IU Faculty And Alumni Nominated For Grammys
Faculty and alumni from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have been nominated for Grammy awards. Faculty members Wayne Wallace and Michael Spiro earned their seventh and ninth nominations, respectively.
The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet is nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album for its album Intercambio. The album was released on Wallace’s Patois label. Wallace, a jazz professor at IU, is joined in the nomination by Spiro, an associate professor of percussion. It’s the group’s third nomination in the category.
Early music tenor and IU alumnus Aaron Sheehan is featured in two songs nominated for Best Opera Recording. The songs are "Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria" with Boston Baroque and "Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe" with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra.
Sheehan won last year in the same category. He is joined on "Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria" by tenor Daniel Shirley, who recently earned his doctorate. The song is also nominated for Best Engineered Classical Album.
IU Recording Arts alumna Laura Sisk also contributed engineering skills on the Taylor Swift album 1989 which has earned multiple nominations, including Album of the Year.
The Grammy Awards will be held February 15.