April 4, 2022

Congratulations to MSM faculty and alumni GRAMMY Award winners

Congratulations to MSM faculty and alumni who won 2022 GRAMMY Awards, presented on April 3, 2022!

Included among MSM winners were alumnus and trustee Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08), pictured above on left, and alumna J’Nai Bridges (BM ’09). The two are principal soloists on the Best Opera Recording winner, Akhnaten.

Discover MSM winners on this page (below), and listen to the music of all MSM alumni and faculty nominees on our 2022 GRAMMY Award Nominees Spotify playlist!

See the full list of 2022 GRAMMY Award winners here.

Classical Music Winners

Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists)

Glass: Akhnaten
MSM alumna mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (BM ’09); MSM alumnus and trustee countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08); David Frost, producer, with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Listen on Spotify

  • MSM alumna mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges (BM '09)

  • MSM alumnus and trustee countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM '08)

MSM alumnus and trustee Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM '08) on stage at the GRAMMY Awards (on left).

Best Choral Performance

Mahler: Symphony No.8, “Symphony Of A Thousand”
Including MSM alumnus tenor Simon O’Neill (MM ‘00)
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Best Contemporary Classical Composition 

Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea 
Dawn Upshaw (MM ’85, HonDMA ’98), Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion

  • MSM alumnus tenor Simon O’Neill (MM ‘00)

  • MSM alumna Dawn Upshaw (MM '85, HonDMA '98)

Jazz Winners

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 

Skyline
MSM alumnus and faculty member Ron Carter (MM ’61, HonDMA ’98), Jack DeJohnette, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 

For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver
Christian McBride Big Band including MSM tenor sax alumnus Loren Schoenberg (BM ’80) and MSM bass trombone alumnus Douglas Purviance (MM ’92)
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  • MSM alumnus Douglas Purviance (MM '92)

  • MSM alumnus Loren Schoenberg (MM '80)

MSM alumnus and faculty member Ron Carter (MM '61, HonDMA '98)

Arranging Winners

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Meta Knight’s Revenge (From Kirby Superstar
Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman (MM ’16) arrangers (The 8-Bit Big Band Featuring Button Masher)

Watch video of the composition here.

Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman (MM '16) (on left) interviewed about their Grammy win for best Composing/ Arranging on the red carpet