Two NYU Steinhardt Alumnae Win Grammy Awards

Two alumnae from NYU Steinhardt were among the honorees at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Darcy Proper (credit Wisseloord)

Darcy Proper (BMUS, ’90) received an award for Best Surround Sound Album for her work as sound mastering engineer on Early Americans. Proper’s is a four-time Grammy winner; she has earned a total of ten nominations in her career.  Proper shared the award with Jim Anderson, an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer, who serves as professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU Tisch.

Nancy Whang (BS, ’00) of LCD Soundsystem won for Best Dance Recording for the band’s song,“Tonite.”  She is a graduate of Steinhardt’s studio art program.

Nancy Whang (credit: Wikipedia)

Two faculty members – Alan Ferber and Chris Potter (Steinhardt, ’06) – from the Jazz Studies program in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions were each nominated in jazz categories. Ferber was nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and Potter was nominated from Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Christopher McClenney (Steinhardt, ’17) was also nominated for Best R&B Song for writing “Location.”