U-M’s Daugherty wins Grammy

Ranks among top contemporary composers

February, 2011

Michael Daugherty won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his three-part homage to trains, “Deus Ex Machina,” recorded by the Nashville Symphony on his “Metropolis Symphony” CD. The award was presented in afternoon ceremonies Sunday, Feb. 13, prior to the national broadcast of the Grammy Awards.

The album also received Grammys for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album in the classical music category.

Daugherty (photo left) is a professor of music composition at the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Since his emergence in the late 1980s, Daugherty has risen to the top ranks of contemporary American composers. He has written more than 100 works for symphonies, string quartets, percussion, brass and chamber ensembles, opera, symphonic bands, and solo instruments.

To read a Montage profile on Daugherty written by Betsy Goolian, please visit DAUGHERTY PROFILE

To read a National Public Radio story on Daugherty, please visit NPR story, Dec. 10, 2010


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4 Comments to U-M’s Daugherty wins Grammy

  1. by Deepti Joshi

    On February 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Hearty Congratulations Sir! It is indeed a very big achievement and truly deserved. You make us all very proud to be Wolverines.

  2. by Paul Lopez

    On April 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    On the biography of Michael Daugherty,the Centennial Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corp from Colorado are listed. Does Mr. Daugherty have any information or contact on this corp from the VFW/AL era of drum corps. This is a part of the states’ drum corp history that is missing.


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