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Congratulations to our Department's Grammy Nominees

Gregg August and his album cover

Congratulations to String Studies Artist Faculty Gregg August on his first Grammy nomination! His album Dialogues on Race is nominated in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. When the record was released over the summer, Professor August wrote, “My hope is that Dialogues on Race can in some small way serve as an integrated musical bridge to awareness, and maybe even stand as an affirmation against racism and injustice.” The album includes Concert Composition alum and recent addition to the Music Composition faculty Shelley Washington on vocals. Tyler McDiarmid, who teaches guitar in our Jazz Studies program, is the record’s audio engineer.

Music Business and Music Technology adjunct faculty member Juan Cristobal Losada's project Infinito by Edward Bonilla is nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album. JC signed the artist to his label, produced the album, mixed, mastered, and published it! He is also our Music Business program’s Producer-in-Residence.

String Studies visiting professor Peter Herresthal is the violin soloist on an album of works by Kaija Saariaho that is nominated for Best Classical Compendium.

Director of Jazz Studies Dave Pietro plays on the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s Data Lords, also nominated in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category.

In addition, Music Technology alum Emily Lazar is nominated as the mastering engineer on three Album of the Year nominees by Haim, Coldplay, and Jacob Collier.