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Grammy Nominations Include Eastman Professor & Several Graduates

Dec 7, 2015

Eastman School of Music’s Professor of Lute Paul O’Dette and Eastman graduates Bob Ludwig, Maria Schneider, John Fedchok, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Martha Cluver, and Eric Dudley are among the nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards.

O’Dette and Stephen Stubbes are the conductors on the album Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe, which was nominated for Best Opera Recording.

Ludwig is the mastering engineer on Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes, which is up for Album of the Year. The recording also got a Grammy nod for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Schneider’s album The Thompson Fields is up for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Schneider was also nominated for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, for her arrangement of David Bowie’s “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”, a track from the album Nothing Has Changed.

Bezuidenhout also received two nominations: in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7, and in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category for Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte; Haydn: English Songs: Mozart: Masonic Cantata.

Fedchok is up for a Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, for “You and the Night and the Music,” a track from the album Like It Is.

Cluver and Dudley are members of the vocal group Roomful of Teeth, which was nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its recording Render.

Winners of 58th Grammy Awards will be announced on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.