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Frost School Of Music Faculty And Alumni Garner 10 GRAMMY Nominations

Victoria Wasylak • News • January 4, 2021

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The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has recognized its many esteemed faculty and gifted alumni honored with 2021 GRAMMY nominations.

Maria Schneider, a five time GRAMMY Award winner, who serves as artistic director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute, received two nominations in association with her latest release Data Lords, marking her 16th total nomination.

This also marks the 11th nomination for Frost’s studio music and jazz lecturer, pianist/composter and producer Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who was nominated for “Best Latin Jazz Album” for Viento Y Tiempo — Live at Blue Note Tokyo.

Frost alumni nominated this year exhibit incredible musical diversity. Chorus master James Kelly Bass (D.M.A. ’05) received three nominations. Neal J. Avron (B.M. ’87), was nominated for “Best Musical Theater Album.” Carmen Lundy (B.M. ’80) was nominated for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Rounding out the list is Jeremy Adam Levy (B.M. 04), and Pat Metheny, each in separate arranger categories.

“The consistent high achievements of Frost faculty and alumni each year is truly extraordinary and inspiring,” stated Dean Shelton G. Berg. “Being acknowledged by your peers for excellence in recording is the ultimate reward in music. I applaud and congratulate our 2021 class of GRAMMY Nominees.”

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