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Daugherty’s Metropolis Wins Three GRAMMYs


Metropolis Symphony, a work by Professor Michael Daugherty and performed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting, won three Grammys:  Best Engineered Album, Classical; Best Orchestral Performance; and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Hear an excerpt from the work, read more about the work from NPR and more about the composer in the Fall 2009 Michigan Muse.

"I am incredibly excited and honored to be recognized by the Grammys," texted Daugherty, who was in LA to accept the award. "I owe so much to all the fantastic musicians I have worked with over the years and those who taught me music as I was growing up back in Cedar Rapids, IA.  . . . it shows what a inspiring place Ann Arbor is for an artist to live and create music, what a great place the University of Michigan is to teach young composers who very well may be here to accept their own Grammy some day!"

past news

March 2017

Alumnus Michael-Thomas Foumai, MM '11, DMA '14, was named one of the 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients by ASCAP.   03/30/2017

Dean Dworkin's statement on proposed elimination of NEA and NEH 03/16/2017

June 2016
January 2016
October 2013

Professor Bright Sheng is profiled in the Detroit News, in anticipation of the debut of his violin concerto, "Let Fly," to be performed by Gil Shaham with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Oct 4-6, 2013, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.    10/02/2013

September 2013

DMA composition student Patrick Harlin has been named the first-ever winner of the Hermitage Prize, awarded by the Aspen Music Festival and the Hermitage Artist Retreat.    09/04/2013

November 2011
November 2009
May 2009
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