Duquesne University Faculty, Alumnus Win Grammys
The Mary Pappert School of Music is proud of the nearly 20 adjunct faculty members who-as part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)-recently won two Grammys for their recording of Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio, conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.
The awards were for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical.
In addition, Jim Anderson, who earned his B.S. in music education from the School of Music in 1973, won his second Grammy during the Jan. 28 ceremony at Madison Square Garden.
Nominated alongside the likes of Kraftwerk, Anderson won the Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album for his work as co-producer and mix engineer on Jane Ira Bloom's album, Early Americans. The award was presented to Anderson, Mastering Engineer Darcy Proper and artist Jane Ira Bloom by famed astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Anderson previously won a Grammy in the same category in 2013.
Anderson noted that he uses his Duquesne education every day in his work as a faculty member at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and in his professional career. "I am now in a position to give to my students the same high-level education that I received as a student at Duquesne," he said.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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