2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

Chicago Classical Music Makes A Strong Showing at 2021 Grammy Nominations

It’s another great year for the city’s classical music community with Chicago-born and based artists, producers, and engineers receiving recognition.

WATCH | Saxophonist Julian Velasco Wins Cedille Records Emerging Artist Competition

This past weekend, WFMT teamed up with Cedille Records to stream the finals of the venerable Chicago label’s first-ever Emerging Artist Competition. Now, a winner has been named…

WFMT Joins Forces with Cedille to Share Stream of Emerging Artist Competition

The first such event in Cedille’s history, the competition is being held in honor of the label’s 30th anniversary. The first place artist will get to create a record that will be produced and released by Cedille.

2020 Grammys: Chicago Flutist Nathalie Joachim Slated to Present at Premiere Ceremony 

Ahead of Grammy weekend, a local look at the Chicago-area nominees and hosts!

Sharon Isbin Revisits Spain, Italy, and Her Accidental Beginnings in Guitar

A self-described “science kid,” a simple miscommunication prompted Sharon Isbin to take up the guitar in her youth.

Grammy Nominations Announced with Nods for Third Coast Percussion and Cedille Records

The 2020 Grammy Nominations were announced this morning, and several members of the Chicago classical community received recognition as nominees.

A First-Time Nominee Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Grammy Week

My recap of the 61st Grammy Awards is especially exciting because I attended Music’s Biggest Night not only as a member, but also as a nominee! Engineer Bill Maylone and I received a nomination in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical for Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James Stephenson released on the Cedille label and featuring clarinetist John Bruce …

WFMT Audio Engineer Mary Mazurek Nominated for a Grammy Award

If you’ve ever listened to a live broadcast on WFMT, chances are you’ve heard Mary Mazurek’s work. Since beginning at WFMT in 1993, Mary has come to engineer for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Live from WFMT, Impromptu, and more. She’s worked with leading artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to the Kronos Quartet. And now, she’s received her first …

Hear the Album Inspired by the Incredible Life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

With the Supreme Court very much in the news these days, a Chicago label has released a musical tribute illuminating the personal and professional life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is marking 25 years on the high court.

At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this February, Chicago Boasts Over 80 Nominees in 35 Categories

David Skidmore of Third Coast Percussion exclaimed, “It feels great to be nominated. We love this city, and we love the musical life of this city…”