Wellesley Professor Awarded at 57th Grammy Awards
Aaron Sheehan, a Wellesley faculty member in the Voice Department, has won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording on Sunday, Feb. 8. Sheehan, a famous vocal performer known for his Baroque interpretations, teaches musical performance at the College. Sheehan, who had been nominated for a Grammy twice before, won the award for the recording of La descente d’Orphée aux enfers by 17th-century baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s, which he performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble. He has appeared onstage at various venues across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center.
Holiday House Publishes Children’s Book by Wellesley Professor
English Professor Susan Lynn Meyer’s new picture book New Shoes has been published by Holiday House. The renowned children’s book publisher is honoring Black History Month with the publication of this story, which is focused on the discrimination of African-Americans before the civil rights movement in the 1950s. The book, which is illustrated by Eric Velasquez, is a fictional account, but offers young readers a chance to learn more about the inequality faced by African-Americans at the time. Meyer has published many other works, including a young-adult novel, Black Radishes and literary criticisms. She has won numerous awards for her writing, such as the Sydney Taylor silver medal. Meyer is currently on sabbatical to work on her next novel.