The Peabody Post

Michael Repper and Kevin Puts 2023 Grammy Award Winners

Headshots of Michael Repper and Kevin Puts under the GRAMMY awards logo

The New York Youth Symphony’s debut recording, Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman (Avie Recordings), was awarded the Best Orchestral Performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards February 5, and conductor Michael Repper (DMA ’22, Conducting) proudly acknowledged the youth orchestra’s tremendous achievement when accepting the award. Repper is not the only member of the Peabody community who took home a Grammy this month. Faculty composer Kevin Puts was awarded the Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Contact, performed by the string trio Time for Three and the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of conductor Xian Zhang. A complete list of 2023 Grammy winners can be found online, and a hearty congratulations to all.