A work that was commissioned by UCLA alumnus and composer Mark Carlson is now nominated for a 2017 Grammy award for Best Classical Compendium. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA faculty, staff and alumni have contributed musical works that are nominated for the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017. Their talents, ranging from playing the saxophone to composing songs to performing in an opera, have been recognized with nominations in five different categories.

UCLA lecturer Raynor Carroll played percussion for the project “200 Motels,” a performance of pieces by rock musician Frank Zappa. The recording is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. (Tianyi Ruan/Daily Bruin)

For more information about both Music Department faculty members--please read the full articles in the Daily Bruin.

For the full article on Mark Carlson, CLICK HERE.

For the full article on Raynor Carroll, CLICK HERE.