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Cornish College of the Arts Congratulates Professor Johnaye Kendrick on Grammy Win

Seattle, WA – February 21, 2024 – Cornish College of the Arts extends heartfelt congratulations to Professor of Music, Johnaye Kendrick, for her remarkable achievement at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Kendrick, alongside her vocal ensemble säje, clinched the esteemed Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for their song “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” featuring Jacob Collier.

As an institution dedicated to nurturing and cultivating artistic talent, Cornish takes immense pride in Kendrick’s accomplishment, which stands as a testament to her exceptional skill and dedication to her craft. Kendrick’s contributions to “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” is a beacon of inspiration for current and future students, reaffirming Cornish’s commitment to fostering artistic excellence and pushing boundaries in the arts.

Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones, President of Cornish College of the Arts, expressed his admiration, stating, “We are elated to see Johnaye Kendrick receive this prestigious recognition at the Grammy Awards. Her success not only reflects her outstanding talent but also speaks to the rigorous training and creative environment fostered at Cornish. We applaud Johnaye for her extraordinary achievement and celebrate her as an inspiration to our students and aspiring artists everywhere.”

Cornish College of the Arts remains committed to nurturing the next generation of visionary artists, fostering an environment where creativity thrives, and excellence is celebrated. Kendrick’s achievement serves as a shining example of the limitless possibilities that await our students as they embark on their own artistic journeys.

Cornish College of the Arts joins the city of Seattle in celebrating Johnaye Kendrick’s outstanding achievement and looks forward to witnessing her continued success in the music industry.

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About Cornish College of the Arts:

Cornish College of the Arts is a leading institution dedicated to educating the next generation of artists, creatives, and innovators in the visual and performing arts. With a rich history spanning over a century, Cornish offers comprehensive programs in music, dance, theater, design, and visual arts, providing students with a transformative educational experience that fosters creativity, innovation, and artistic excellence.

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