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Six Frost School Alumni Receive Multiple Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominations



The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce six of our school alumni have received 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY®Awards nominations in multiple categories for a total of 13 nominations. The Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards is the preeminent international honor that celebrates excellence in Latin music and is the only peer-presented Latin music accolade.

Alumni receiving nominations include: Julio Reyes Copello (M.M. ’00) who tops the list with four, George Noriega, (B.M.’96) and Carlos Fernando López (B.M. ’12), each with three nominations and Raquel Sofia (BM ’09), Jose Valentino (M.M. ’10) and Ernesto Fernandez (M.M. ’13, D.M.A. ‘16), each received one nomination. Julio Reyes Copello and Carlos Fernandez López are long time collaborators and share nominations in two categories-– Album and Record of the Year. It is worthy to note that Carlos Fernando López was also nominated, along with Jose Valentino in the category of Best Classical Composition for Sacre, his final project to receive his Master’s in Composition at Frost.

Dean Shelton G. Berg stated: "The Frost School is geographically placed in the center of interaction between the US and Latin America, which is reflected in our diverse student population, and collaboration from many Latin American music wells.  We are immensely proud that our culture and teaching has contributed to the success of these gifted and brilliant Alumni, and so happy for them to have been recognized by their peers for making some of the most outstanding recordings of the year."

A complete list of Frost School of Music alumni nominees follows:

JULIO REYES COPELLO (M.M. ’00)


Record of the Year

· LO QUE EN TI VEO: Julio Reyes Copello, record producer and recording engineer; Carlos Fernando López, recording engineer

· CONTIGO: Julio Reyes Copello, producer and recording engineer

Album Of The Year

· MESA PARA DOS: Julio Reyes Copello, album producer and recording engineer; Carlos Fernando López, recording engineer

· PAUSA: Julio Reyes Copello, album producer and album recording engineer

GEORGE NORIEGA, (B.M.’96)


Record of the Year

· TUTU

Best Engineered Album

· 3:33

Producer of the Year

• Amor y Traición (Cabas) (S) • Mundo Paralelo (Monsieur Periné, Pedro Capó) (S) • No Ha Parado De Llover (Maná & Sebastián Yatra) (S) • No Le Llames Amor (Yuridia) (S) • No Pienso Volver (Ednita Nazario) (S) • No Vuelvas (Ednita Nazario) (S) • Puta (J Mena) (S) • Te Dejo Ir (Andrés Cepeda) (S) • Vamos A Mi Ritmo (Lasso & Isabela Souza) (S)

CARLOS FERNANDEZ LÓPEZ (B.M. ’12)


Record of the Year

· LO QUE EN TI VEO: Julio Reyes Copello, record producer and recording engineer; Carlos Fernando López, recording engineer

Album of the Year

· MESA PARA DOS: Julio Reyes Copello, album producer and recording engineer; Carlos Fernando López, recording engineer

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

· SACRE

RAQUEL SOFIA (B.M. ’ 09)


Best Pop Song

AMOR EN CUARENTENA

JOSE VALENTINO (M.M. ‘10)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

· SACRE

ERNESTO FERNANDEZ (M.M. ’13, D.M.A. ’16)


Best Tropical Album

· PA ‘LANTE


The 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards is set for Thursday, November. 19, 2020. With the theme “Music Makes Us Human,” the academy says the “reimagined telecast” will air at 8 pm ET/PT/ 7 PM CT on Univision. The show will be anchored from Miami with performances from cities around the world. Should the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic improve, the Latin Academy said it will consider a live audience telecast with nominees, presenters and performers. By ML Staff.