USF music nominated for Grammy
A chorus recording produced at the University of South Florida has been nominated for a Grammy Award.
“Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45,” the product of a collaboration between USF's school of music and the south Florida-based choral group Seraphic Fire, could win Best Choral Performance. Check it out here on iTunes or Amazon. Producer Peter Rutenberg has also been nominated for Producer of the Year in the classical music category.
"The fact that we've received national recognition is huge," said James Bass, the director of the USF school of music's choral studies, who sang on the CD. "It is also a testament to the fantastic facilities we have here at USF."
It's not the first time USF has been nominated. Last year longtime USF jazz professor Chuck Owen was tapped for a jazz category. He didn't win, said spokeswoman Ashleigh Gallant, but "as they say, just being nominated is a huge honor."