LOS ANGELES, CA — Nathalie Joachim, a 2001 graduate of West Orange High School (WOHS), has been nominated for a Grammy in the World Music Category for her album, “Famn D’Ayiti.”

The accomplished flutist, vocalist and composer was a standout on the WOHS marching band and attended Juilliard School of Music upon graduation, thus beginning her successful journey. 

In Joachim's first solo album—written for flute, voice, string quartet, and electronics and recorded with Chicago’s Spektral Quartet—she explores her Haitian heritage and the music of its iconic female artists.

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Since graduating from WOHS, Joachim has worked with top musicians and ensembles, is a former member of Eighth Blackbird and co-founder of Flutonix, an urban art-pop duo that performs everything from classical to Indie music. Her skills as a composer are in high demand, and she regularly writes for instrumental and vocal artists, dance, and interdisciplinary theater.

The Grammys will be televised on Jan. 26 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Read more about Nathalie Joachim and her accomplishments here.