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Frost School of Music Alumni Collaborate and Dominate the 2021 Latin GRAMMY® Nominations



The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami congratulates its 2022 Latin GRAMMY® Award nominees. Frost alumni ruled with a total of 16 nominations once again led by 7-time Latin GRAMMY winner Julio Reyes Copello, M.M. ’00 with five and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Federico Vindver, B.M. ‘ 08 with four. The 17 total nominations represent a broad spectrum of categories including record, album and song of the year.


Alumni collaborations receiving nominations include Julio Reyes Copello, M.M. ’00 as record producer and Natalia Schlesinger, M.M. ’21 as recording engineer in the categories of Record and Album of the year, along with Jon Secada, B.M. ’83, M.M. ’86 with Frost faculty member Gonzalo Rubacalba for Best Tropical Album. These collaborations also represent the spirit, respect and success a Frost School music education can achieve.


The Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® are the preeminent international honor celebrating excellence in Latin music and the only peer-presented Latin music accolade. The 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast will air live on Univision at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The broadcast will also air on TNT (cable) at 19.00 (MEX)/20.00 (PAN-COL)/ 21.00 (VEN)/22.00 (ARG/CHI). Additional international broadcasting

partners will be announced at a later date.


Preceding the telecast is the Latin GRAMMY Premiere® ceremony, where the winners in most categories will be announced. This long-established afternoon full of unforgettable performances and heartfelt acceptance speeches will be held at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on November 18, 2021.


A complete list of Frost School of Music alumni/faculty nominees is as follows:


Federico Vindver, B.M. ’08

  • Record of the Year, as record producer for “Te Olvidaste,” C.Tangana

  • Best Alternative Song, as Songwriter for “Te Olvidaste,” C.Tangana

  • Best Rap/Hip Hop song, as songwriter for “Sana Sana,” Nathy Peluso

  • Best Engineered Album, as engineer for “El Madrileño,” C.Tangana


Julio Reyes Copello, M.M. ’00

  • Record of the Year, as record producer for “Si Hubiera As Querido,” Pablo Alboran

  • Record of the Year, as record producer and recording engineer for “Un Amor Eterno” (Version Balada), Marc Anthony

  • Album of the Year, as record producer for “Vertigo,” Pablo Alboran

  • Album of the Year, as record producer for “Mis Amores,” Paula Arenas

  • Song of the Year, as songwriter for “Si Hubiera Querido,” Pablo Alboran


Natalia Schlesinger, M.M. ’21

  • Record of the Year, as Recording engineer for “Si Hubiera As Querido,” Pablo Alboran

  • Album of the Year, as recording engineer for “Vertigo,” Pablo Alboran

Natalia Ramirez, M.A. ’17

  • Album of the Year, as recording engineer for “Mis Manos,” Camilo

Jon Secada, B.M. ’83, M.M. ’86

  • Best Traditional Tropical Album, “Solos,” Jon Secada & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Faculty, Frost School of Music

  • Best Traditional Tropical Album, “Solos,” Jon Secada & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Orlando Jacinto Garcia, M.M. ’82, D.M.A. ’85

  • Best Classical Contemporary Composition, as composer for “Cuatro,” Orlando Jacinto Garcia, featuring Amernet String Quartet

Kendall Moore, M.M. ’10, D.M.A. ’16

  • Best Arrangement, as arranger for “Blue in Green (Sky and Sea)”

Dan Warner, alumnus

  • Producer of the Year, as producer for “Blanco,” Ricardo Arjona

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Frost School of Music

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