You may recall a report on this blog a few weeks ago that Vanderbilt had been nominated for 11 Emmy awards. Former student Al Gore won an Oscar last year. Completing the trifecta is Blair School of Music Professor of Ethnomusicology Greg Barz, who found out yesterday that he has been nominated for a Grammy. Barz earned the nod in Best Traditional World Music Album category for his album “Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda.” Congratulations Professor Barz! Read all about it.
I don’t need to point out that it’s kind of unusual for Emmy and Grammy nominations to be handed out to academics and a bunch of university staff. But that’s just how we roll.