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Six alumni from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami have received 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations in multiple categories, for a total of 13 nominations.

Alumni receiving nominations include: Julio Reyes Copello (M.M. ’00) who tops the list with four, George Noriega, (B.M.’96) and Carlos Fernando López (B.M. ’12), each with three nominations and Raquel Sofia (BM ’09), Jose Valentino (M.M. ’10) and Ernesto Fernandez (M.M. ’13, D.M.A. ‘16), each received one nomination. Julio Reyes Copello and Carlos Fernandez López are longtime collaborators and share nominations in two categories-– Album and Record of the Year. It is worthy to note that Carlos Fernando López was also nominated, along with Jose Valentino in the category of Best Classical Composition for Sacre, his final project to receive his Master’s in Composition at Frost.

Dean Shelton G. Berg stated: "The Frost School is geographically placed in the center of interaction between the US and Latin America, which is reflected in our diverse student population, and collaboration from many Latin American music wells. We are immensely proud that our culture and teaching has contributed to the success of these gifted and brilliant Alumni, and so happy for them to have been recognized by their peers for making some of the most outstanding recordings of the year."

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