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Check out our list of Interlochen alumni whose work in acting, writing and music were honored in recent and upcoming ceremonies.

Josh Groban

Josh Groban (IAC 97-98) was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album for his album Stages. (Photo credit: James Dimmock)

Benjamin Jaber, Benjamin Lulich, and Daniel Rosenboom

From left: Benjamin Jaber, Benjamin Lulich, and Daniel Rosenboom played on the Oscar-nominated John Williams score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here at Interlochen Center for the Arts, we are so proud of our alumni, many of whom were recently recognized with nominations for the Grammys, Golden Globes and Academy Awards. Congratulations to them all!

Academy Awards
Nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced Jan. 14, and Interlochen alumni played instruments in some of the nominated musical categories. Be sure to watch the ceremony Feb. 28 on ABC.

  • Best Original Song
    • Diane Warren and Lady Gaga, Til It Happens to You, from The Hunting Ground
      • Ryan Shore, (IAC/NMC 89) "leader"; Darius Campo (IAC/NMC 76), principal second violin; Shawn Mann (IAA 87-89), principal viola
  • Best Original Score
    • John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      • Benjamin Jaber (IAA 00), Daniel Rosenboom (IAA 00) and Benjamin Lulich (IAA 01)
    • Carter Burwell, Carol
      • Brittany Boulding (IAC 96), violin; Sean Osborn (IAA 83-84, IAC/NMC 82-83), clarinets; Evan Kuhlmann (IAA 00-02), bassoon

Grammy Awards
Nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and once again Interlochen alumni are included in the mix of top music acts. Since 1958, Interlochen alumni have earned more than 120 Grammy Awards and hundreds of nominations. Tune in to CBS on Feb. 15 to root for our nominees:

  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    • Stages - Josh Groban
    • No One Ever Tells You - Seth MacFarlane 
      • Joel McNeely (IAA 74-77), arranger and producer
  • Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
    • Guitar In The Space Age! - Bill Frisell (IAC/NMC 67)
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    • Vesper - Marshall Gilkes (IAA 95-96, IAC 94)
  • Best Musical Theater Album
    • Richard Winkler (IAC/NMC 58-63, 65), producer, Something Rotten
  • Best Instrumental Composition
    • Civil War - Bob Mintzer (IAA 69-70)
    • Köln - Marshall Gilkes (IAA 95-96, IAC 94)
  • Best Historical Album
    • The Complete Concert By The Sea - Geri Allen (AS 75)
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical
    • Ask Your Mama - Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum (IAC 95-96)
    • Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria - Robert Friedrich (IAC/NMC 84)
  • Best Opera Recording
    • Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria - Martin Pearlman (IAC/NMC 55, 57), conductor
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
    • Filament - Eighth Blackbird 
      • Percussionist Matthew Duvall (IAA 85-89, IAC/NMC 84-85, IAC St 95)
    • Render - Brad Wells and Roomful of Teeth
      • Vocalist Martha Cluver (IAA 97-99, IAC 97)
  • Best Classical Compendium
    • Ask Your Mama - Laura Karpman (IAC/NMC 70-74), composer
  • Best Choral Performance
    • The Poet Sings: Pablo Neruda
      • James Bass (IAA 89-91)

Golden Globes
The 2016 Golden Globe Awards were held Jan. 10, and several Interlochen alumni were nominees, including:

  • Felicity Huffman, actress, American Crime
    • Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
    • Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
  • Bryan Cogman (IAC 94), executive producer, Game of Thrones
    • Best TV Series, Drama
  • Kimiko Glenn (IAA 06-07)actressOrange is the New Black
    • Best TV Series, Comedy
  • Zach Woods (IAC 97-98)actorSilicon Valley
    • Best TV Series, Comedy
  • Our Lady J (IAA 94-96)writerTransparent
    • Best TV Series, Comedy

Did we miss an Interlochen nominee? Let us know by emailing us at We will feature theatre nominees in a future Crescendo and online, so please stay tuned!