Jazz legend John Scofield and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, both Steinhardt faculty members, joined Steinhardt alumna and Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles in receiving nominations for 2016 Grammy Awards.

Emmy award

Two faculty members and one alumna from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University’s Steinhardt School received a total of four 2016 Grammy Award nominations, announced today by the Recording Academy.

Jazz legend and instructor in the jazz studies program, John Scofield, received two nominations, one for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Jazz Solo Performance, both for his album Past Present. Julia Wolfe, associate professor of music composition and founder of the music collective Bang On a Can All Stars, was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Anthracite Fields, which also won the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.

Alumna Ruthie Ann Miles (‘07, Vocal Performance), was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for The King and I, the show for which she also received a 2016 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

The Grammy Awards, which are awarded annually and comprise a broad mix of the music industry’s best and brightest over the past year, will be announced on February 15, 2016 at a ceremony in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions:Established in 1924, Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (MPAP) is a leading research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama). Prominent alumni include: jazz great Wayne Shorter, music theatre composer and songwriter Cy Coleman, lyricist Betty Comden, composer Elmer Bernstein, and playwright and film writer John Patrick Shanley. Visit here for more information.




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