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A Grammy Nod for National Orchestral Institute

By Maryland Today Staff

UMD’s National Orchestral Institute hit a high note on Friday with a Grammy nomination for best orchestral performance.

The album “Ruggles, Stucky & Harbison: Orchestral Works,” released in June 2018, was recorded in June 2017 as part of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, part of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Artist Partner Program.

Founded at UMD in 1988, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival is a month-long festival during which young artists from across the country study, rehearse and perform with leading musicians and conductors.

"I’m thrilled and honored that our album was recognized … alongside four of the country’s greatest orchestras,” said Richard Scerbo, NOI+F director. “This is a wonderful testament to the talent and passion of the students.”

The 61st annual Grammy Awards will air Feb. 10 on CBS.

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