Do you love classical music? Do you follow the Classical Music awards category for the Grammys? Well, if so, then you need to be following Miss Music Nerd. She was chosen to be an official Grammy community blogger for the Classical Music category. It’s pretty cool because they found her (it was not something she applied for) and they chose her because her reviews are always positive. She doesn’t trash anyone, just highlights music/composers that she loves and why.
Did you know there are actually 12 categories in the Classical range? That means she will be familiarizing herself with 60 recordings between yesterday (when the nominations were announced) and awards day on January 31, 2010. It also means she gets to take a break from the depths of winter in Massachusetts in January for some LA sunshine 🙂
Personally, I have known Miss Music Nerd for 3 years now. She’s my most awesome roommate for the Netroots Nation gatherings and an accomplished musician and composer herself.
Hey, thanks, man!!
I looked over the nomination list last night, and it’s pretty cool. I’m especially interested in the Opera category, where all the nominations are for works from the 20th or 21st century — that’s shaking things up a bit in the ol’ opera world!
I was relieved to find that some recordings were nominated more than once, which means my research list only has 50-some items, not 60! 😀
My first post will appear on grammy.com sometime in the next few days. I’ll post a linky at missmusicnerd.com as soon as I have it!
Thanks again! 🙂
😛 regarding NN roommates