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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni have garnered numerous nominations for the coveted 2023 Grammy Awards.
Three Jacobs School representatives are nominated for their contributions to “Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11,” competing for Best Choral Performance. Multi-Grammy-winning faculty member Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and alumna Ailyn Pérez, soprano, are featured soloists on the recording, while trombone professor Denson Paul Pollard, also a multi-Grammy Award winner, is nominated as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Pollard is additionally nominated as a member of the Met Orchestra for his work on Aucoin’s “Eurydice” and Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” going for Best Opera Recording, as well as “A Concert For Ukraine,” vying for Best Classical Compendium.
As a member of Wild Up, Ji Yeon (Jiji) Kim played both classical and electric guitar on the ensemble’s album “Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy.” The album’s track “Stay On It” contends for Best Orchestral Performance. Currently a visiting artist at Jacobs, Kim will join the school’s faculty as associate professor of music in guitar in August 2023.
Peter Erskine is one of the Jacobs School’s most famous alumni and one of the world’s most famous drummers. He is up for his third Grammy Award with his trio’s “Live in Italy” in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.
The Recording Academy will present the 65th Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Offering more than 1,100 performances annually, including five operas, three ballets and a musical, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a leading role in educating performers, scholars, composers, music educators and audio engineers around the globe. Its 170-plus full-time faculty members include performers, scholars and teachers of international renown.