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A U of I senior is nominated for two Grammys

Sophia Byrd is a soprano studying lyric theatre at U of I, and she participated in a 2018 oratorio that is now nominated for two Grammy awards.

Place by composer Ted Hearne and poet Saul Williams “explores the effects of gentrification in a Brooklyn neighborhood.” The work is nominated for best chamber music/small ensemble performance and best contemporary classical composition.

The 2021 Grammy Awards are this Sunday, March 14th. You can read more about Byrd here.

Top photo from Illinois News Bureau by Christian Flaherty.

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