May 17, 2008

Stepping Out: Honored

LEE ACTOR'S Concerto for Horn and Orchestra with the First Prize Winner in the 2007 International Horn Society Composition Contest. The work will be performed at the 40th Annual HIS Symposium in July.

MAURICE BROWN with an induction into the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame. The trumpeter was born in Chicago, developed his skills in New Orleans and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

INTERCEPT at this year’s DIY Convention in Hollywood awarding their progress as a “Do It Yourself” act.

DONALD KNAACK, percussionist and environmental activist, with the Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence & Pollution Prevention.

DARLENE KOLDENHOVEN as Best Vocal Album Infinite Voice and Best Holiday Album Heavenly Place at the 2007 NAR LifeStyle Music Awards.

RAY LESLEE with the 2008 Fellowship in Music Composition by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

BOB LEVY and KAREN JACOBSEN'S "This Time" with a nomination for a 2008 MAC Award for Outstanding Song of the Year. Levy's songs were performed recently at the New York Sheet Music Society's annual Songwriter's Showcase in New York City.

TOM SALVATORI at the NAR awards from Best Neo-Classical Album of 2007.

CORY PARKINSON with First Place in Avant-Garde, Third Place in Arranging, and Third Place in Vocal Solo by the Illinois Music Educator’s Association at their 2008 All-State Conference in Peoria, IL.

FAITH RIVERA, Emmy-winning singer/songwriter, with the first Biggest Giver Award from H.U.B. (Humanity Unites Brilliance).

EVELYN FREEMAN ROBERTS with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music at the 83 rd Annual Commencement ceremony on May 17, 2008. The composer, arranger, conductor and performer for television, recordings and stage graduated in 1941.

CRAIG URQUHART with a second Fellowship by Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA focusing on his own creative projects at a working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers.

ROBERT WHITE with the Julliard School of Music's William Schuman Scholars Chair in Literature and Materials, 2007. White's career as a performing artist began in 1943 at the age of six and he will give two presentations to the entire Julliard Community in association with the honor.

DAFE WOMACK with Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner from the Parents' Choice Foundation for his first children's album, Hold Your Nose When You Swallow A Goat.