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Frost School of Music Faculty and Alumni Garner 10 GRAMMY Nominations

Updated: Dec 10, 2020



The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami congratulates its esteemed faculty and gifted alumni honored with GRAMMY nominations announced November 24th, 2020.


Maria Schneider, a five time GRAMMY Award winner, who serves as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute received two nominations in association with her latest release Data Lords, marking her 16th total nomination. In 2004 Maria, who blazed the trail for crowd funding recordings, made history receiving the first GRAMMY• for an internet only sales album.


This marks the 11th nomination for Frost’s Studio Music and Jazz Lecturer, pianist/composter and producer Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album for Viento Y Tiempo -- Live at Blue Note Tokoyo. Gonzalo has two GRAMMY• wins as producer for Charlie Haden albums in 2001 and 2004.


Frost alumni nominated this year exhibit incredible musical diversity. Chorus Master James Kelly Bass (D.M.A. ’05), already a three-time nominee, received three nominations. Neal J. Avron (B.M. ’87), a GRAMMY winning mixer/producer who has worked with artists ranging from Twenty-One Pilots, Sara Bareilles, Fall Out Boy and Linken Park was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album and Carmen Lundy (B.M. ’80) for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Rounding out the list is Jeremy Adam Levy (B.M. 04), and Pat Metheny each in separate arranger categories.


“The consistent high achievements of Frost faculty and alumni each year is truly extraordinary and inspiring,” stated Dean Shelton G. Berg. “Being acknowledged by your peers for excellence in recording is the ultimate reward in music. I applaud and congratulate our 2021 class of GRAMMY Nominees.”


A complete list of the Frost School faculty and alumni nominees follows:

GONAZLO RUBALCABA, STUDIO MUSIC AND JAZZ LECTURER

*Best Latin Jazz Album Viento Y Tiempo -- Live at Blue Note Tokoyo

(Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymee Nuviola)

MARIA SCHNEIDER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE

*Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album--Data Lords

*Best Instrumental Composition--Sputnik


NEAL J. AVRON, B.M. ’87

* Best Musical Theater Album--Jagged Little Pill


JAMES KELLY BASS, D.M.A. ’05

*Best Engineered Album, Classical-- Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

* Best Choral Performance--Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshuah

*Best Contemporary Classical Composition--Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

JEREMY ADAM LEVY, M.M. ’04

*Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella--Uranus: The Magician


CARMEN LUNDY, B.M. ‘80,

*Best Jazz Vocal Album --Modern Ancestors

PAT METHENY

*Best Arrangement Instrumental & Vocals

(Pat Metheny featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)

Alan Broadbant and Pat Metheny, arranger

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of the GRAAMY Awards. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Jan. 31, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.