A person looks over their shoulder towards the camera while standing in front of a pink backdrop.

A pair of Humber College graduates are celebrating after winning JUNO Awards at this year’s ceremony.

The 52nd annual JUNO Awards happened March 12 and 13 in Edmonton and celebrated the best in Canadian music.

Arkells, which includes Humber graduate Anthony Carone, won Group of the Year beating out Arcade Fire, Billy Talent, Metric and The Reklaws. It’s a run of success for the band, which won the award in 2022 and 2021 as well as in 2019, 2015 and 2012. The Arkells have won a total of nine JUNO Awards throughout their career. Carone is keyboardist with the Hamilton-based band.

Alumna Caity Gyorgy earned the JUNO for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for the release Featuring. Gyorgy’s album was up against Blue by Diana Panton, Venez done chez moi by Laura Anglade and Sam Kirmayer, Nikki by Starlight by Nikki Yanofsky and The Ostara Project by The Ostara Project. The latter is an ensemble that includes Humber Music faculty Jocelyn Gould and Amanda Tosoff and Humber graduate Allison Au.

In 2022, Gyorgy also won Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy.

This year, Humber is marking 50 years of music education. Over the last five decades, many talented people have come through the College to learn their craft including the two graduates who won JUNO Awards this year.  

Several other musicians and vocalists with connections to Humber were also nominated for JUNO Awards.

For more on Humber’s music programs, visit the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts website.