Music alumni nominated for 2023 Grammy Awards

By | November 16, 2022

A number of Faculty of Music alumni are nominated for the 2023 Grammy Awards.

Winston-Salem native and former scholar Becca Stevens (HS Music ’02) is nominated for Finest Association, Instrumental and Vocal, alongside her husband, Nathan Schram, of the Attacca Quartet for “2 + 2 = 5”, a observe from the album Becca Stevens and Attacca Quartet launched in March. Stevens, who studied in the highschool guitar program, earned a earlier nomination in 2021 for a observe from her fifth studio album, “WONDERBLOOM,” which she produced and engineered.

Becca Stevens, Attacca Quartet

Becca Stevens, Attacca Quartet

Alumnus of the highschool clarinet program, tasha warren (HS Music ’89) earned two nominations within the Finest Instrumental Composition class for “African Tales” and “Snapshots,” that are tracks from his album “Ourself Behind Ourself” with Dave Eggar. With Warren on bass clarinet and Eggar on cello, the mission creates a chamber work by six of at present’s most dynamic and influential composers, together with Paquito D’Rivera and Pascal Le Boeuf.

tasha warren

tasha warren

former scholar Joanna Gates (BM Music ’04) is nominated as a member of The Crossing for Finest Choral Efficiency for the album “Born” led by Donald Nally, Edie Hill and Michael Gilberston. Gates, who studied singing, has already received two Grammy Awards with The Crossing, in 2018 and 2019.

The passage

The Crossing / Picture: John C. Hawthorne

Former highschool violin scholar Garrett Fischbach (HS Music ’98) is nominated as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Refrain for Finest Choral Efficiency for “Verdi: Requiem – The Met Remembers 9/11”.

Garrett Fischbach

Garrett Fischbach

Former scholar and tenor chase taylor (BM Music ’07) sang the position of Nash in Terence Blanchard’s “Fireplace Shut Up in My Bones,” which was nominated for Finest Opera Recording. That is the second opera by six-time Grammy Award-winning Blanchard.

chase taylor

chase taylor

Moreover, the baritone Joshua Conyers (FPAC Music ’15), alumnus of UNCSA’s AJ Fletcher Opera Institute, sang the position of Reginald in Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Instances of Malcolm X,” which was nominated for Finest opera recording.

Joshua Conyers

Joshua Conyers / Picture: Arielle Doneson

The sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards will air dwell Sunday, Feb. 5 from the Crypto.com Enviornment in Los Angeles on CBS and the Paramount+ app.

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