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Ithaca College alum Elaine Martone wins 5th grammy award

Elaine Martone, an esteemed recording and music festival producer, and Ithaca College graduate, has clinched her fifth Grammy Award, this time being honored as the “Classical Producer of the Year” at the 2024 ceremony. Martone’s acclaimed contributions to the classical music genre, particularly her involvement with the Ojai Music Festival, have once again been recognized on music’s biggest stage.

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Throughout her illustrious career, Martone has not only excelled at the Ojai Music Festival but has also held significant roles as the executive producer for the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall and spearheaded the production department at Telarc Records. Her work has consistently been at the forefront of classical music, blending innovative production techniques with a deep respect for the genre’s traditions.

A native of Rochester, Martone’s journey through the music industry underscores her belief in the power of dreaming big and making those dreams a tangible reality. Her latest Grammy win reinforces her status as a leading figure in classical music production, inspiring both peers and aspiring producers alike with her dedication and creative vision.