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Caroline Shaw wins Grammy Award

Recipients of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Sunday, April 3. Please join us in congratulating Caroline Shaw and the Yale School of Music artists who were nominated in November.


Grammy Winner

Composer Caroline Shaw ’07MM won a Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” category for Narrow Sea, an album of music performed by soprano Dawn Upshaw, pianist Gilbert Kalish, and Sō Percussion, whose members include Eric Cha-Beach ’07MM, Josh Quillen ’06MM, Adam Sliwinski ’03MM ’04MMA ’09DMA, and Jason Treuting ’01MM ’02AD.

Grammy Nominees

Conductor Craig Hella Johnson ’90MMA ’95DMA and Conspirare received a nomination in the “Best Choral Performance” category for The Singing Guitar

Seven Pillars, an album of music by composer Andy Akiho ’11MM and performed by Sandbox Percussion—Jonny Allen ’13MM ’14AD, Victor Caccese ’13MM, Ian David Rosenbaum ’10MM ’11AD, and Terry Sweeney ’15MM—was nominated in the "Best Classical Composition" and “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” categories.

Third Coast Percussion received a nomination in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” category for Archetypes. Percussionist David Skidmore ’08MM is a member of the ensemble.  

Faculty violinist Augustin Hadelich’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006, was nominated in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” category.

The Arching Path, an album of music by composer Christopher Cerrone ’09MM ’10MMA ’14DMA was nominated in the “Best Classical Compendium” category. The album features performances by composer and pianist Timo Andres ’07BA ’09MM, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum ’10MM ’11AD, and clarinetist Mingzhe Wang ’03MM ’04AD ’06MMA ’12DMA.