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  • Writer's pictureSOUNDWEAVERS


March 17, 2021


Rosy, Blaire, and Adam chat about the origins, purposes, and impacts of the Grammy Awards on the classical music industry; the role that the Grammys play in the evolution of classical music; the process of becoming nominating, and then winning, a Grammy award; the biases embedded in a system solely reliant on professional networks for access; and grassroots solutions emerging in response to these issues.


Soundweavers explores the triumphs and tribulations of the chamber music community through conversations with emerging and established performers, composers, and educators. Through dialogue, trialogue—and sometimes even tetralogue—with guest artists and ensembles, we delve into what it means to present contemporary and traditional classical, jazz, and folk music in today’s ever-shifting gig economy.

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  • Resources

- Grammys, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

- Brittanica, “The History of the Grammy

- Billboard, “How do you get a Grammy?

- Anand & Watson, “Tournament Rituals in the Evolution of Fields

- Cunningham, “The Nammys versus the Grammys

- Powers, “The Problem with the Grammys is not a Problem We Can Fix

- Owens, “Do the Grammys have a Diversity Problem

- Pikus, "The Canon is Racist

- New York Times, “Can the Grammys be Trusted?

- Strings, “Does a Grammy Win Live up to the Hype?

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