Bryan Pinkall, Photo Courtesy of K-State News and Communications Services

A Kansas State University assistant professor has earned a Grammy award for Best Choral Performance on an album with the Kansas City and Phoenix Chorales.

Bryan Pinkall, assistant professor of music in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance, and the Kansas City Chorale has been a member of the Kansas city Chorale since 2012, and sings an introit to one of the movements of Rachmaninoff’s “All Night Vigil.”

 The album, released in March 2015 by Chandos Records in the U.K. and Naxos Records in the U.S., debuted at No. 1 on the Classical and Traditional Classical Billboard charts.

Pinkall’s achievements also include serving as manager of performance operations and direction for the Emmy-winning 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony, and managing the production of Pope Francis’ mass in Philadelphia.

The 2016 Grammy Award winners were announced last night in Los Angeles.

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