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Alumni Gazette

NOMINEESThe Grammy Goes to . . .

The Eastman School of Music is well represented among the nominees for the 61st edition of the Grammy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The ceremony to announce the winners takes place in February.

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Steve Gadd ’68E, The Steve Gadd Band

Best Jazz Vocal Album: The Subject Tonight Is Love, with Gary Versace, associate professor of jazz studies and contemporary media

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: John Hollenbeck ’90E, ’91E (MM), All Can Work

Best Musical Theater Album: Carousel, featuring Renée Fleming ’83E (MM)

Producer of the Year Classical: Blanton Alspaugh, credits include Paterson: Three Way—A Trio Of One-Act Operas (by Rob Paterson ’95E); David Frost, credits include Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, with Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) and Erin Morley ’02E

Best Opera Recording: John Adams, Doctor Atomic, with Julia Bullock ’09E; Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, with Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) and Erin Morley ’02E

Best Solo Vocal Album: Schubert Winterreise, with Randall Scarlata ’92E; Songs of Orpheus, with Karim Sulayman ’98E

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Mazzoli, Vespers for Violin, with Olivia De Prato ’05E

Eastman also has several alumni included in the orchestras that played on nominated albums, including the Pittsburgh, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco Symphonies. And D. J. Sparr ’97E played a guitar concerto on Kenneth Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush, which is a nominee for Best Classical Compendium.