Berklee Valencia's 2024 Alumni and Faculty Grammy Nominees

Faculty member Federico Nathan and alumni Carla Patullo B.M. ’01, M.M. ’13, and Kyle Pyke M.M.’14 recognized by the Recording Academy of the United States.

December 5, 2023

The Recording Academy of the United States recently announced the list of nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards, regarded by many as the most prestigious awards in the music industry worldwide. 

The upcoming 66th edition of the Grammys will take place on Sunday, February 4, in Los Angeles, and its nominees include a wide number of Berklee faculty and alumni, who have won more than 300 Grammys to date. 

This year’s list includes Berklee Valencia’s faculty Federico Nathan and alumni Carla Patullo B.M. ’01, M.M. ’13 and Kyle Pyke, M.M. ‘14, who have gained recognition across different categories.

Nathan, a contemporary performance (production concentration) and study abroad instructor at Berklee Valencia, has been nominated in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for his participation in Olympians, Vince Mendoza’s latest album with the world-renowned Metropole Orkest, where Nathan serves as first violin and soloist. In this album, Mendoza mixes a broad range of musical styles such as jazz, classical, flamenco, samba, rock, and R&B, among others. Says Nathan: “I’m very happy we were nominated for the Grammys with such an album, since I feel very identified with this kind of musical fusion.”

Next year will mark 10 years since Nathan has been playing with the Metropole Orkest, and to be recognized by such a prestigious award is a great honor for him, especially, he notes, “for all the hard work behind such a project like this orchestra.”

Patullo graduated in Berklee Valencia’s scoring for film, television, and video games in 2013. This year, the award-winning film and TV composer gained a Grammy nomination in the Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album category for So She Howls. The ambient album chronicled her three-year battle with a life-threatening illness. Inspired by her grandmother’s singing tapes, the album reflects her journey of rediscovering her voice through healing. With contributions from the Scorchio Quartet, the album weaves synth textures and warm string arrangements, and it aims to resonate with others guiding them through healing cycles and fostering connection in challenging times.

Pyke graduated from Berklee Valencia’s music production, technology, and innovation program in 2014, and earned his first Grammy nomination in 2021. Pyke, who describes his time in Valencia as “indispensable for [his] career,” has been nominated again in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical, thanks to his work in The Blue Hour, by Shara Nova and A Far Cry, an album, written collaboratively by five female composers, that follows one woman’s journey through the space between life and death.