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NIU School of Music faculty, staff, alumni and students nominated for Grammy Awards

DEKALB, Ill. (WREX) — The nomination list for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards are out and the list includes representation from Northern Illinois University.

Dan Nichols, Head of Recording Services in the School of Music at NIU, is nominated in three categories, where he is joined by a current student, an alumna and faculty.

Nichols was the recording engineer on "Fanm D'ayiti" by Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet.

The assistant engineers were Qi Yu, a Master of Music Recording Arts student and Rachel Frazier, a 2019 graduate of the Bachelor of Arts program in Recording Arts.

"Fanm D'ayiti" is nominated for Best World Music Album.

Nichols was the recording engineer on "Perpetulum" by Third Coast Percussion, which is nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

Nichols and School of Music adjunct faculty member Mark Alletag served as assistant engineers on "American Originals 1918" by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, which is nominated for Best Classical Compendium.

Nichols won a Grammy in 2016 for his work as an engineer in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category on "Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich."

The Grammy's ceremony will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.

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