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U of M School of Music alumnus Ryan Truesdell earns three GRAMMY® nominations

Thursday, December 6, 2012

University of Minnesota School of Music alumnus, composer, conductor, producer, and copyist Ryan Truesdell has received three nominations in the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® for his record "CENTENNIAL: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans," including Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the album as a whole, Best Instrumental Arrangement for "How About You," and Best Arrangement Featuring a Vocalist for "Look to the Rainbow" featuring Luciana Souza.

Truesdell, a 2002 U of M graduate with a Bachelors of Music Education, recently conducted a concert with University Jazz Ensembles, directed by professor Dean Sorenson, on Monday, December 3, 2012 featuring works from the "CENTENNIAL" album at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Truesdell is a former member of the University Jazz Ensembles and took arranging lessons with professor Sorenson.

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