Four Alumni Win at 62nd Grammy Awards
- College 的 Fine Arts
Four Carnegie Mellon University alumni took home awards on Sunday night from the 62 annual GRAMMY Awards.
Alumnus Dan Smyers, who graduated from the Tepper School 的 Business in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in finance, won his second GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group performance for "Speechless" along with Shay Mooney, as part 的 Dan + Shay. Smyers is a Pittsburgh-area native. "Speechless" also was nominated for Best Country Song.
"I want to put my heart up to this microphone. You can literally hear it beating out of my chest right now. This is one 的 the coolest moments ever. Thank you to my wife, Abby, who is in the crowd down there, for inspiring this song, for inspiring every song that we write. For inspiring everything we do in our lives," said Smyers, who will perform prior to Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. "This is an absolute dream come true."
Watch Dan + Shay Win Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
Gilbert Rose, who graduated from CMU's 音乐学校 with a master's degree in fine arts in 1991, won for Best Opera Recording as conductor and producer of Tobias Picker's opera "The Fantastic Mr. Fox." Rose is the founder and principal conductor 的 the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. This was his fourth nomination and first win. Rose said his success is in part due to his education from Carnegie Mellon.
"My time at CMU remains vivid for me," Rose said. "Most important in my development were the chance to work with master teachers, Samuel Jones, Juan Pablo Izquierdo and Robert Page in a distinguished Graduate Conducting program."
Among the cast members of "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" is Gail Novak Mosites, who graduated from CMU with a master's degree 的 music vocal performance in 2014.
Congrats Best Opera Recording winner - 'Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox' Gil Rose, conductor/producer; @johnbrancy, @brownopera, @PreisserGabriel, Krista River & Edwin Vega (@bmopmusic & Boston Children's Chorus)— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) 一月 26, 2020
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Jessica Shelton, a 2012 graduate in acting and musical theater, also recieved a Grammy as a cast member 的 "Hadestown," which won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater recording.
CMU 校友 Billy Porter, who won a GRAMMY for the Musical Theater Album for "Kinky Boots" in 2014 and an 艾美奖 for his work on "Pose" in 2019, was among this year's presenters. Porter, whose red carpet fashion has made him an icon, wore more than 70,000 crystals and included a remote-controlled retracting crystal fringe veil on a custom hat.
Get on my nerves, and the curtain closes! ?? Living for my lewk styled by @sammyratelle with a custom design by @scottstudenberg 的 @bajaeast and featuring a custom hat by @sokolmillinery & mechanically engineered by @ sm00th_tech. pic.twitter.com/GsCY09aNzc— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) 一月 27, 2020
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