Peabody alumni and faculty are well represented in the 2023 Grammy nominations. The 65th Annual Grammy Awards take place February 5, 2023, at the Crytpo.Com Arena in Los Angeles.
Lawrence Manchester (BM ’94, Percussion; BM ’95 Recording Arts and Sciences) was recently nominated in the Best Musical Theater Album category for his work as co-producer and mixer of Caroline, or Change (The New Broadway Cast Recording). He also recorded Into the Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording), which was nominated in the same category, and was the vocal recording engineer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, which was nominated in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category.
Paul Avgerinos’ (BM ’81, Double Bass) album Joy was nominated for Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album.
Faculty composer Kevin Puts’ Contact, from string trio Time for Three’s album Letters for the Future with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
Engineer/mixer Karl Wingate (MA ’14, Audio Sciences) was nominated for his work on R&B artist Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit,” a Record of the Year nominee.
The New York Youth Symphony’s Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman, led by conductor and music director Michael Repper (DMA ’22, Conducting), was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance.
Peabody Preparatory alumna Hilary Hahn’s Abels: Isolation Variation was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
The score for the video game Call of Duty: Vanguard, for which Scott Bergstrom (MM ’11, Recording Arts and Sciences) was the mixer and music editor, is one of five works nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media, a new category introduced this year.
Additionally, for the Producer of the Year, Classical, category, multiple recordings are mentioned for each nominated producer, and Elaine Martone’s nomination includes Big Things by Icarus Quartet, co-founded by faculty percussionist Jeff Stern, while nominee Judith Sherman’s includes the New York Youth Symphony’s Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman.