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Yale alumni victorious at Grammys

roomfulofteeth-grammys On January 26, 2014, several Yale School of Music alumni won Grammy awards. Thomas Newman ’77BA ’78MM won in the "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media" category for his score for the James Bond film Skyfall, and Brad Wells ’05DMA and his ensemble Roomful of Teeth won in the "Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance" for the group's self-titled debut album. Roomful of Teeth is a vocal ensemble founded and directed by Wells whose members include alumni Estelí Gomez ’08BA, Caroline Shaw ’07MM, Eric Dudley ’03MM ’04MMA ’11DMA, Dashon Burton ’11MM, and Virginia Warnken ’13MM. The group performed at the pre-telecast ceremony; the video is online here, with the ensemble's performance at about 1:09. Thomas Newman Roomful of Teeth’s eponymous album features compositions by Rinde Eckert ’75MM, Judd Greenstein ’04MM, Sarah Kirkland Snider ’05MM ’06AD, and group member Caroline Shaw '07MM.

Grammy nominations

The vocal quartet New York Polyphony  was nominated in the "Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance" for the album Times Go by Turns. Members of the ensemble include  Christopher Dylan Herbert ’02BA and Steven Caldicott Wilson ’07MM. 

The National was nominated in the "Best Alternative Music Album" category for Trouble Will Find Me. The group includes Bryce Dessner ’98BA ’99MM