Performance, both for his album Past Present. Julia Wolfe, associate professor of music composition and founder of the music collective Bang On a Can All Stars, was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Anthracite Fields, which also won the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.
Alumna Ruthie Ann Miles (‘07, Vocal Performance), was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for The King and I, the show for which she also received a 2016 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.
The Grammy Awards, which are awarded annually and comprise a broad mix of the music industry’s best and brightest over the past year, will be announced on February 15, 2016 at a ceremony in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.