JUNO Award nominations reflect exceptional faculty and bonds formed during time at UofT

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This year the JUNO Award Nominations once again celebrate the Faculty of Music’s success stories from Jazz to Classical, Historical Performance to Composition. Our faculty and alumni have been nominated in seven categories, including near sweeps in the Jazz Album of the Year: Group and Classical Composition of the Year categories.

Four of the five composers nominated in the Classical Composition of the Year category are graduates of the Faculty.

Our vast alumni network enables relationships to flourish, often resulting in stories like saxophonist Tara Davidson’s. In the Jazz Album of the Year categories, Davidson, in addition to her own nomination for Murphy by Carn Davidson 9, also appears on multiple nominated recordings, many by UofT faculty and alumni. Our current students and alumni are also represented in Professor Daniel Taylor’s The Trinity Choir, which received its second nomination in as many years for The Tree of Life.

The UofT Music community's reperesentation in the ranks of nominees attests to our ongoing and important contribution to Canada's music scene and cultural heritage. The 2018 JUNO Awards will take place on March 25 in Vancouver. 

Congratulations to all the nominees on their work and best of luck at the JUNOs!

See the full list of faculty and alumni nominated for this year’s JUNOs.

For further information on Canada’s Music Awards visit http://junoawards.ca/

Article by Jacob Feldman, Voice Studies, Faculty of Music, with files from Tyler Greenleaf, Alumni Development Officer