Interlochen alumni selected as 2023 Grammy Award nominees

Norah Jones, Peter Erskine, and Nicholas Phan highlight the eleven Camp and Academy alumni nominated for the most coveted accolade in music.

A group of Grammy Award trophies

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Eleven Interlochen Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni are among the nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards.

The music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Awards celebrate excellence in the recording arts and recognize the contributions of all creators over the course of the award year. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+.

The alumni nominees are:

  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    • I Dream of Christmas (Extended) — Norah Jones (IAC 94-95)
  • Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
    • Stranger - Works for Tenor By Nico Muhly — Nicholas Phan (AS 93-94, IAC 95-96)
  • Best Classical Compendium
    • An Adoption Story — Starr Parodi (IAA 76-77)
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition
    • Puts: Contact — Kevin Puts (AS 85-87)
  • Best Orchestral Performance
    • Sila: Breath of the World — Doug Perkins, Musicians of the University of Michigan Department of Chamber Music, and University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble (Ancel "Fitz" Neeley [IAC 16], Christopher Hall [IAC 15, IAA 15-17, IAC St 17-18])
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
    • What is American — PUBLIQuartet (Jannina Norpath [IAC 91-93])
    • Musical Remembrances — Neave Trio (Eri Nakamura [IAC 96, IAA 96-99])
  • Best Opera Recording
    • Davis: X - The Life and Times of Malcolm X —Davóne Tines (IAC 04)
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album
    • Live in Italy — Peter Erskine Trio (Peter Erskine [IAA 68-71])
    • Parallel Motion — Yellowjackets (Bob Mintzer [IAA 69-70])

Presented annually by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Awards are the industry’s only peer-recognized music award. Recording Academy Voting Members select winners in 91 different award categories including general fields, craft categories, and 26 distinct genre fields. Since the awards were first presented in 1959, 75 Camp, Academy, All-State, and University alumni have received a total of 144 Grammy Awards for their work as solo artists, ensemble members, conductors, composers, and recording engineers.

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